TCU releases 2017 football schedule

A TCU fan is sent upward by fellow fans in the final minutes of TCU's NCAA college football game against Baylor on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU won 45-10. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

With the Big 12 releasing its conference schedule Tuesday, TCU’s 2017 football slate has been finalized.

The Horned Frogs will open Sept. 2 with a home game versus Jackson State, then heading to Fayetteville, Ark., to face Arkansas Sept. 9. The game against Arkansas will harken back to the days of the Southwest Conference, with former members TCU and Arkansas meeting in Fayetteville for the first times since 1988.

After closing nonconference play with a Sept. 16 home game versus SMU, the Horned Frogs begin Big 12 action Sept. 23 at Oklahoma State.

TCU’s Big 12 home opener is Oct. 7 versus West Virginia. The Horned Frogs will face three other Big 12 opponents at home: Kansas (Oct. 21), Texas (Nov. 4) and Baylor (Nov. 25).

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In addition to Oklahoma State, the Horned Frogs will travel to Kansas State (Oct. 14), Iowa State (Oct. 28), Oklahoma (Nov. 11) and Texas Tech (Nov. 18).

TCU will leave the state five times in 2017. The Horned Frogs played 10 of their 12 regular-season games this season in Texas.

The Big 12 Championship Game will be held Dec. 2 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

All dates are subject to change. Kickoff times will be announced later.

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2017 TCU Football Schedule

Sept. 2 – Jackson State

Sept. 9 – at Arkansas

Sept. 16 – SMU

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Sept. 23 – at Oklahoma State*

Oct. 7 – West Virginia*

Oct. 14 – at Kansas State*

Oct. 21 – Kansas*

Oct. 28 – at Iowa State*

Nov. 4 – Texas*

Nov. 11 – at Oklahoma*

Nov. 18 – at Texas Tech*

Nov. 25 – Baylor*

Dec. 2 – Big 12 Championship Game^

*Big 12 game