The Oregon Ducks have added the San Jose State Spartans and the Portland State Vikings to their 2018 football schedule, FBSchedules.com has learned.
Oregon will host Portland State at Autzen Stadium in Eugene on Sept. 8, 2018. The Vikings will receive a $550,000 guarantee for playing the game, according to a copy of the contract obtained from Oregon via a public records request.
Portland State is a member of the Big Sky Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Vikings are coming off a good season that ended with a 29-17 home loss to Northern Iowa in the 2nd round of the FCS Playoffs.
Oregon and Portland State have squared off four times, most recently in 2010. The Ducks blanked the Vikings 69-0 in that game to extend their overall series lead to 4-0.
San Jose State will travel to take on Oregon at Autzen Stadium on Sept. 15, 2018. The Ducks will pay the Spartans a $1.6 million guarantee for the game, according to a copy of the contract.
San Jose State and Oregon first met on the gridiron in 1953 and have played a total of 18 games. In their last meeting in 1998, the Ducks beat the Spartans 58-3 to extend their lead in the series to 12-6.
With the addition of Portland State and San Jose State, Oregon has tentatively completed the non-conference portion of their schedule for the 2018 season. The Ducks are slated to open the 2018 season at home on Sept. 1 vs. Bowling Green.
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