Going off campus has become all the rage in Big 12 football. Five Big 12 schools will play a neutral-site game in 2008, and three more schools have agreed to off-campus games in 2009.
Texas Tech coach Mike Leach, whose program plans a series with Oklahoma State in the Dallas area, said, "Dallas is not as good as games in Lubbock, but it's better than staying in Stillwater.”
The neutral-site games involving Big 12 teams in 2008 or planned for 2009:
• Kansas-Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
The KU-Mizzou showdown last November was one of college football's top games, and the teams return to Arrowhead this season. After that, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel wants the series to return to campus but admits that decision will be made above him.
• Texas A&M-Arkansas at the new Dallas Cowboys stadium
. The old SWC rivals have a 10-year agreement to play in Arlington, Texas.
• Colorado-Colorado State at Invesco Field in Denver.