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OU scheduled to open 2017, 2022 seasons against UTEP

by Ryan Aber Modified: May 8, 2014 at 3:25 pm •  Published: May 8, 2014

Sterling Shepard (3) goes through drills as the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) begin spring practice on Owen Field at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Sterling Shepard (3) goes through drills as the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) begin spring practice on Owen Field at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma will open the 2017 and 2022 football seasons against UTEP in Norman, the school announced Thursday.

The games were initially reported by FBSchedules.com.

The Sooners began the 2012 season in El Paso, beating the Miners 24-7 in the start of a three-game contract between the schools. The return games will be played Sept. 2, 2017 and Sept. 3, 2022.

OU is scheduled to play at Ohio State on Sept. 16, 2017 and at Nebraska on Sept. 17, 2022.

The dates for all games are subject to change.

The Sooners are 4-0 all-time against UTEP, also beating the Miners at home in 2000 and 2002.

Future OU non-conference games:
2014: Louisiana Tech, at Tulsa, Tennessee
2015: Akron, at Tennessee, Tulsa
2016: Louisiana-Monroe, Ohio State
2017: UTEP, at Ohio State
2018: UCLA, Army
2019: at UCLA
2020: at Army
2021: Nebraska
2022: UTEP, at Nebraska

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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