Oklahoma and Texas are two of 22 FBS schools that will not face an FCS opponent next season, per FBSchedules.com.
The Sooners will face Florida Atlantic, UCLA and Army. Texas will battle Maryland, Tulsa and USC.
The Red River rivals have historically assembled tough out-of-conference schedules, which typically include at least one marquee game.
The same can’t always be said for the rest of the Big 12 Conference, all of whom have FCS foes lined up in 2018.
Oklahoma accidentally walked into a potential top-25 matchup with Florida Atlantic a week before facing first-year coach Chip Kelly and UCLA.
Texas also gets a pair of intriguing matchups against Maryland at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., and USC in Austin, Texas.
While Oklahoma and Texas were the only Big 12 schools to not schedule an FCS opponent in 2018, each team in the SEC and ACC has at least one on their schedules.
Visit fbschedules.com for the full list of FBS teams that will not face an FCS opponent in 2018.
Past and future FCS games
Oklahoma hasn’t played an FCS opponent since throttling Florida A&M 69-13 in 2012.
Texas’ last game against an FCS opponent is a 56-3 win against Sam Houston State in 2006.
The Longhorns don’t have any FCS games lined up over the next decade.
The Sooners have a pair of Missouri Valley Conference members scheduled for 2019 and 2020. Oklahoma will face South Dakota in Norman, Okla., in 2019 a year before playing host to Missouri State for its 2020 season opener.