Oregon has released their 2013 football schedule and is headlined by a visit from Tennessee out of the SEC. The Vols will be the first school from the conference to travel west since Mississippi State did 11 years ago.
Oregon's home slate will have seven games in 2013 with five conference games at home as well.
“We are pleased to deliver our fans an outstanding home schedule,” Oregon Athletics Director Rob Mullens said in a release by the school. “With an SEC opponent and five quality Pac-12 opponents, Autzen Stadium will once again be one of the toughest venues to play in the country. Our fans continue to show passionate support for our program throughout the year and our brand continues to ascend to one of the most exciting in college football.”
Oregon opens the season Aug. 31st at home against Nicholls State of the FCS. The Ducks will then travel to Reno for a Sept. 7th game at Nevada. Oregon closes out their non-conference slate at home against Tennessee on Sept. 21th. Oregon will then open Pac-12 play at home against Cal two weeks later on Sept. 28th. Oregon heads to Colorado on Oct. 5th for their first Pac-12 road game. They then have a date in Seattle against Washington on Oct. 12th. The Ducks then head home to face Washington State on Oct. 19th. Oregon will then host the UCLA Bruins the next week against UCLA on Oct. 26th. Oregon's rematch against 2012 Pac-12 champion Stanford is slated for a Thursday night game and on ESPN on Nov. 7th. The Ducks will head home with a few extra days off and play Utah at home No. 16th. Oregon's final road game of the season will be at Arizona No. 23th. Oregon closes out the regular season on a Friday at home against Oregon State in the Civil War on Nov. 29th.
The Pac-12 title game will be played a week later December 7th.
Missing from Oregon’s nine-game conference schedule for each of the next two seasons will be Arizona State and USC, while UCLA and Utah have been added to the schedule for the first time in three years. It will mark the first time the Ducks and Utes have faced one another on the football field as league counterparts, although the two schools last squared off in 2009.
Game times for the Ducks’ entire 12-game schedule will be determined at a later date.
Oregon is coming off its third-straight 12-win season and a fourth-consecutive BCS bowl appearance after defeating Kansas State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, 35-17.
2013 Oregon Football Schedule
Aug. 31 Nicholls State
Sep. 7 @Nevada
Sep. 14 Tennessee
Sep. 28 California*
Oct. 5 @Colorado*
Oct. 12 @Washington*
Oct. 19 Washington State*
Oct. 26 UCLA*
Nov. 7 @Stanford*
Nov. 16 Utah*
Nov. 23 @Arizona*
Nov. 29 Oregon State*
*Pac-12 Conference Games