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Looking at the BCS-conference teams that have never hosted Oklahoma

by Jason Kersey Published: November 17, 2012
Oklahoma will play its first-ever football game on Mountaineer Field on Saturday in Morgantown, W.Va. AP PHOTO
Oklahoma will play its first-ever football game on Mountaineer Field on Saturday in Morgantown, W.Va. AP PHOTO
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — There are 27 teams in the six BCS conferences who haven’t ever hosted Oklahoma in their home cities.

One of those, West Virginia, hosts the Sooners on Saturday at 6 p.m.

I wrote about Oklahoma’s trip to the college football outpost of Morgantown for Saturday’s newspaper, and with it included a list of the BCS-conference teams that the Sooners have never visited.

Here is an expanded look at that: I’ve listed all the teams by conference, with each split into two groups: teams that haven’t hosted Oklahoma, and teams that have, with the last year OU visited in parentheses.

OU hasn’t visited:
Clemson; Duke; *Georgia Tech; NC State; Virginia Tech; Virginia; Wake Forest;
OU has visited:
Boston College (1949); Florida State (2011); Maryland (1964); Miami (2009); North Carolina (1988)

BIG 10
OU hasn’t visited:
Iowa; Michigan; *Michigan State; Penn State; *Purdue
OU has visited:
Illinois (1917); Indiana (1928); Minnesota (1985); Nebraska (2009); Northwestern (1997); Ohio State (1977); Wisconsin (1969)

BIG 12
OU hasn’t visited:
**West Virginia
OU has visited:
Baylor (2011); Iowa State (2012); Kansas (2011); Kansas State (2011); Oklahoma State (2011); ***TCU (1988); Texas (1923); Texas Tech (2012)

OU hasn’t visited:
Connecticut; Rutgers; South Florida
OU has visited:
*****Cincinnati (2010); Louisville (1999); Pittsburgh (1984); Syracuse (1994); Temple (1942)

OU hasn’t visited:
Oregon State; Washington State; Utah
OU has visited:
Arizona (1989); ****Arizona State (1983); California (1997); Colorado (2007); Oregon (2006); Stanford (1983); UCLA (2005); USC (1988); Washington (2008)

OU hasn’t visited:
Auburn; Florida; *Georgia; LSU; *Mississippi State; Ole Miss; *South Carolina; Tennessee
OU has visited:
Alabama (2003); Arkansas (1918); Missouri (2010); Kentucky (1982); Texas A&M (2010); Vanderbilt (1976)

* Team has never played Oklahoma in any venue.
** Oklahoma plays at West Virginia on Saturday.
*** Oklahoma will play at TCU in two weeks.
**** The 1983 Fiesta Bowl, which OU lost to Arizona State, was played at Sun Devil Stadium.
***** In 2010, the Sooners played Cincinnati at Paul Brown Stadium, about three miles south of the Bearcats’ home venue.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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