The Oregon Ducks and Michigan State Spartans have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2014 and 2015, The Register Guard has reported.
Oregon will host Michigan State at Autzen Stadium on Sept. 13, 2014. The Ducks will then travel to face Michigan State at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing on Sept. 12, 2015.
The Ducks and Spartans have met four times in their history. The series is tied a two games each after the schools split a pair of home-and-home series’ in 1979-80 and 1998-99.
Oregon replaces West Virginia on Michigan State’s 2014 and 2015 football schedules. The Mountaineers, who join the Big 12 this season, have opted out of their two-game contract with MSU “to create more flexibility” in their scheduling.
Michigan State’s other non-conference games in 2014 include Jacksonville State and Eastern Michigan. In 2015, MSU hosts Central Michigan and travels to Western Michigan.
The Spartans are the second non-conference game scheduled for Oregon in both 2014 and 2015. The Ducks are slated to host Wyoming in 2014 and return the trip the following year.
The Register Guard also reported today that Oregon will host Idaho in 2013, a game that was previously unannounced.