Oregon, Ohio State agree on series

Updated: October 24, 2012, 8:56 AM ET
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com

Ohio State (No. 9 AP) and Oregon (No. 4 BCS, No. 2 AP) have agreed to a home-and-home series in 2020 and 2021, the schools announced Tuesday.

The first game will be played in Eugene, Ore., on Sept. 12, 2020, with the Ducks coming to Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 11, 2021. The two teams are ranked in the top 10 of the Associated Press poll, and have combined to play in 13 BCS games.

Oregon and Ohio State have met eight times, the last time in the 2010 Rose Bowl. The Buckeyes won that game 26-17 and also beat the Ducks 10-7 in the 1958 Rose Bowl.

Ohio State has made a concerted effort to beef up its future nonconference schedules. Tuesday's announcement comes on the heels of recent agreements to play home-and-home series with TCU (2018 and 2019) and Texas (2022 and 2023).

The Buckeyes also said Tuesday they have completed their 2016 schedule by adding Tulsa and Central Michigan to the docket.