OU announces kickoff times for Akron and Tennessee

The Oklahoma football program announced that the 2015 season opener against Akron on Sept. 5 will kick off at 6 p.m. at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

The game against the Zips will be televised on a pay-per-view basis by FOX Sports Oklahoma.

A list of participating program providers offering the OU-Akron pay-per-view telecast and other details will be announced at a later date.

The 2015 opener will mark OU’s first-ever meeting on the gridiron against Akron. The Sooners are 2-0 in previous games against Mid-American Conference teams. OU beat Bowling Green 40-24 on Sept. 4, 2004, and handled Ball State 62-6 on Oct. 1, 2011. Both games were played at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Dates and kickoff times are subject to change as adjustments are possible to accommodate television.

Oklahoma’s first-ever game at The University of Tennessee will kick off in Neyland Stadium at 5 p.m. and will be carried by ESPN.

After meeting in the Orange Bowl in Miami for the first two meetings in the series in 1939 and 1968, the Sooners and Volunteers played at a campus site and in the regular season for the first time last year in Norman.

Trevor Knight passed for 308 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score to help Oklahoma defeat Tennessee 34-10 on Sept. 13, 2014. In addition, Sterling Shepard caught five passes for 109 yards, and Julian Wilson had a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter as OU took a 2-1 lead in the all-time series.

The contest against Tennessee will be the Sooners’ second game ever in the Volunteer State as Oklahoma defeated Vanderbilt in Nashville, 24-3, on Sept. 11, 1976.

OU’s game against Tulsa in Norman on Sept. 19 will be played at 11 a.m. and air on Fox Sports 1.

The Sooners own a 19-7-1 all-time series lead against Tulsa and are 12-3-1 against the Golden Hurricane in Norman. OU posted a 52-7 road victory over TU last season, improving its series record under head coach Bob Stoops to 8-0.