Nebraska and Oklahoma renew one of the great matchups and rivalries in college football this Saturday, Sept. 18. The Huskers and Sooners are set to meet in Norman, the first meeting between the two since the 2010 Big 12 Championship Game.
The Huskers and Sooners were in the same conference from 1921 to 2010. That spanned multiple conferences—Missouri Valley, Big Six, Big Seven, Big Eight and Big 12—during that time. Nebraska and Oklahoma met 71 consecutive seasons from 1927 to 1997. The two have met 86 times in program history, with Oklahoma owning a 45-38-3 edge in the all-time series.
This Saturday marks the 87th all-time meeting between the two schools.
Nebraska-Oklahoma football TV channel, time, live stream
TV Channel: FOX
Time: 11 a.m. CT
Date: Saturday, September 18
Live stream: Fox Sports app with cable or dish log in
Radio: Nebraska fans can listen to the game on the new Huskers Radio Network. Internet radio, as well as a Spanish broadcast, will be available at Huskers.com.
Location: Gaylord Family/Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, Oklahoma
Weather: The Huskers are headed south to Norman, Oklahoma, and they hang onto summer a lot longer than we do down there. It’s certainly going to feel like summer on Saturday, too.
Nebraska-Oklahoma football picks, odds
The line: Oklahoma -22.5
(per the VI Consensus)
Nebraska heads to Norman with a 2-1 record following a 28-3 win over Buffalo. The win over the Bulls marked the second straight week of the Blackshirts holding an opponent to less than 10 points. Against Buffalo, Nebraska’s defense held the Bulls scoreless in the first half and only allowed a field goal in the second. As for the offense, Nebraska finished with more than 500 yards. That featured a balanced attack between both the run and pass game.
Oklahoma—who is currently ranked No. 3 in both the the Associated Press Poll and USA Today Coaches Poll—is 2-0 coming into the matchup. The Sooners most recently defeated Western Carolina, 76-0.
Oklahoma is averaging 527 yards of total offense per game behind quarterback Spencer Rattler. The Heisman hopeful has completed 77 percent of his passes with six touchdowns on the season so far. On defense, Oklahoma has limited its opponents to 287 yards per game.
What else do you need to know? Here’s a look at what the Huskers said leading up to the matchup with Oklahoma:
For more on the matchup, don’t miss the latest I-80 Preview Podcast.