All good things must come to an end and the Oklahoma/Nebraska football rivalry is one of those things. As of today the Nebraska Cornhuskers are official members of the Big 10 conference and Oklahoma must now move on from a rivalry that has been in place since 1912. As we say goodbye to the Huskers, here are a few things you may or may not have known about the series.
Oklahoma and Nebraska have played each other 86 times. The Sooners own a 45-38-3 record against the Huskers which is good for a 54% winning percentage.
Oklahoma's longest winning streak against Nebraska? From 1943-1958 Oklahoma won sixteen consecutive games against the Huskers.
Oklahoma's longest losing streak against Nebraska? From 1991-1997 Oklahoma lost seven consecutive games to the Huskers.
Ranked Opponents - The two teams faced each other 28 times when they were both ranked in the Top 25.
National Championship Implications - Oklahoma and Nebraska faced each other eleven times in which one of them was ranked #1.
Final Score - Oklahoma has scored a total of 1,692 points in this series and Nebraska has scored 1,421. Average it out and the Sooners win 20-17!
High Score - Oklahoma's highest score in the series was 62 on November 1st 2008, a game they won 62-28. Nebraska's highest score was 73 on November 2nd 1996, a game the won 73-21. Both high scores came in games played in Norman.
Location, Location, Location - Other than Norman and Lincoln this game has been played in five other locations.
1919: Omaha, Nebraska - Game ended in a 7-7 tie.
1944: Oklahoma City - Sooners won 31-12
1978: Miami, Florida (Orange Bowl) - Sooners won 31-24
2006: Kansas City, Missouri (Big 12 Championship) - Sooners won 21-7
2010: Dallas, Texas (Big 12 Championship) - Sooners won 23-20
Fitting End - The series ends with Oklahoma having won six of the last eight games.