Oregon Football Switches Nevada For Virginia in 2013

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.

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Josh Schlichter

Josh Schlichter

Josh is a College Football enthusiast from sunny Southern California. He has written for several self-operated prep sports blogs, as well as multiple SB Nation sites. In High School, Josh played football for four years, and helped create and operate the team's no-huddle system. Most of Josh's football knowledge branches from watching College Football his entire life, and is backed up by his first hand experience in both option and spread offenses. Above all, though, he is a proud student at the University of Oregon.@joshschlichter