After making his debut as Oregon’s coach at the Las Vegas Bowl and wrapping up his first full season in the Redbox Bowl this New Year’s Eve, Mario Cristobal will have an opportunity to get the program back in the national spotlight in 2019.
The Ducks’ complete schedule was released by the Pac-12 Tuesday.
Oregon, which opens the season against Auburn on Aug. 31 in Arlington, Texas, has seven home games, including five conference games at Autzen Stadium.
The road to winning the North Division begins at Stanford on Sept. 21, and the rivalry game against Washington on Oct. 19 is at Husky Stadium in Seattle.
Justin Wilcox, a former Oregon player from Junction City, returns to Autzen Stadium with California on Oct. 5. The Ducks will be coming off a bye.
Oregon hosts Colorado under the Friday night lights Oct. 11 and will try to snap a four-game losing streak to Mike Leach and Washington State on Oct. 26 at Autzen Stadium.
The Ducks play at USC on Nov. 2. After the Trojan’s disappointing 5-7 finish this season, coach Clay Helton has hired former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury to be his new offensive coordinator.
Following its second bye week, Oregon finishes the season against Arizona (Nov. 16 in Eugene), Arizona State (Nov. 23 in Tempe) and Oregon State (Nov. 30 in Eugene).
In addition to the critical Pac-12 vs. SEC opener at AT&T Stadium, where Oregon lost to Ohio State in the inaugural College Football Playoff championship game, the Ducks host Nevada (Sept. 7) and Montana (Sept. 14) in nonconference play.
Cristobal does not have to face Chip Kelly and UCLA or defending South Division champion Utah in the unbalanced regular-season schedule.
Kickoff times and television networks will be announced during the season.
The Pac-12 championship game will be Dec. 6 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
Oregon Ducks 2019 schedule
Aug. 31 vs. Auburn Arlington, Texas
Sept. 7 vs. Nevada Eugene
Sept. 14 vs. Montana Eugene
Sept. 21 at Stanford Stanford, Calif.
Oct. 5 vs. California Eugene
Oct. 11 vs. Colorado Eugene
Oct. 19 at Washington Husky Stadium
Oct. 26 Washington State Eugene
Nov. 2 at USC Los Angeles
Nov. 16 vs. Arizona Eugene
Nov. 23 at Arizona State Tempe, Ariz.
Nov. 30 vs. Oregon State Eugene