Clemson, Oklahoma officially announce football series
|Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 11:44 AM-|
CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson announced today that it has formally added a home-and-home series against Oklahoma to its schedules for the 2035 and 2036 football seasons. Oklahoma will make its Death Valley debut on Sept. 15, 2035, and Clemson will face the Sooners in Norman, Okla., on Sept. 13, 2036.
Barring any postseason matchups, Clemson’s 2035 game against Oklahoma will be the sixth all-time meeting between the two programs. Oklahoma won the first two meetings between the programs, defeating Head Coach Frank Howard’s Tigers in Oklahoma in 1963 and 1972.
Clemson has since won each of the teams’ last three meetings, all bowl matchups, including the 1989 Citrus Bowl (13-6), 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl (40-6) and 2015 Orange Bowl (37-17). The matchup in 2035 will represent Oklahoma’s first trip to Memorial Stadium in Clemson.
The additions of these meetings between top programs in non-conference play are part of Clemson’s scheduling philosophy of supplementing its annual rivalry game against the University of South Carolina with additional non-conference contests against premier opponents. Clemson’s schedule in recent and future years includes home-and-home series with Georgia (2013-14 and 2029-30), Auburn (2016-17), Texas A&M (2018-19), LSU (2025-26) and Oklahoma (2035-36).
“This series against Oklahoma is yet another example of our longstanding commitment to adding another Power Five opponent to our schedule beyond our annual rivalry game with South Carolina,” Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich said. “We look forward to two of the sport’s premier programs facing one another in Death Valley in 2035 and in Norman in 2036.”
Future Non-Conference Opponents:
2019: Texas A&M, at South Carolina, Charlotte, Wofford
2020: at Notre Dame, South Carolina, Akron, The Citadel
2021: Wyoming, at South Carolina, UConn
2022: at Notre Dame, South Carolina, Louisiana Tech, Furman
2023: Notre Dame, at South Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Wofford
2024: Georgia (in Atlanta), South Carolina, Appalachian State, The Citadel
2025: LSU, at South Carolina, Troy, Furman
2026: at LSU, South Carolina, Charleston Southern
2027: Notre Dame, at South Carolina, Wofford
2028: at Notre Dame, South Carolina
2029: Georgia, at South Carolina
2030: at Georgia, South Carolina
2031: Notre Dame, at South Carolina
2032: South Carolina
2033: at South Carolina
2034: at Notre Dame, South Carolina
2035: Oklahoma, at South Carolina
2036: at Oklahoma, South Carolina
2037: Notre Dame, at South Carolina