The game will be played on August 31st at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex., the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. Both the Tigers and Ducks are known for their fast-paced, high-powered offenses.
“I’m thrilled that Auburn will face Oregon in an epic match-up of two elite programs on a big stage to open the 2019 season,” said AU’s athletic director, Jay Jacobs, who announced the matchup on Tuesday.
“I know how much it means to our players to have an opportunity to play in high-profile games,” he said. “It is one reason they choose to come to Auburn.
“I’m also happy for the Auburn family, the best fans in college football,” Jacobs said. “They always travel in masses to support our program so this is a great reward for them as well.”
Wes Byrum celebrates after kicking the game-winning field goal vs. Oregon in the BCS Championship Game.
The previous matchup was in Glendale, Ariz., a 22-19 victory for the Tigers to complete an undefeated season. That was the only time the Tigers and Ducks have met in football.
Oregon plays in the Pac-12 Conference. The Tigers are 8-3 all-time vs. teams from that league, including a 5-0 record in neutral site games.
“Playing in the national championship game twice in the last five years and games such as the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game and the AdvoCare Classic is a great opportunity for the national audience to become more aware of Auburn, our academic successes, our community service endeavors, and of course, our success on the field of play,” Jacobs said.
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