It was announced this morning that the Oregon Ducks will have another Big 10 Matchup on their schedule in future years. The Nebraska Cornhuskers will host Oregon on September 17th 2016 with Nebraska making the trip to Eugene in 2017. One man who the game will have special meaning for is Oregon Offensive Coordinator Scott Frost who won a National Championship with the Cornhuskers as a player in 1997 according to GoDucks.com.
According to the report this will set Oregon’s 2016 home slate at just six games, but the quality of the opponent warranted the sacrifice in the new era of the College Football Playoff system that begins next season.
“We had a decision to make, and that could have been to go without a nonconference BCS AQ. But we decided, no, we’ve got some time to try to figure out the financial puzzle. Strength of schedule in that instance outweighed us getting seven home games.”
Oregon Athletic Director Rob Mullens on the scheduling
The Ducks have several quality opponents they will be facing in the coming years including other Big 10 schools in Ohio State and Michigan State in the coming years. Both teams will exchange $1 million payouts for the series according to the report.
Oregon coming off a victory this weekend against Washington will come home this week to face Washington State at 7pm on Fox Sports 1.
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