Sooners will host Auburn, Ole Miss, LSU, Mizzou in 2025

Mar. 20—The SEC announced its 2025 conference football schedule on Wednesday and it will be the same as the 2024 schedule, but with visiting teams hosting in the rematch.

Oklahoma's inaugural SEC schedule has home games against Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee in SEC play this fall. In 2025 it will go on the road to face those three teams.

The Sooners face Auburn, Ole Miss, LSU and Missouri on the road this season and will host those teams in Norman in 2025.

The program announced on Wednesday that Kent State will be its final non-conference opponent for the 2025 season. The Sooners will face the Golden Flashes in Norman on Oct. 4, 2025.

They already have non-conference games against Illinois State (Aug. 30), Michigan (Sept. 6) and Temple (Sept. 13) in 2025. Three of those games will be at home and they'll be on the road to face Temple.

Teams in the SEC are required to face one team from the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 or a major independent during non-conference play.

In 2026 the Sooners will go to Ann Arbor, Michigan and host New Mexico and UTEP during non-conference play.

The SEC will do away with divisions and use an eight-game format for at least the next two seasons. That could change in the next few years as the sport continues to nail down its plans for the future of the College Football Playoff.

The 2024-25 season will feature a 12-team playoff that will include the five highest-ranked conference champions and the next seven highest-ranked teams in the CFP standings.

There is no limit on the number of teams that can earn bids from a single conference.

The conference champions will earn an automatic bid, but only the top four will earn a first-round bye in the quarterfinals. All playoff games will be played at neutral sites.

The Sooners will host their annual spring game on Apr. 20 and open the 2024 season on Aug. 31 against Temple.

Tarik Masri is the sports editor for The Transcript covering OU athletics and area sports. You can reach him by emailing