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2019 Auburn Tigers Non-Conference Game Against Oregon Announced

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A small bit of the puzzle has come together.

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Well, it's not the home-and-home that I was hoping for when I put together my "who is left for Auburn to play?" article, but it's still a great move!

This morning, Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs announced that the Tigers will take on the Oregon Ducks at Cowboy's Stadium to open the 2019 football season.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thrilled to announce <a href="https://twitter.com/FootballAU">@FootballAU</a> will face Oregon at AT&amp;T Stadium in 2019! Epic match-up with the world watching! <a href="http://t.co/tyGhtfZzGx">pic.twitter.com/tyGhtfZzGx</a></p>&mdash; Jay Jacobs (@jayjacobsauad) <a href="https://twitter.com/jayjacobsauad/status/615913162324463616">June 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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I think this is a match-up that Auburn and Oregon fans will both be thrilled about. It's a chance to rematch the 2010 season BCS Championship Game. It's two high-powered offenses. The game might take 8 hours or it might not last 3 if both teams do nothing but run the football and still end up with a ton of points.

What does this mean for 2018? Well, we can rule out any sort of home-and-home. If I had to pick out of the teams I referenced in the article linked above for a one-off game, I hope Auburn picks up Oklahoma State for 2018. The Cowboys picked up a 2019-20 series with Oregon State, but that means they still have a slot for the 2018 season.

Let's look back at the last time Auburn and Oregon played. You can watch the full game (albeit in not-so-great quality) here...

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You'd probably prefer HD-quality highlights, though.

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