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)

The '46 game, however, is considered a turning point in Sooner football.

Led by "Mr. Outside" and "Mr. Inside" (back-to-back Heisman winners Glen Davis and Doc Blanchard) the Cadets, which hadn't lost a game in three years, seemed unstoppable.

But under first-year coach Jim Tatum, the Sooners met the challenge and Tatum's defense held Davis to 19 yards and 12 carries at Michie Stadium. Even though Army prevailed and would go on to a third straight national championship, OU's performance set the tone for an 8-3 breakout season. Tatum split for Maryland, but Bud Wilkinson took over as head coach next year and OU began its rise to the summit of college football.

When the two teams meet in 2018, OU should be the massive favorite.

This decade, the Sooners have won 11 or more games in all but one season. Army, meanwhile, has not posted a winning season since 1996.

The Sooners have another scheduled date with a service academy, Air Force, which travels to Norman next season.

OU defeated the Falcons, 44-3, in 2001.

OU all-time against the service academies

Year--Opponent--Result--Score

1946--at Army--L--7-21

1959--Army--W--28-20

1961--at Army--W--14-8

1965--Navy--L--0-10

2001--at Air Force--W--44-3

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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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