Earlier this week, the Big Ten Conference announced the 2024 schedule for their teams, which now includes UCLA, USC, Washington, and Oregon. One team is missing from the Oregon football schedule. Oregon State is nowhere to be found for next season.
We already knew the non-conference opponents for Oregon football next season and that has not changed. The Ducks will open the season on the road vs Hawaii on August 24th in Week 0. Three home games at Autzen Stadium will close the non-conference slate starting with Idaho on August 31st. Oregon will host Texas Tech on September 7th and Boise State on September 14th.
Oregon will then start its inaugural schedule in the Big Ten. The Ducks will not see Penn State until 2025 in a road game at Happy Valley. They will start the Big Ten schedule after a bye week and visiting the UCLA Bruins.
The Ducks then return home to host both Michigan State and Ohio State inside Autzen Stadium. Of course, the matchup with the Buckeyes will likely have big implications for the rest of the season. Following the game with OSU, the team will rotate away and home games for the remainder of the season.
Oregon travels to Purdue on October 19th before hosting Illinois on October 24th. The Ducks then travel to face another Big Ten powerhouse in Michigan on November 2nd. They will then host Maryland which has a long way to travel to Eugene on November 9th. Oregon then visits Wisconsin on November 16th. The Ducks will then have their second bye week before a rivalry week matchup hosting the Washington Huskies on November 30th, one of the latest November matchups Oregon has had over the last 15 years.
When the Ducks moved conferences earlier this year, there was hope and a promise that the Ducks and Oregon State Beavers would continue to face one another. As it stands, that will not be the case in football in 2024. There is still a possibility that both teams can cancel a non-conference game early in the season. We will have to wait and see.
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