Two years ago the Sooners marched into Knoxville and knocked off Tennessee 31-24 in overtime . It was just the fourth time the two had met, but that is about to change. It was announced on Monday that Oklahoma and Tennessee will face off once again in a home-and-home series that will kick off when Oklahoma hosts Tennessee on September 12, 2020.
We meet again. #Sooners to renew series with Tennessee in 2020 and 2024.
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) April 3, 2017
We will have to wait a bit for the next leg. Oklahoma won’t travel back to Knoxville until September 7, 2024.
Of the four meetings, the Sooners have beaten the Volunteers the last three. Tennessee won the first meeting in the 1939 Orange Bowl, but Oklahoma got their revenge in the 1968 Orange Bowl. It wasn’t until a 2014 and 2015 home-and-home non-conference series that the two meet again. Oklahoma won the first meeting in Norman 34-10, and as already mentioned, the Sooners won the highly anticipated matchup in 2015.
The latest announcement leaves just one opening in the 2020 schedule with Army already on the schedule, and the 2024 schedule is now full as the Sooners will open against Temple and then welcome Tulane after the Tennessee game.