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Schedule Announced For Fifth Big 12 / SEC Challenge
May 25, 2017

Nine of 10 challenge matchups that are different than last season highlight the announcement of the schedule for the 2018 Big 12/SEC Challenge.

For the third straight year, all games in the Challenge will be played in one day - Saturday, January 27. ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all contests of the fifth annual event matching every Big 12 squad with 10 members from the Southeastern Conference. Each league will host five games. In addition, ESPN's College GameDay Covered by State Farm will originate from a to be determined site of one of the day's matchups.

The trophy for the winning conference has never left the Big 12 office as the league is 25-15 (.625) in the Challenge, having won the series its first three seasons while the Big 12 and SEC split the games a year ago (in case of a tie, the trophy stays with the conference that won it the previous campaign). The Big 12 has posted a 53-35 (.603) record in the last two conference challenge series it has played (vs. Pac-10, SEC) dating back to 2007.

2018 Big 12/SEC Challenge - Saturday, January 27
(Number in parenthesis is Big 12 team record in the Challenge)

Baylor (4-0) at Florida
- Bears won only matchup between schools, back in 1981

Tennessee at Iowa State (2-2)
- Schools have split the two previous matchups

Texas A&M at Kansas (3-1)
- Jayhawks lead the all-time series, 20-1

Georgia at Kansas State (2-2)
- Teams will play for the third time in past four seasons

Oklahoma (3-1) at Alabama
- OU has a 5-2 advantage over the Crimson Tide in the series

Oklahoma State (3-1) at Arkansas
- OSU won last season and 10 of the last 11 matchups

TCU (3-1) at Vanderbilt
- Lone TCU win in the series came in first game (1951)

Mississippi at Texas (2-2)
- First meeting since 1976, with UT holding an 8-6 edge

Texas Tech (2-2) at South Carolina
- Schools match up for first time since 1976-77

Kentucky at West Virginia (1-3)
- UK visits Morgantown for just the third time (1970, ‘41)

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