Oklahoma, Nebraska to play on the 50th anniversary of the Game of the Century

NORMAN, Okla. — The Nebraska Cornhuskers will travel to Norman this Saturday to compete against the Oklahoma Sooners on the 50th anniversary of the “Game of the Century.”

On Nov. 25, 1971, Nebraska, the defending national champions, defeated Oklahoma by just four points.

While that game captures lots of memories and attention, Oklahoma and Nebraska’s rivalry goes back decades. The teams have met for a total of 86 games. Oklahoma has the longest winning streak, taking victory in 16 straight games from 1943 to 1958. Oklahoma has 45 wins while Nebraska has earned 38 wins. Three games have ended in a tie.

Here are some other fun statistics when it comes to the rivalry.


  • Most combined points scored: 94. Nebraska won 73-21 on Nov. 2, 1996.
  • Fewest combined points scored: 0. The 1937 game ended in a tie.
  • Most points from a winning team: 73. Nebraska won 73-21 on Nov. 2, 1996.
  • Lowest winning score: 5. Nebraska won 5-0 in 1932.
  • Most points in losing effort: 35. Oklahoma won 49-35 in 1950.
  • Largest margin of victory: 62 points. Nebraska won in 1997.

Game Day Weather:

  • Hottest game day: 91 degrees on Oct. 10, 1931. Nebraska won 13-0 in Lincoln.
  • Coldest game day: 1 degree on Nov. 26, 1993. Nebraska won 21-7 in Lincoln.
  • Wettest game day: 1.09″ on Oct. 16, 1937. The game ended with a 0-0 tie in Lincoln.
  • Snow has fallen during the game on several occasions. The most recent was Nov. 19, 1988 when the game was in Norman.