Auburn and Oregon, two of the better programs in college football, have been paired up once again, as they will kick off the 2019 football season in the AdvoCare Classic, which will be played in Dallas’ AT&T Stadium.
This would be a rematch of the 2011 BCS National Championship, in which a Cam Newton-led Tigers knocked off the Ducks, 22-19, in a game won by a last-second field goal. The 2019 matchup will be played on Saturday, August 31.
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“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,” Auburn Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs said. “I know how much it means to our players to have an opportunity to play in high-profile games; it is one reason they choose to come to Auburn. I’m also happy for the Auburn family, the best fans in college football. They always travel in masses to support our program, so this is a great reward for them as well.”.
“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.
While this matchup is not for a few years, Auburn and Oregon figure to have strong programs for the foreseeable future. This year, both look they will be ranked in the top-20. ESPN’s FPI rankings currently have Oregon at 6 and Auburn at 18.