Oregon and Auburn will meet to open the 2019 season in the AdvoCare Cowboys Classic, the two schools officially announced on Tuesday.
The game will be played on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
“I’m thrilled that Auburn will face Oregon in an epic match-up of two elite programs on a big stage to open the 2019 season,” Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs said in a statement. “I know how much it means to our players to have an opportunity to play in high-profile games; it is one reason they choose to come to Auburn. I’m also happy for the Auburn family, the best fans in college football. They always travel in masses to support our program, so this is a great reward for them as well.”
The only prior meeting between the schools came in the 2011 BCS National Championship Game, which Auburn won, 22-19.
“An invitation to participate on a stage likes this speaks to the reputation Oregon football has earned, and we’re excited to be part of such a prestigious matchup,” UO athletic director Rob Mullens said in Oregon’s release.
Ducks coach Mark Helfrich echoed those sentiments.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to compete against another high quality nonconference opponent,” said Helfrich.
Future Cowboys Classic Games
- 2015 – Alabama vs. Wisconsin
- 2016 – Alabama vs. USC
- 2017 – Florida vs. Michigan
- 2018 – LSU vs. Miami
- 2019 – Auburn vs. Oregon