ABC To Televise Husky Football at Oklahoma
June 13, 2006
SEATTLE, Wash. - University of Washington football fans throughout the country will have the opportunity to watch their Huskies live on ABC-TV when they travel to Norman, Okla. for the first time in program history this fall.
Washington's Sept. 9 football game at the University of Oklahoma will kickoff at 12:30 p.m. (pacific), and be televised by ABC, the Big 12 Conference announced today. For UW's entire schedule, including tentative game times, click here
"The Oklahoma game is an important one for our team and we are pleased that it is available to Husky fans around the nation on ABC," said Washington director of athletics Todd Turner. "This is yet another indication of the place UW holds in college football and the respect our program receives nationally."
The Sooners will travel to Seattle for a regular-season game scheduled for Sept., 2008 at Husky Stadium to complete the two-game, home-and-home series. Washington is also one of two Pacific-10 Conference opponents on the OU schedule this season as the Sooners play at Oregon the following weekend.
Oklahoma and Washington are meeting for just the second time ever and the first in regular season competition. The Huskies won the only previous game when they claimed a 28-17 victory in the 1985 Orange Bowl. In that game, UW overcame a 17-14 deficit with two fourth quarter touchdowns in less than a minute to earn the victory.
The game against Oklahoma will mark UW's first against a Big 12 Conference team since the 2001 Holiday Bowl against the University of Texas. It also is UW's first regular-season contest against a Big 12 opponent since a 17-10 win at Colorado in 2000.