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 TulsaWorld.com reported today that “…an OU insider said that game isn’t likely to happen.”