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Oklahoma football: Series vs. Nebraska officially announced

by Jason Kersey Published: November 29, 2012

Both Osborne and Switzer became their schools' head coaches and won three national championships each; the coaching legends met 17 times, with OU winning 12 of those contests.

The once-great OU vs. Nebraska series took its first big hit with the Big 12 Conference's split into North and South Divisions; the rivals were only scheduled to meet in two out of every four seasons.

The Sooners and Cornhuskers have played 86 times, with Oklahoma holding a 45-38-3 series advantage. The last time they played was in the 2010 Big 12 Championship game, which the Sooners won 23-20.

Today, Nebraska is nearing the end of its second Big 10 Conference season.

“Playing marquee non-conference opponents remains an integral part of our scheduling philosophy,” Castiglione said. “Games like Oklahoma-Nebraska embody all the qualities that make regular season Saturdays in college football matter to so many.”

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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