Tennessee will play at Oklahoma next season. The Sooners will open 2014 against Louisiana Tech.
By ANDREW GILMANFS Southwest
NORMAN, Okla. -
Tennessee will play at Oklahoma next season, the first time the teams have met since the 1968 Orange Bowl.
Oklahoma announced its non-conference football schedule Wednesday morning and highlighted the game against Tennessee on Sept. 13, 2014.
OU will also play at Tennessee in 2015. OU is 1-1 all-time against Tennessee, both games played in the Orange Bowl. OU lost in 1939 and won the 1968 game.
"We have always strived to feature marquee non-conference opponents on the Oklahoma schedule," said OU vice president and director of athletics, Joe Castiglione. "Our longtime philosophy of scheduling high-caliber FBS opponents becomes even more important in 2014 with strength of schedule factoring into the College Football Playoff equation. Without question, the opportunity to schedule a two-game, home-and-home series with a program with the tradition of Tennessee is a win-win for both programs and their passionate fan bases."
Sooners open the 2014 season against Louisiana Tech on Aug. 30, which is the first meeting between the schools.
Oklahoma will travel to Tulsa for its other non-conference game. The Sooners are 7-0 against Tulsa under Bob Stoops and beat Tulsa last week 51-20.