The Oklahoma Sooners’ season opening game against Missouri State has been moved up one week to August 29th, up from the originally scheduled September 5th.
This creates a week off now before the Sooners host Tennessee in one of the more marquee non-conference games in all of college football this upcoming season with so many being canceled due to the Big Ten and Pac-12 only playing conference games in 2020.
Oklahoma requested the move with the NCAA to allow more schedule flexibility going forward throughout the season with potential issues arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oklahoma not only now has a week off before their second non-conference game with Tennessee, but before their third one as well against Army on September 26th.
“If the season is indeed permitted to start as scheduled, the benefit of extra time between games will help our teams manage any variety of possible circumstances that may occur,” OU Athletic Director Joe Castiglione said in a statement. “Our original schedule had an open date between the second and third games, so now we will a span of five weeks to play three games. It provides us a more gradual approach to safely manage the conditions of these unprecedented times. We’re thankful to Missouri State for their cooperation during this process and to the NCAA for allowing both teams to start the season a week earlier.”
Broadcast information, as well as the capacity that will be allowed to attend, will be announced at a later date.
We all now have one less week to wait before the return of Oklahoma Sooners football in 2020.
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