The Oregon Ducks football program has scheduled a game against the four-time FCS defending champions North Dakota State Bison for 2020. ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg reported the development on Twitter.
Oregon to host North Dakota State in 2020 at Autzen Stadium. First Pac-12 team to face four-time defending FCS champions.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) August 21, 2015
No official date has been set for the game, save for the year, but it’s definitely bound to be a barnburner. Oregon is the winningest team in FBS since 2010, having won 60 games since then, while North Dakota State has won four consecutive FCS championships playing in the Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC).
Just what either team will look like by 2020 remains to be seen, not to mention what NDSU’s status as a champion will be, but it is bound to be a fast-paced, high octane affair that gets the fans excited, especially in a space like Autzen Stadium.
It may be five years away, but fans will surely wait for this matchup with baited breath.
Oregon opens the season at home against Eastern Washington on September 5, while NDSU opens its quest for a fifth straight title on the road against Montana on August 29.