SEC-bound Sooners include Houston, Maine in ’24
Dave Wilson, ESPN Staff WriterAug 11, 2023, 11:24 AM ET Close Dave Wilson is an editor for ESPN.com considering that 2010. He previously operated at The Dallas Morning News, San Diego Union-Tribune and Las Vegas Sun.Oklahoma and Houston revealed
on Friday that they’ll play a nonconference game in 2024, filling a hole in the Sooners’ schedule produced by their relocate to the SEC next year.The SEC, in voting to keep an eight-game conference schedule earlier this year, also mandated its members should dip into least one nonconference Power Five challenger in 2024. The Sooners had to cancel a formerly set up game against Georgia when they signed up with the SEC.Houston’s move to the Big 12 allows the Sooners to satisfy that requirement, while providing Houston a game versus OU, who the Cougars don’t play in their only year in the Huge 12 together this season.Editor’s Picks The game also offers Oklahoma 7 house games for simply the seventh time in school history.Oklahoma and Houston will meet on Sept. 7, 2024, with Oklahoma going back to Houston to complete the home-and-home series on Sept. 16, 2028. The Sooners likewise announced a 2024 nonconference match against Maine, with the date to be figured out once OU’s inaugural SEC schedule is completed.