Oregon and Oklahoma State have scheduled a rematch of the 2008 Holiday Bowl.
The Ducks and Cowboys announced Tuesday a home-and-home football series in 2025 and 2026. Oregon will host the Cowboys on Sept. 6, 2025 and visit Stillwater, Okla. on Sept. 12, 2016.
The only previous meeting between the two schools was Mike Bellotti’s final game as UO head coach when the Ducks defeated the Cowboys 42-31 on Dec. 30, 2008 in San Diego. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy was in his fourth season on the job with star wide receiver Dez Bryant.
Oklahoma State will join Boise State on Oregon’s schedule during those two seasons. The Ducks visit Boise State in 2025 before hosting the Broncos the following year.
Oregon has a team from a Power 5 conference on its schedule each year through 2030.
The Ducks face Auburn in Arlington, Texas, next season before playing Ohio State in 2020 and 2021. Oregon and Georgia play in Atlanta in 2022 before the Ducks have a home-and-home series with Texas Tech the following two seasons.
The Ducks play Baylor in 2027 and 2028 and Michigan State in 2029 and 2030.
Injuries on the line
Defensive linemen Jalen Jelks, who left the Arizona State game early with an injury, and Austin Faoliu were not on the field during the opening periods of practice Tuesday when the media was allowed to watch.
Oregon co-defensive coordinator Keith Heyward said “we’ll see” when asked if both would be available to play at OSU. There is not likely to be any clarity on their status prior to the game because Oregon’s practices are closed to the media the rest of the week and head coach Mario Cristobal is not scheduled for any interviews.
Jelks ranks third on the Ducks with 54 tackles, including 3 1/2 sacks, while Faoliu has 36 tackles and two sacks despite missing games against California and Arizona due to ankle injuries.
Juniors Gary Baker and Drayton Carlberg replaced Jelks and Faoliu with the first-team defense at practice.
Playing one day early
Oregon will play on a weekday for the first time this season when it wraps up the regular season at OSU.
“Nothing (different), gotta go,” Heyward said. “Both teams lost a day as far as preparation but you have to prepare with the time that you have so that is what we did.”
Oregon defeated Arizona State 31-29 Saturday night while Oregon State lost 42-23 at Washington in the afternoon.
“The week shifts,” Oregon offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo said. “You are a little bit front loaded because you go straight out of a game Saturday and your Sunday is a Monday so you are right back at it.”