Oklahoma will host the first game on Sept. 6, 2025 at Memorial Stadium, and Michigan will host the second game on Sept. 12, 2026 at Michigan Stadium.
The two schools have only faced each other one time previously, a 14-6 Oklahoma win in the 1976 Orange Bowl. From the announcement:
"We are excited to reach an agreement to play Oklahoma, one of the storied programs in college football history," said Dave Brandon, Michigan's director of athletics. "Oklahoma and Michigan have always been regarded as two of the top programs in college football, and creating this type of matchup is great for fans of both programs and the game of college football."
Oklahoma director of athletics Joe Castiglione said that with the scheduled series, Oklahoma remains "committed to playing games that celebrate the history and excitement of college football."
Michigan has several non-conference series lined up for the future, as laid out by Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press:
Other U-M non-conf series looming: Utah (2014-15), Arkansas (2018-19), Virginia Tech (2020-21) and UCLA (2022-23). Now Oklahoma (2025-26). — Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) July 14, 2014
Oklahoma also has home-and-home series with Tennessee (2014-15), Ohio State (2016-17), UCLA (2018-19) and Nebraska (2021-22) on its slate.
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