Oklahoma Sooners, UCLA Bruins sign home and home football deal

Oklahoma Sooners, UCLA Bruins sign home and home football deal

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OU and UCLA will play a home-and-home series in 2018 and 2019. Image courtesy: soonersports.com OU and UCLA will play a home-and-home series in 2018 and 2019. Image courtesy: soonersports.com

The University of Oklahoma and UCLA announced Wednesday the football teams will take the field in five years, starting a home-and-home series.

OU and UCLA will battle in 2018 in Norman, followed by a battle in Pasadena in 2019. The games will mark the first time the two teams will meet since 2005 when OU lost to UCLA 41-24.

OU had already set a home-and-home with LSU for the same year but the two schools will work together to reschedule those for a later date.

In a press release, OU vice president and director of athletics, Joe Castiglione, said the school won't shy away from teams like UCLA or LSU.

"We will continue to schedule games of this kind because they benefit our program competitively and because we believe this approach is best for the sport and our tremendous fan base."

The announcement for the game comes just one day after the Sooners and the Big 12 unveiled the schedule for 2014 when OU will welcome Tennessee to Norman. Click here for the complete schedule.

The Sooners have played three previous games at the Rose Bowl: beating UCLA 34-14 in 1990, the 2005 loss in Pasadena, and the 34-14 2003 Rose Bowl victory over Washington State.

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