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OU Athletics Communications Press Release

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma's 12-game 2021 regular season football schedule was finalized Thursday with release of the Big 12 Conference slate.

The Sooners start the season with three non-conference games, beginning with a Sept. 4 matchup at Tulane. OU debuts at home vs. Western Carolina on Sept. 11 before hosting former league opponent Nebraska Sept. 18. The OU-NU contest will be played during the 50-year anniversary season of the 1971 "Game of the Century" that was also held in Norman.

Oklahoma opens Big 12 play with a Sept. 25 home tilt against West Virginia and then travels to face Kansas State on Oct. 2.

The annual Red River Showdown against Texas is scheduled for Oct. 9 in Dallas, as the Sooners will go for their 10th win in 13 meetings against the Longhorns. UT will be the designated home team at Cotton Bowl Stadium.

The October schedule also features a home game vs. TCU on the 16th, a contest at Kansas on the 23rd and a home affair against Texas Tech on the 30th.

Oklahoma's November slate starts with a bye week and a road game against Baylor on the 13th. The Sooners return to Norman to host Iowa State on Nov. 20 in a rematch of last season's Big 12 Championship game won 27-21 by OU and close the regular season Nov. 27 at Oklahoma State.

The top two finishers in the regular season standings will compete for the conference title in the Big 12 Football Championship, which is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 4, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Sooners have won the last six Big 12 titles.

Television selections for the first three weeks of the 2021 season and special dates are due to the Conference by June 1.


2021 OU season tickets and Sooner Club renewals can be made via your online account manager starting Friday, Feb. 12 with a renewal deadline of April 30, 2021.


Fans who want to purchase or would like more information on 2021 season tickets may contact the OU Athletics Ticket Office by phone or text at 405-325-2424 or by email at outickets@ou.edu. Fans may also click here for more details.

2021 Schedule and Notes

Sept. 4 • at Tulane
OU won only meeting (56-14) in 2017 in Norman

Sept. 11 • vs. Western Carolina
First meeting

Sept. 18 • vs. Nebraska
Sooners lead series 45-38-3; OU leads nation with 50 conference titles, NU ranks second with 46

Sept. 25 • vs. West Virginia
OU leads 10-2 and is 8-0 since Mountaineers joined Big 12

Oct. 2 • at Kansas State
OU leads 76-21-4 and is 1 of just 2 Big 12 programs with winning record vs. KSU since league was formed

Oct. 9 • vs. Texas (in Dallas)
Texas leads 62-49-5; Sooners have won 9 of last 12 and 15 of last 22

Oct. 16 • vs. TCU
OU leads 16-5 and has won 7 straight

Oct. 23 • at Kansas
Sooners lead 78-27-6 and have won 16 in a row (all by at least 14 points)

Oct. 30 • vs. Texas Tech
OU leads 22-6 overall and has won 9 straight; has scored at least 38 points each of last 11 meetings

Nov. 6 • Bye

Nov. 13 • at Baylor
Sooners lead 28-3 and have won last 7 matchups

Nov. 20 • vs. Iowa State
OU leads 77-7-2 and is 39-4-1 in Norman

Nov. 27 • at Oklahoma State
Sooners lead 90-18-7 (41-7-5 in Stillwater) and have won 16 of last 18

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