SALT LAKE CITY — The outlook of college football playing this fall is still unknown, but that didn’t stop Utah State from scheduling a future series with Oregon.
The Aggies secured a 2-for-1 series with the reigning Pac-12 champions Tuesday, with Utah State opening up the three-game series on the road to Eugene, Oregon, on Sept. 18, 2027. The Aggies will then host the Ducks in Logan on Sept. 16, 2028. The series will conclude in Eugene on Sept. 15, 2029.
The series is the furthest scheduled nonconference matchup for the Aggies, who previously didn’t have anything scheduled past 2023. Oregon, however, has nonconference matchups scheduled through the 2030 season.
The Ducks will open up the series with the Aggies a week after traveling to Waco, Texas, to take on the Big 12’s Baylor on Sept. 11, 2027. The Aggies will again follow the Baylor Bears in 2028. Oregon will play on the road against Michigan State in 2029 before welcoming the Aggies to Eugene to close out the three-game series.
Utah State has played Oregon four times in its history, all losses. The latest came on Sept. 6, 2008, when the Aggies lost 66-24 to the No. 18-ranked Ducks on the road. The Ducks have traveled to Logan once, securing a 38-21 win as the No. 6-ranked team in the country.
The Aggies have not played a team from the Pac-12 in Logan since their 27-20 overtime win against in-state rival Utah in 2012 — Utah’s second season in the Pac-12. Utah State is set to host Washington State on Sept. 3 in its season opener this upcoming season; however, it remains to be seen whether college football will start on time due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Utah State recently lost starting quarterback Jordan Love to the NFL after the 2019 season. Love was drafted No. 26 overall to the Green Bay Packers Thursday, where he’ll back up star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.