Nebraska vs. Oklahoma used to be among college football’s greatest rivalries, and now it appears Nebraska is aiming to keep “used to be” as the only part of that equation.
According to Brett McMurphy of Stadium, the Cornhuskers are trying to get out of their scheduled September matchup with the Sooners.
“The Cornhuskers have contacted other schools to play in Lincoln on that date,” McMurphy reported, citing sources. “The game was scheduled to mark 50th anniversary of 1971 ‘Game of the Century’ between No. 1 NU & No. 2 OU.”
This is an interesting — and fairly sad — development involving what used to be one of college football’s top programs.
“Last year, Nebraska head coach Scott Frost said his team would play anywhere,” noted Chris Rosvoglou of The Spun. “Apparently, anywhere does not include Norman, Oklahoma.”
Nebraska is coming off a 3-5 season. Meanwhile, Oklahoma went 9-2 and was ranked sixth in the final AP poll.