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By Jake Trotter, Staff Writer, jtrotter@opubco.com Modified: May 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm •  Published: May 5, 2011

“So, given the chance,” he said, “I'd like to” keep playing late in the year.

OU opens the season Sept. 3 at home against Tulsa, then will get an off week before heading to Tallahassee, likely to be a tilt of Top 10 teams. On Sept. 24 in Norman, the Sooners get a chance to avenge last year's loss to Missouri. Then OU will close out the nonconference schedule at Owen Field against Ball State, one week before the Oct. 8 Red River Rivalry. Other key home bouts include Texas Tech (Oct. 22) and Texas A&M (Nov. 5).

For decades, the Sooners have been a college football fixture on Thanksgiving weekend, first with Nebraska in the old Big Eight Conference, then most recently with OSU.

Whether the Sooners continue an annual Thanksgiving series with Iowa State remains undetermined, according to one school official.

TV and kickoff time for this season's Iowa State game have yet to be established.

2011 Oklahoma Football Schedule

Sept. 3 – TULSA
Sept. 17 – at Florida State
Sept. 24 – MISSOURI
Oct. 1 – BALL STATE
Oct. 8 – Texas at Dallas
Oct. 15 – at Kansas
Oct. 22 – TEXAS TECH
Oct. 29 – at Kansas State
Nov. 5 – TEXAS A&M
Nov. 19 – at Baylor
Nov. 26 – IOWA STATE
Dec. 3 – at Oklahoma State
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