February 9, 2016

Huskers and Sooners to renew football rivalry (VIDEO)

Nebraska and Oklahoma have signed a contract for home-and-home football games in 2021 in Norman and 2022 in Lincoln. The first matchup is scheduled for Sept. 18, 2021, at Oklahoma, and the teams will meet at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln on Sept. 17, 2022. The 2021 game in Norman will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1971 “Game of the Century” between the schools. Top-ranked Nebraska edged No. 2 Oklahoma, 35-31, in Norman and went on to capture its second straight national championship.

Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne released a statement regarding the great rivalry.

“The games between the two schools were generally to decide a conference championship, and many times helped determine the national champion. Those matchups were always played with great intensity on the field, but with a great deal of respect from both sides and among the fan bases. I know our fans look forward to non-conference games against high-profile opponents like Oklahoma. I’m pleased we were able to finalize this series.”

The teams have played 86 times with OU holding a 45-38-3 advantage.

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