Ohio State, Oregon schedule 2020-21 home-and-home football series

By Kevin Kelley -
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Ohio State and Oregon last met in the 2010 Rose Bowl Game. Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Oregon Ducks have scheduled a 2020-21 home-and-home football series, both schools announced this afternoon.

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

Comments (6)

Kudos to both of these teams scheduling not only this series, but other quality opponents as well. Good for college football when these match-ups happen.

Good for Oregon and Ohio State.

Oregon has a home and home with Michigan State that everyone in Oregon is looking forward to watching – ditto this new scheduled series with tOSU.

Big 10 / Pac 12 are natural rivals. The more non-conf games scheduled between the two conferences the better for both conferences. I hope to see more matchups between other members of these conferences.