Houston-Oklahoma announce two-game series

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HOUSTON, TXThe University of Houston and the University of Oklahoma announced Wednesday a two-game series to be played in 2016 (Houston) and 2019 (Norman, Okla.). The two teams will square off in the 2016 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium on Sept. 3, 2016, before returning to Oklahoma on Aug. 31, 2019.

“We have been and will remain committed to scheduling competitive non-conference opponents and that includes games in the City ofHouston to reward our passionate fan base,” said Mack Rhoades, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics at University of Houston. “When you look at the caliber of teams invited to the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff in the past, it’s a great honor to kick off the 2016 season against Oklahoma in what promises to be an exciting opener. I want to thank Jamey Rootes from the Texans and Lone Star Sports & Entertainment, Dave Brown from ESPN and Joe Castiglione from OU for helping make this series a reality.”

With Wednesday’s announcement, Houston’s 2016 game at Texas State originally scheduled for Sept. 3, 2016, will move to Sept. 24, 2016.

Houston and Oklahoma have met on two different occasions with the Sooners claiming both games, a 1981 meeting in the Sun Bowl in El Paso (40-14) and a 2004 game in Norman (63-13).

With the Wednesday announcement, Houston has secured three of its four non-conference opponents for the 2016 season with Louisville (Nov. 19, 2016) joining Oklahoma and Texas State on the slate.