Old Rivalry Rekindled for Huskers in Oklahoma this Weekend

Sept. 13, 2021, 3:27 p.m. ·

Huskers head coach Scott Frost
Husker football head coach Scott Frost at press conference. (Photo via Huskers livestream)

A rivalry that’s been around since 1912 resumes this weekend as Nebraska goes on the road to play the Sooners in Norman, Oklahoma. The two teams haven’t met since the Big 12 Championship in 2010, but have played a total of 86 times over the years. Head coach Scott Frost said Monday his players know this is a big game.

“We’re going to prepare like it’s any other week, that’s what we do,” Frost said. “But I think the emotion is going to take care of itself. I don’t think there’s going to be a lot of motivational speaking that’s going to need to be done. These guys know how good of team we’re getting ready to play and they’re going to be in the spotlight nationally so I think the guys are excited. We’ve gotten a lot better over the last two weeks. We need to keep that going and keep improving on the things that we haven’t done well enough.”

Oklahoma leads the all-time series 45-38-3. Kick-off is set for 11 o’clock on Saturday. The Huskers are 2-1 on the season with wins the last two weekends against Fordham and Buffalo at home.