Tennessee and Oklahoma largely have been unfamiliar with one another despite being two of the nation’s powerhouses in football, but the two are getting more acquainted on the gridiron now.
On Monday, the Vols announced the dates for a future home-and-home series with the Sooners after having played in back-to-back seasons in 2014-15. The two are now set to square off in 2020 and 2024 with Tennessee visiting Norman in 2020 before Oklahoma comes to Knoxville in 2024.
The first contest at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium will take place on Sept. 12 that season, which is sandwiched between UT’s scheduled home games against Charlotte (Sept. 5) and Furman (Sept. 19). OU will be at Neyland Stadium on Sept. 7, 2024.
Tennessee has a 1-3 all-time record against Oklahoma, taking the first-ever meeting in the 1939 Orange Bowl, 17-0. Nearly 30 years later, the schools once again faced off in the Orange Bowl with Oklahoma winning 26-24.
The Sooners handed the Vols two straight defeats in 2014 and 2015, including a 31-24 heartbreaker that saw Bob Stoops and Co. rally from a 17-0 deficit to win in double overtime.