The 2021 college football season is fast approaching, and on Thursday afternoon, the Oklahoma Sooners released the times and TV information for the first two games of the season.
On Sept. 18, OU will face the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The rivalry game will take place at 12 p.m. ET on FOX. The “Big Noon Kickoff” show will be live from Norman.
This year’s matchup takes place on the 50-year annivesary of the “Game of the Century:” the No. 1 Cornhuskers’ 35-31 victory over the No. 2 Sooners. That Thanksgiving Day game attracted a record-setting number of spectators, more than 55 million television viewers, and Oklahoma was hoping for this year’s game to be played in prime time.
The game will be played earlier than desired, resulting in a statement from Joe Castigilione, the program’s vice president and director of athletics, via Twitter. The initial four frank words, “we are bitterly disappointed” conveys the message of the coaches, players, personnel and fans.