I’m sure there a plenty of East Coast Ducks who are very happy today! This morning, the University of Oregon announced that Oregon has made a change in the 2013 out of conference schedule, dropping the road trip to Nevada for a trip to Virginia to face the Cavaliers in the second week of the season. Virginia will likely complete the home and home with a trip to Eugene in 2016.
Virginia had a bit of a buzz surrounding their program at the beginning of the 2012 season, as the resurgent Cavaliers had wrapped up an 8-5 season in 2011. But they regressed a bit last season, finishing with a 4-8 record. Oregon should be a strong favorite to beat the Cavaliers, but a cross country trip always has the potential to yield strange results. This game is essentially a nice publicity run to the East Coast, and may help our Heisman candidates earn some more respect from East-Coast voters.
The trip to Charlottesville will be Oregon’s furthest road trip since the Ducks visited Mississippi State in 2003.
Have you learned more football at this website?
Do your part and contribute to the new Oregon Football Repository at FishDuck.com that we will build with enough support. It will be a gift to all Oregon fans!
Learn more by clicking here.