Oregon will host the first game of the series at Autzen Stadium in Eugene on Sept. 12, 2020. The second and final game will be played at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Sept. 11, 2021.
“Oregon has developed into one of the premier football programs in the FBS,” Gene Smith, Ohio State Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics, said. “We are excited to add them to our future slate of games.”
Ohio State is 8-0 all-time against Oregon, which includes victories in the 1958 and 2010 Rose Bowl Games. The last time these two schools met in a regular-season game was in 1987 in Columbus.
“We are excited to add a home and home series with Ohio State as it provides another major conference op-ponent to our future schedule,” Oregon director of athletics Rob Mullens said. “The Pac-12 and Big Ten have enjoyed a long-standing relation-ship, so the opportunity to add another Big Ten opponent was attractive. We have two of the most passionate fan bases in college football and the atmosphere at both Ohio Stadium and Autzen Stadium are among the best in college football. Attracting top teams to Autzen Stadium remains a goal as this is the type of matchup our loyal fans love.”
Georgia was previously scheduled to face Ohio State in 2020 and 2021, but the Buckeyes canceled the series due to the Big Ten’s now defunct long-term scheduling agreement with the Pac-12.
The Buckeyes also announced today that they have completed their 2016 football schedule with the addition of home games against Tulsa (Sept. 10) and Central Michigan (Sept. 24). OSU opens the 2016 season vs. Bowling Green on Sept. 3 and travels to Oklahoma on Sept. 17.
Meanwhile, Oregon confirmed a previously announced game vs. Georgia State on Sept. 19, 2015 and also revealed that they will open the 2018 season vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 1).
Ohio State Future Non-Conference Opponents
2013 – Florida A&M, at California, Buffalo
2014 – Navy (at Baltimore, MD), Kent State, Virginia Tech, Cincinnati
2015 – North Carolina, Northern Illinois, at Virginia Tech
2016 – Bowling Green, Tulsa, at Oklahoma, Central Michigan
2017 – Oklahoma, at North Carolina
2018 – Cincinnati, at TCU
2019 – TCU
2020 – at Oregon
2021 – Oregon
2022 – at Texas
2023 – Texas
Oregon Future Non-Conference Opponents
2013 – Nicholls State, at Nevada, Tennessee
2014 – Wyoming, Michigan State
2015 – Eastern Washington, at Michigan State, Georgia State
2016 – TBA
2017 – at Wyoming
2018 – Bowling Green, Texas A&M
2019 – at Texas A&M
2020 – Ohio State
2021 – at Ohio State