The Oklahoma Sooners 2014 non-conference schedule was released this week and it is highlighted by the first ever appearance of the Tennessee Volunteers in Norman.
The Oklahoma Sooners vs. Tennessee Volunteers game will take place on Sept. 13 in Norman. This will be only the third time that OU has played Tennessee, following two Orange Bowl meetings. OU beat Tennessee in 1968, 26-24, and Tennessee beat OU in 1939, 17-0.
In interesting trivia, that 1939 game was OU’s first ever bowl game.
This will be the two successful programs’ first meeting in 46 years. They will play again when OU travels to Tennessee in 2015 for the rematch.
The other two 2014 non-conference games are rematches of this year’s contests, when OU hosts Louisiana-Tech on Aug. 30 and travels to Tulsa on Sept. 20. With the new 10-team Big 12 conference schedules, there are only three non-conference games now instead of the four the Sooners used to play.
It also looks like OU will either have a bye week in the second week of the season or will once again have an early Big 12 game on Sept. 6.
Oklahoma Sooners 2014 Non-Conference Schedule
Aug. 30: Louisiana Tech
Sept. 13: Tennessee
Sept. 20: At Tulsa