In a press release from UTsports.com the Tennessee football program announced Monday that two future games have been scheduled. The games will be against a familiar opponent for the Vols, the Oklahoma Sooners. The Volunteers and Sooners last met at Neyland Stadium in 2015.
The two prestigious programs first met in the 1939 Orange Bowl, a game Tennessee won 17-0 to clinch the 1938-39 National Championship. The Vols and Sooners next met in the 1968 Orange Bowl, which Oklahoma won 26 to 24. Despite the loss, the Vols were still named the 1967 National Champions by the Litkenhous rankings. Finally, most Tennessee and Oklahoma fans will remember the two teams most recent meetings in 2014 and ’15. The home-and-home series began in Norman in 2014, and the two teams met in Knoxville in 2015. The Oklahoma Sooners won both games.
The next two games between Tennessee and Oklahoma will be played in 2020 and 2024. First, Tennessee will travel to Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 12, 2020. The game is scheduled as Tennessee’s second game of the 2020 season after they open the year against Charlotte at home in week 1. After the game against Oklahoma, the Vols will come back to Knoxville to host Furman on September 19, 2020.
The second and final game of the Tennessee and Oklahoma home-and-home series will be played on September 7, 2024 when the Vols and Sooners meet at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville.
The two future games will feature a pair of some of the winningest football programs in college football. Oklahoma claims 7 national championships, while Tennessee has won 6 national championships. Tennessee has also played in 52 bowl games, 5th all-time, while Oklahoma has played in 50 bowl games, 7th all-time. Tennessee also boasts 45 1st round NFL Draft picks, while Oklahoma has produced 44 1st round NFL Draft picks.
These future games should be exciting to watch for both Tennessee and Oklahoma fans.
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