Report: Oklahoma and Rutgers discussing 2012 football game at MetLife Stadium

By Kevin Kelley -

The Oklahoma Sooners and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are in discussions to play a football game in 2012 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Both schools are in need of non-conference games to complete their 2012 football schedules. How many depends on West Virginia’s lawsuit to leave the Big East and compete in the Big 12 in 2012.

The Sooners currently have one non-conference game on the books for 2012, an Oct. 27 home game against Notre Dame. OU needs two more non-conference games and could possibly need a third if West Virginia has to stay in the Big East next season.

Oklahoma previously had a non-conference game scheduled against TCU for 2012. But with the Horned Frogs joining the Big 12 in 2012, that contest is now a conference game.

Rutgers has four non-conference games scheduled for 2012: Kent State (Sept. 15), Army (Nov. 10), Howard (date TBA) and at Tulane (date TBA). The Scarlet Knights need one more game and two if West Virginia leaves.

Regarding the possibility of the Oklahoma-Rutgers game at MetLife, John Hoover of reported today that “…an OU insider said that game isn’t likely to happen.”

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Comments (6)

This would be biggest intersectional game for Rutgers since 1980 game against defending champs Alabama. Type of game they’ve needed to schedule to increase their profile

If Oklahoma won’t play, how about Nebraska? They have an open date and I would rather play Rutgers than Tennessee-Martin.

rutgers would not play ND at met life they said all home games have to be played on campus stadium ?

If Okie fails,backups are Kansas State or Arkansas.Tulane Game is already set for 9/1.After 9 years of playing nobodies,it;s time to gauge just hw far the prgram has come after all the investment and hype. Flood and Pernetti will git R done. Next step RU to Big 12.

Play at Rutgers stadium where the students are. Smarter to play at the home stadium rather than Metlife. smh