Athlon Sports: Oregon Ducks vs Michigan State A Top Big Ten Non-Conference Matchup


The 2015 College Football regular season is just a few months away the Oregon Ducks will start with a big possible revenge game on the road in Week Two.  In their latest post, Athlon Sports looks at the Top Big Ten Non-Conference matchups and saw two teams from the Pac-12 Conference butting heads with Big Ten teams looking to make an early season jump toward the College Football Playoff. The top matchup is one that saw the Michigan State as the loser last season leaving Eugene after being taken apart by Marcus Mariota and the Oregon Ducks.

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Oregon and Michigan State will face off in East Lansing this season and the Spartans would love nothing more than to leave their home turf with a win over the Oregon Ducks.

Athlon Sports likes this matchup saying,

"Two national title contenders finishing the back half of a home-and-home? Yes, please. The Spartans will be fired up at home and have revenge on their minds after the 46-27 loss in Eugene last fall. The winner will get a huge Playoff notch in its belt in what should be one of the best games of the year regardless of conference."

There was another intriguing Pac-12/Big Ten Matchup on the list with the Utah Utes visiting Michigan. Utah has won the last two meetings between the schools and it will by up to the Wolverines to take a stand early. The game is set for the first weekend of the regular season, as a key game slated for Thursday, September 3rd.

The Oregon Ducks and Michigan State Spartans meet in Week 2, on September 12th.(5pm PT, ABC) The Ducks take on Eastern Washington to begin their season on September 5th, the Spartans visit Western Michigan.