The Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Oregon Ducks have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2016 and 2017, both schools have announced.
Nebraska will host the first game of the series at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln on Sept. 17, 2016. The Cornhuskers will then travel to meet the Ducks at Autzen Stadium in Eugene on Sept. 9, 2017.
Current Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost played at Nebraska. He was a quarterback for two years for the Cornhuskers and led them to the national championship in 1997.
“I have a great affection for the University of Nebraska — what the program stands for, what the people of Nebraska stand for,” Frost said. “There’s a lot to admire about that program. I think Oregon is very similar. We do things the right way here, with good people.”
Nebraska and Oregon have met six times and the Cornhuskers lead the series 5-1. The two schools first met in 1952 and haven’t squared off since 1986.
“This is a win-win scenario,” Nebraska Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst said. “The University of Tennessee asked for scheduling relief, and we were able to add the University of Oregon, a perennial top-25 program, to our non-conference schedule as we roll into the College Football Playoff era. This should be a great series, not only for our football programs, but for the tremendous fans of both schools.”
Nebraska was scheduled to play a home-and-home series with Tennessee in 2016 and 2017, but the series has been pushed back to accommodate Tennessee’s 2016 Battle at Bristol match-up with Virginia Tech.
The Cornhuskers will now host Tennessee on Sept. 12, 2026 and will travel to Neyland Stadium in Knoxville on Sept. 11, 2027.
Also moved up one week was Nebraska’s 2016 home game vs. Wyoming. The two will now meet on Sept. 10 instead of Sept. 17.