Report: Nebraska 'trying to get out of' this year's matchup vs. Oklahoma
Nebraska reportedly has no interest in playing Oklahoma this year, after all.
Friday morning, Stadium’s Brett McMurphy reported that Nebraska “is trying to get out of playing Oklahoma on Sept. 18.” The two programs had scheduled a home-and-home for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. This year’s contest was set to be played in Norman with a return visit to Lincoln on Sept. 17, 2022.
“The Cornhuskers have contacted other schools to play in Lincoln on that date, sources said,” McMurphy reported. “The game was scheduled to mark the 50th anniversary of 1971 “Game of the Century” b/w No. 1 Nebraska & No. 2 Oklahoma.”
It’s unclear why Nebraska is looking to avoid the game or if it would be willing to reschedule at a later date. The report is a bit of a bombshell, especially given the history between the two programs.
The Huskers and Sooners were once fierce rivals in the Big 12 and head coach Scott Frost and athletic director Bill Moos have talked about restoring some of those old rivalry games.
The 2021 season will mark the fourth for Frost in Lincoln. The Huskers are 12-20 in three years and have not appeared in a bowl game.