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 goducks.com.
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.