Nebraska, Oklahoma agree in principle to 2021-22 Football Series

By Kevin Kelley -
Nebraska and Oklahoma last met in 2010. Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

Nebraska and Oklahoma have agreed in principle to play a 2021-22 home-and-home football series, the Omaha World-Herald has reported.

The first game is expected to be played at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman in 2021 with the second game at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln in 2022.

Although a contract has yet to be signed, both schools want the series to happen, Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne said.

The 2021 contest will mark the 50th anniversary of the “Game of the Century.” Nebraska, the defending national champions and ranked number one, defeated no. 2 Oklahoma 35-31 at Owen Field in Norman on Nov. 25, 1971.

Nebraska and Oklahoma have a long rivalry that dates back to 1912. The two schools met eight times between 2000 and 2010 and played each year from 1928 through 1997. The Sooners lead the overall series 45-38-3.

Discussions for a future series have been ongoing ever since Nebraska left the Big 12 for the Big Ten. In October 2010, Osborne said that they couldn’t make a decision on the games “…until we know if the Big Ten is going from eight conference games to nine.” The decision to keep an 8-game football schedule was announced by the Big Ten in July.

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Comments (5)

Who knows where these two programs will be in 10 years, but match ups like OU/NU are great for college football. I would like to see NU take a more aggressive approach to their upcoming OOC scheduling like Ohio State has done recently.

One old rivalry of the many erased by conference realignment. I watched many big games between these two. It will take stability and a lot of years to replace these type games.

Let’s hope Oklahoma is loaded and Number 1 for this game and that this is the year Nebraska leaves the Big 10 because they did not like loosing so many games to Ohio St., Mich. and Penn St. Nebraska would then move to the MAC where they could win maybe 8 games a year. Good riddence Huskies.

dandyd- you are the man! braska just ain’t got what it takes to play against OU. are they POULTRY?

These two teams should be playing during rivalry week. Its a long amazing rivalry between two great teams.