Oklahoma and Houston will play each other for the fourth time in college football history to start off their 2019 seasons. While the Sooners hold the 2-1 all-time edge, Houston was victorious in their most recent meeting in 2016.

Here is what you need to know about each prior matchup between Oklahoma and Houston.

All-time series results were compiled from Winsipedia’s database.

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Oklahoma vs. Houston: All-time series history and scores

Oklahoma and Houston first met in the 1981 Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. After a long hiatus, the two programs played again in 2004 and 2016. The chart below highlights some key all-time series numbers from their first three games.


The Sooners outscored the Coogs 103-27 in their first two head-to-head meetings before Houston won a 33-23 shocker in 2016. That latest meeting was the first of the series to be played at Houston.

Here are all the results from each Oklahoma-Houston matchup heading into the 2019 season opener.

Sept. 3, 2016 Houston, 33-23 Houston, Texas
Sept. 11, 2004 Oklahoma, 63-13 Norman, Okla.
Dec. 26, 1981 Oklahoma, 40-14 (Sun Bowl) El Paso, Texas

Oklahoma vs. Houston: Notable games in series history

Sept. 3, 2016: Brandon Wilson’s 109-yard TD return sparks Coogs’ upset over. No. 3 OU | Box score

This top 15 matchup to kick off the 2016 college football season will be remembered for Houston cornerback Brandon Wilson’s electrifying touchdown to give the Cougars a 26-17 lead in the third quarter. Wilson sprinted from the back line of one end zone all the way across the field to the other end zone on a missed 54-yard field goal attempt by Oklahoma. In the record books, it went as a 100-yard touchdown return. But unofficially, Wilson navigated a full 109 yards after making a reaching grab on his toes at the very back of the end zone to start the game-swinging play. Houston, No. 15 at the time, defeated the third-ranked Sooners 33-23 for its third-ever win over a top-3 team.