Oklahoma is no stranger to tough non-conference opponents, and the two-game stint with Tennessee in 2014 and 2015 are among the highlights.
Games so fresh, atmospheres so unique, why not do it again? OU announced Monday morning the Sooners and Vols will meet up for another home-and-home in 2020 and 2024.
Tennessee will return to Norman in 2020, while the Sooners will return the favor heading to Knoxville in 2024.
OU won the 2014 encounter 34-10 in Norman and overcame a 17-0 deficit to win 31-24 in 2 OT in Knoxville in 2015.
“It was a no-brainer for us to pursue another series with Tennessee," said athletic director Joe Castiglione in a press release. “The games in 2014 and '15 demonstrated a tremendous respect between two storied programs, as well as between a pair of passionate fan bases, and so for the players, coaches and fans, we're excited to renew this high-profile series. We fully expect it to once again be a great experience for both sides.”
OU also announced it has added a home date vs. South Dakota to fill out the 2019 schedule that includes a home game vs. Houston and heading to UCLA.
The Sooners’ big non-conference game this year? Time to head to Columbus as the Sooners will take on Ohio State and try to avenge a 45-24 defeat in Norman last September.