Yesterday, it was announced that beginning in 2020, both Oregon and Ohio State would host a matchup between the two schools. The first game would take place at Autzen Stadium on September 12, 2020. Game two would be at The Horseshoe on September 11, 2021.
This continues a trend of FBS schools that are beginning to schedule games against each other with the new football playoff on the horizon. Maryland and Wisconsin announced a home-and-home series against each other last Thursday at the same time Oregon vs. Ohio State will take place.
Obviously, we don’t know where these teams will be at when the new decade starts, but neither program is slowing down in their success. Chip Kelly is on the cusp of another national championship berth while Urban Meyer has seen his team go undefeated so far and would be in national championship contention if not for the postseason ban this year.
The history is a bit one-sided toward the Buckeyes. Ohio State has won all eight meetings against Oregon, including two Rose Bowl games in 1957 and 2009. The Buckeyes have outscored the Ducks by a combined 23.8 to 8.6 points a game. The 1967 shutout in Eugene, where Ohio State won 30-0, was the largest lopsided win for the Buckeyes. Both teams entered that game winless early on in the year.
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