The Oklahoma and Tennessee football programs have agreed to a home-and-home series in 2020 and 2024.
Boomer Sooner meets Rocky Top. Again.
Oklahoma and Tennessee have agreed to a home-and-home series in 2020 and 2024, with the Sooners hosting the Volunteers on Sept. 12, 2020 and Bob Stoops’ team returning to Knoxville on Sept. 7, 2024.
This agreement comes just two years after the two programs met in back-to-back seasons, with the Sooners winning both contests. In 2014, Oklahoma dominated Tennessee in Norman, winning 34-10, while quarterback Baker Mayfield led the Sooners to a comeback win in double overtime in 2015, walking out of Knoxville with a thrilling 31-24 victory.
The two historical powerhouses are at different ends of the spectrum right now as far as stability. Stoops will begin his 20th season as the head coach of the Sooners, and continually puts together a team capable of competing for the national title. Oklahoma has won 10 Big 12 titles under Stoops’ watch.
Tennessee is on more unsteady ground, as unfulfilled expectations and brutal losses have plagued Butch Jones’ tenure in Knoxville. With the graduation of longtime starting quarterback Joshua Dobbs and a few key defensive players, Tennessee will start 2017 with a lot of question marks, including the future of its head coach.
The Sooners lead the all-time series against the Volunteers 3-1, with Tennessee’s lone victory coming in the 1939 Orange Bowl.