The Oregon Ducks and the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors have scheduled a three-game football series for 2020, 2023 and 2024, the Star-Advertiser has reported.
Oregon will host Hawaii at Autzen Stadium in Eugene in 2020 and 2023. The Ducks will then travel to face the Rainbow Warriors at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu in 2024 to complete the series.
“With so many players on our roster coming from Hawaii, it makes a lot of sense for us,” Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens said.
Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota was one of six Oregon Ducks last season that hailed from the state of Hawaii.
Oregon and Hawaii have met seven times on the gridiron and the Ducks lead the series 4-3. The Ducks won four straight from 1921 through 1969, but have dropped the last three meetings (1988, 1992, and 1994).
Hawaii is the second announced non-conference opponent for the Oregon Ducks for 2020 and beyond. Oregon begins a home-and-home series with Ohio State at home in 2020 and then travels to Columbus in 2021.
The Rainbow Warriors now have two announced non-conference games for 2020. Hawaii is currently scheduled to open the 2020 season at Arizona.
Oregon is the first announced opponents for Hawaii for both the 2023 and 2024 seasons.