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OU football to play two games against Army

JAKE TROTTER Modified: August 4, 2009 at 10:07 pm •  Published: August 4, 2009
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photo - Bob Stoops' Sooners will face Army in a home-and-home in 2018 and 2020, OU officials announced Tuesday. (Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman)
Bob Stoops' Sooners will face Army in a home-and-home in 2018 and 2020, OU officials announced Tuesday. (Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman)

NORMAN — In 1946, Oklahoma football proved it had arrived.

A massive underdog at powerhouse Army, the Sooners took the two-time defending national champions to the brink. The Cadets rallied for a 21-7 victory; but the framework for the Sooner dynasty was underway.

Seventy-two years after that historic game, OU will meet Army again.

The Sooners and Black Knights have agreed to play a home-and-home, beginning in 2018, OU officials announced Tuesday.

Army will travel to Norman on Sept. 22, 2018; OU will go to West Point, N.Y., to return the game Sept. 26, 2020.

"Naturally, we're thrilled to announce this agreement with Army," OU athletic director Joe Castiglione said in a statement. "We have tremendous respect for what the Academy represents and will be privileged to share the football field with its team.

"We also recognize the large number of military personnel serving in the general vicinity of Norman and we hope that this series intrigues and excites them just as it does us. And, of course, on the return game, we will be very near New York City, which provides very good East Coast exposure for our program and university."

It will be the fourth and fifth meetings between the two storied programs.

OU and Army also played in 1959 in Norman and 1961 at Yankee Stadium in New York City, with the Sooners winning both contests.

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OU's future non-conference dates

2010

Utah State

Florida State

Air Force

at Cincinnati

2011

Tulsa

at Florida State

2012

at TCU

Notre Dame

2013

Tulsa

at Notre Dame

2014

Tennessee

at Tulsa

2015

at Tennessee

Tulsa

2016

Ohio State

2017

at Ohio State

2018

Army

LSU

2019

at LSU

2020

at Army

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