The Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Oklahoma Sooners have added two games to their future football series, both schools announced on Wednesday.
Back in November 2012, the two schools announced a home-and-home series for 2021-22. Oklahoma will host Nebraska on Sept. 18, 2021 and will then travel to take on the Cornhuskers on Sept. 17, 2022.
Oklahoma and Nebraska will now meet a total of four times with today’s addition of games in 2029 and 2030. Oklahoma will host Nebraska at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Sept. 15, 2029 and will then travel to face Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln on Sept. 14, 2030.
“Oklahoma and Nebraska are two of the most iconic programs in college football history,” said OU athletics director Joe Castiglione, “and we were excited a few years ago when we were able to rekindle the storied series by scheduling games for 2021 and 2022. We feel the same way with the addition of the games in 2029 and 2030. Fans of both programs are extremely passionate and loyal, and we’re happy we can preserve — and extend — the on-field history of two of the game’s all-time greats.”
The 2021 contest will mark the 50th anniversary of the “Game of the Century.” Top-ranked Nebraska, the defending national champions, 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.
Their last meeting was in the Big 12 Championship Game on Dec. 4, 2010 when Oklahoma beat Nebraska 23-20. The Cornhuskers left the Big 12 for the Big Ten the following season.
“The Nebraska-Oklahoma matchup is truly one of the legendary rivalries in the history of college football, and to now have four scheduled meetings in a decade will be great for both programs,” Nebraska athletics director Shawn Eichorst said. The Arizona series will be another outstanding home-and-home matchup against a high-caliber Power Five opponent and will provide a road game destination that will appeal to Nebraska fans.”