The hype surrounding Oklahoma and Ohio State meeting this fall in Norman, Oklahoma, can now be justified by some numbers. The Sooners announced Thursday that the Sept. 17 contest has been sold out.
The Sooners have sold out all 104 home games under Bob Stoops, but this one will feature the largest home crowd in Oklahoma history, the university announced.
The game is set to be one of the top nonconference matchups in college football this season, as Oklahoma and Ohio State are coming off top-five AP Poll finishes and both figure to rank in the top 10 of preseason polls. It’ll be the first meeting in 33 years between two programs that rank in the top five in all-time winning percentage, with Ohio State (.722) just edging Oklahoma (.720). The two programs are tied for the most wins among Power 5 teams since 2000 with 170 each.
This will be the third meeting all-time between the schools. The series is tied 1-1, with Oklahoma winning 29-28 in 1977 and Ohio State winning 24-14 in 1983.