The Clemson Tigers and the Oklahoma Sooners have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2035 and 2036, FBSchedules.com has learned.
A copy of the two-game contract was obtained from Clemson University via a state Freedom of Information Act request.
In the first game of the series, Clemson will host Oklahoma at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina, on Sept. 15, 2035. The Tigers will then travel to face the Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman on Sept. 13, 2036.
The home team will pay the visiting team $1 million for each contest and the penalty for breaching the contract is $2 million. Recognizing how far away the games are scheduled, Clemson and Oklahoma included the following language in the contract:
The Parties acknowledge the long-range nature of schedule planning and that games remain to be scheduled during the above years. Accordingly, the Parties agree to consider in good faith a modification in the date of a given year to accommodate other scheduling.
Clemson and Oklahoma have met five times on the gridiron, with the three most recent matchups coming in post-season bowl games. The Tigers won those contests 13-6 (1989 Florida Citrus Bowl), 40-6 (2014 Russell Athletic Bowl), and 37-17 (2015 Capital One Orange Bowl) and now hold a 3-2 lead in the overall series.
The Clemson-Oklahoma contests are now the furthest scheduled home-and-home series in college football, not including annual matchups such as Clemson-South Carolina, Florida-Florida State, Army-Navy, etc. or Notre Dame vs. ACC opponents.
Previously, the furthest scheduled non-conference contests were parts of series that conclude in 2031, including Liberty-North Carolina, Rice-Northwestern, Virginia Tech-Old Dominion, Washington-Michigan State, Nebraska-Arizona, and Kansas State-Rutgers.
Clemson adjusts 2022 football schedule
The Clemson Tigers have also made some adjustments to two previously scheduled non-conference games for the 2022 season, according to copies of documents obtained from the school.
Furman was previously scheduled to visit Clemson on Sept. 3, but will now play the Tigers on Sept. 10. Additionally, Clemson’s game against Louisiana Tech has been moved up one week from Sept. 24 to Sept. 17.
Other games scheduled that season include at Notre Dame on Nov. 5 and South Carolina at home on Nov. 26. Barring any additional changes, Clemson will open the 2022 season with an ACC contest.