Oregon and Boise State will renew their football rivalry when the teams meet in the Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 16.
The game kicks off at 12:30 p.m. and will be aired on ABC.
“We are excited at the opportunity to play in Las Vegas against an excellent Boise State team,” Oregon coach Willie Taggart said. “I’m sure our fans will enjoy a trip to Las Vegas to watch the Ducks, and we will continue to have our team prepared and focused for such a strong opponent.”
The Ducks (7-5) won their last two games to earn bowl eligibility, energized by the return of quarterback Justin Herbert. Oregon started 4-1, but lost four of five games after Herbert suffered a broken collarbone in a win over California.
When Herbert returned, the Ducks dominated Arizona 48-28 and then beat Oregon State 69-10 in the most lopsided Civil War game in the long history of the rivalry.
Herbert has completed 113 of 170 passes for 1,750 yards with 13 touchdowns and just three interceptions. Star running back Royce Freeman, meanwhile, has rushed for 1,475 yards and 16 touchdowns during his senior year.
Boise State (10-3) won the Mountain West Conference title by beating Fresno State 17-14 in the league championship game Saturday. The Broncos are led by junior quarterback Brett Rypien, the nephew of former Washington State University and NFL star Mark Rypien.
Boise State is playing in a bowl game for the 16th straight year. Oregon has been in a bowl game for 12 of the past 13 years.
This will be Oregon’s third appearance in the Las Vegas Bowl. The Ducks beat Air Force 41-13 in 1997 and lost to BYU 38-8 in 2006.
Boise State was in the bowl three straight years, winning all three times over current Pac-12 teams. The Broncos beat Utah 26-3 in 2010, Arizona State 56-24 in 2011 and Washington 28-26 in 2012.
Oregon and Boise State have met twice on the field, with Boise State winning both games — 37-32 in Eugene in 2008 and 19-8 in Boise in 2009.
The announcement of the bowl pairing came two days after Boise State ended Oregon's national-best 46-game home-court win streak in men's basketball when Lexus Williams hit a half-court shot at the buzzer in a 73-70 win by the Broncos.