Report: OU-Nebraska series to continue in 2021
BY GUERIN EMIG World Sports Writer
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
11/06/12 at 11:37 AM
NORMAN – It's
going to be a little while longer, but Oklahoma and Nebraska are on the
verge of renewing their football series.
director Tom Osborne told the Omaha World-Herald the two old rivals have agreed
"in principle" to play in 2021 and '22, first in Norman with the
return game in Lincoln.
Such an agreement
would be consistent with both schools' willingness to play marquee
non-conference games, provided they are scheduled well in advance.
OU travels to
Notre Dame next year, before playing home-and-homes with Tennessee in 2014-15,
Ohio State in 2016-17 and LSU in 2018-19. The Sooners are also scheduled to
visit Army in 2020, returning the Black
Knights' trip to Norman in '18.
schedules include home-and-homes iwth Miami in 2014-'15 and Tennessee in
Back in 2010, as Nebraska
made plans to leave the Big 12 for the Big Ten, OU coach Bob Stoops was asked
about scheduling the Huskers in nonconference.
Notre Dame coming, LSU coming, Ohio State. We've played a very difficult
nonconference schedule," he said. "To stick them in between that,
it's not realistic."
This, of course,
would be waiting until that difficult run of games is over. It's adding
Nebraska instead of wedging the Huskers into a September that already includes
Notre Dame, LSU or Ohio State.
OU last met
Nebraska in the 2010 Big 12 championship, where the Sooners rallied to win
23-20. That gave them a 45-38 edge in the alltime series, with three ties.
The 2021 game would mark the 50th anniversary of the "Game of the Century" at Owen Field, won by Nebraska 35-31.
In this December 2010 file photo, OU quarterback Landry Jones runs by Nebraska's Jared Crick in the Big 12 Championship game in Dallas. STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World File