Houston will return to Norman in the season opener in 2019.
“The greater Houston area has long been a stronghold of support for OU,” said OU vice president and director of athletics, Joe Castiglione, in a statement. “We are excited to showcase our program in one of the nation’s largest markets and an NFL venue that has hosted the Super Bowl.”
The Sooners were scheduled to play Louisiana-Monroe to open the season. That game will now be played on Sept. 10, 2016.
Oklahoma has never lost to Houston, posting a 2-0 record against the Cougars. Houston is the most recent addition to the Sooners’ nonconference schedule of major conference opponents during the next few season.