OU has built a reputation on scheduling marquee regular season showdowns against top tier opponents on the gridiron.
The Sooners continue to uphold that standard. Oklahoma announced Monday that the Sooners have added a home and home series with Michigan in 2025 and 2026.
The crimson and cream will host the Wolverines September 6, 2025. It’ll be the first time ever the Sooners will host a team from the state of Michigan.
Michigan hosts OU in the “Big House” September 12, 2026.
Oklahoma Athletic Director Joe Castiglione said of the match up, “We remain committed to playing games that celebrate the history and excitement of college football.”
The Sooners feel that playing higher tier opponents help them as they attempt to become a main stay in the new College Football Playoff. “Over a span of many, many years, we have emphasized the importance of a strength-of-schedule strategy. The new College Football Playoff format underscores that philosophy, as well. A well-balanced schedule creates the proper challenges for our and prepares us in our pursuit of championships.” said Castiglione.
The Sooners beat Michigan 14-6 in their only meeting which came in 1976 in the Orange Bowl. The victory secured a 6th national championship for OU.