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2016 Oregon Ducks football schedule released

Oregon's 2016 schedule will feature a trip to Nebraska on September 17.

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

The 2015 season still technically isn't over yet, but Ducks fans can look ahead as Oregon's 2016 football schedule was released today.

The Ducks will open the season on September 3 when UC Davis comes to Oregon as the two schools face off for the first time ever. Aggies head coach Ron Gould played defensive back for the Ducks and graduated from Oregon in 1988.

Oregon will remain at home on September 10 as they wrap up a home-and-home series with Virginia. When the Ducks and Cavaliers last faced off in 2013, the Ducks took care of business in an easy 59-10 win.

In one of Oregon's more intriguing matchups of the year, the Ducks will travel to Lincoln to face the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 17. The game would've been a homecoming for Scott Frost, who played at Nebraska, but he'll be in Orlando. Nebraska leads the all-time series 5-1, but this will be the first time the two schools have faced off in three decades.

The Ducks will open Pac-12 play at home against Colorado on September 24. Their first road game will be on October 1 when they travel to Pullman, looking to avenge this year's loss to Washington State.

After traveling to Pullman, the Ducks will return home to Eugene and hope to come away with their 13th straight win over Washington on October 8.

Oregon will have a bye week after Washington and will then travel to Berkeley for a Friday night matchup against California. Oregon will look to extend their winning streak over Cal to eight years, but it seems like weird stuff always goes down in Berkeley, so that could be a trap game to look out for. This is Oregon's only game of the year that won't fall on a Saturday.

Continuing with the alternating home/road theme, the Ducks will then return home to face Arizona State on October 29. It will be hard to top this year's triple OT thriller in the desert, but we'll see what sparks fly that weekend.

November is always the toughest month in college football, and that looks to be the case when you look at Oregon's final four games.

The Ducks begin November with a road game against USC, followed by a home showdown against Stanford, which could have major playoff implications depending on how the season goes. Oregon's game against the Cardinal on November 12 will be their final home game of the season.

The Ducks will then travel to Utah, where things almost went terribly wrong in 2014 before the Kaelin Clay fumble completely switched the momentum of the game.

Oregon wraps up the regular season with a road game against Oregon State. No matter how good or bad the Beavers are every year, anything goes when it comes to rivalry games. It's worth noting that the Ducks won't have two consecutive road games until the final two weeks of the season.