Oregon-MSU Series On

The University of Oregon today confirmed that it will play Michigan State in a home-and-home series with the first game played at Autzen Stadium in 2014. The conclusion of the series would be the following season 2015) at East Lansing.

The two upcoming games continue a series between the two school which met in 1998 and 1999. The previous two games split with Oregon winning in 1998, 48-15 and Michigan State taking the 1999 contest, 27-20.

"I have tremendous respect for the program that Coach (Mark) Dantonio and his staff have built at Michigan State," Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly said in a media release from the Oregon Athletic Department on Tuesday. "There is little doubt a game of this magnitude will present an early-season challenge for us but one that hopefully will make our team better as the season progresses."

The media release also indicated that Oregon will concludes its home-and-home series with Tennessee Sept. 13, 2013.

"Michigan State is a quality opponent and we are excited to host them at Autzen Stadium," Oregon Athletics Director Rob Mullens said the Tuesday release. "The home-and-home series with Michigan State will complement the rigors of the Pac-12 Conference. The Pac-12 and Big Ten share many of the same ideals and this non-conference matchup will benefit both schools."

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