The Ducks face the Spartans of Michigan State on New Year's Eve

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Oregon and Michigan State will meet for the seventh time, and the first time in a bowl game, on New Year’s Eve at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

Here’s what to know about the 2018 Redbox Bowl:

Kickoff: Noon Monday, Dec. 31.

TV: Fox. Announcers: Joe Davis, play-by-play; Brady Quinn, color; Bruce Feldman, sideline.

Tickets: Available online from

Tailgate: The official Mighty Oregon Tailgate starts at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 31 inside the stadium and features the Oregon Marching Band, the Duck, Oregon cheerleaders and more.

Watch parties: Want to watch the game with fellow Ducks? The UO Alumni Association keeps a list of watch parties around the country. Be sure to confirm details with organizers ahead of time.

Season records: Oregon, 8-4 (5-4 Pac-12). Michigan State, 7-5 (5-4 Big 10)

First game: Oregon, 1894. Michigan State, 1896.

Conference titles: Oregon, 11. Michigan State, 11.

All-time records: Oregon, 655-486-46. Michigan State, 701-459-44.

Series record: The Ducks and Spartans split their six previous meetings, with the home team prevailing each time:

  • 1979: Michigan State 41, Oregon 17
  • 1980: Oregon 35, Michigan State 7
  • 1998: Oregon 48, Michigan State 14
  • 1999: Michigan State 27, Oregon 20
  • 2014: Oregon 46, Michigan State 27
  • 2015: Michigan State 31, Oregon 28

Best 2018 win: For Oregon, a 30-27 overtime win over Washington at home Sept. 29. For Michigan State, a 21-17 road win over Penn State Oct. 13.

Mutual opponent: Oregon beat Arizona State 31-29 on Nov. 17; Michigan State lost to the Sun Devils 16-13 on Sept. 8.  

Bowl history: Founded in 2002 as the San Francisco Bowl, the game was previously known known as the Emerald Bowl (2004-09), the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (2010-12), the Fight Hunger Bowl (2013) and the Foster Farms Bowl (2014-17). This is the game’s first year as the Redbox Bowl. The game has been played at Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, since 2014.