Oregon adds Eastern Washington to 2015 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -
Oregon will host EWU
Oregon will host Eastern Washington in 2015. (Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE)

The Oregon Ducks have added the Eastern Washington Eagles to their 2015 football schedule, EWU has announced.

Oregon will host Eastern Washington at Autzen Stadium in Eugene on September 5, 2015. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.

Georgia was previously set to travel to Oregon on Sept. 5, 2015, but the two schools agreed to cancel their 2015-16 series back in September 2010.

Eastern Washington won the 2010 FCS National Championship with a 20-19 win over Delaware. In 2011, they finished the season 6-5 and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Oregon is 16-2-2 overall against teams from the Football Championship Subdivision. Their last match-up against an FCS team was in 2010 against Portland State. The Ducks rolled in that game 69-0.

The announcement of this game gives Oregon two non-conference opponents for the 2015 season. The Ducks travel to face the Michigan State Spartans on Sept. 12.

Oregon also needs one game to complete their 2013 and 2014 non-conference schedules. The 2013 season features games at Nevada (Sept. 7) and home vs. Tennessee (Sept. 14), while in 2014 Oregon hosts Wyoming (Sept. 6) and Michigan State (Sept. 13).

Comments (16)

EWU is a great program (the red turf is awful) but do you really think they care what you think? or what I think? Did you feel the same when Idaho was considered a CREAM PUFF for playing at Auburn or Portland State for playing Washington. We called Idaho and Portland State cream puffs

I would rather schedule a game between Georgia then EWU! Why did they do that?

Georgia’s new AD cancelled the agreement in 2010!!! UO was supposed to play them this year too. Good to see Tennessee kept thier part of the aggrement for next year. Everyone’s schedules with the new playoff and PAC-12 championship game now are going to get softer now…except for a few TV matchups!

Some pac-12 fans say pac-12 teams only scheduled top quality opponents. Looks like Oregon did not get the memo

Why don’t you guys look at the schedule of every SEC team? As far as I know every SEC team has at least one FCS team on their schedule. And that goes for Big12,bigten, most acc and pac12 schools .

The reality is with a 12 game schedule that rewards undefeated teams, all the big time programs put a fcs game on their schedule (excepting Notre Dame, USC). If you see a school schedule 2 fcs games and a sunbelt team then belly ache at those guys.

In fairness to the ducks they have a 9 game conference schedule, plus at trip to Michigan State, so one fcs game seems reasonable, if I recall Georgia backed out of a trip to Eugene shortly after they lost at Boulder to U of Colorado.

Pa, not everyone plays a D1-AA opponent as their is no rule that says you have to. I am guessing when they clarify the strength of schedule component of the playoff, this is the type of game you will be penalized for playing so hopefully more schools will stop playing them and play better non conference schedules.

@ Robert, so which schools(besides notre dame and usc) are you refering to that dont play div1-aa teams?

I’m like most fans, love to see tough out of conference, back when there was an 11 game schedule, you didn’t see a lot of the big schools playing div1aa teams, but now they all do. Partly, for a guaranteed home game, as well as a game they can get more of the backups playing time, to name a couple of reasons.

I hope EWU !@#$% up the Ducks like the Beavs

EWU actually went 12 and 3 and won their conference for the second time in a row. EWU is not an easy game. Oregon will have a hard time fending them off. Last year EWU beat Oregon State and plays University of Washington this year.