Nebraska has doubled down on a non-conference series with a former conference rival.
The Huskers announced Wednesday two more future non-conference football games against Oklahoma, adding games in 2029 and 2030 to already-announced meetings in 2021 and 2022 to make it a grand total of four meetings between the former Big 12 and Big 8 foes over a decade.
Nebraska also announced Wednesday a future home-and-home with Arizona with games in 2028 and 2031.
“We are pleased to finalize agreements with two outstanding programs for future non-conference contests,” Nebraska athletics director Shawn Eichorst said in the announcement. “We are committed to playing an outstanding schedule each year that brings value to both our student-athletes and the greatest fans in college football.
“The Nebraska-Oklahoma matchup is truly one of the legendary rivalries in the history of college football, and to now have four scheduled meetings in a decade will be great for both programs. The Arizona series will be another outstanding home-and-home matchup against a high-caliber Power Five opponent and will provide a road game destination that will appeal to Nebraska fans.”
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Nebraska and Oklahoma have a long-standing tradition of playing one another, meeting 86 times since 1912. The Sooners have a 45-38-3 lead all-time. The two haven't met since 2010, the Huskers' last year as a member of the Big 12.
The Huskers will visit Norman on Sept. 18, 2021, and Sept. 15, 2029. The Sooners come to Lincoln on Sept. 17, 2022, and Sept. 14, 2030.
Nebraska and Arizona have met three times. The teams tied in a regular-season meeting in 1961, the Wildcats won when the teams played in the 1998 Holiday Bowl, and the Huskers won 33-0 in the 2009 Holiday Bowl.
Arizona comes to Lincoln on Sept. 16, 2028, and Nebraska goes to Tucson on Sept. 13, 2031.
The home-and-home with Arizona is the fourth such series between Nebraska and a Pac-12 team on the Huskers' future schedules. Nebraska plays Oregon in 2016 and 2017 and Colorado in 2018, 2019, 2023 and 2024.