EUGENE wants to be in prime time in 2019.
Oregon and Auburn wants to kick off the Classic Advocate at 4:30 p.m. PT Aug. 31 at AT & T Stadium in Arlington, Texas as ABC's Saturday Night Football broadcast.
The Ducks and Tigers are both expected to be in a matchup that will arguably be the best offensive and defensive lines in the country squaring off.
It will be the first meeting of the teams since the 2011 BCS National Championship game, which will feature Auburn won 22-19 in Glendale, Ariz. Oregon is 5-7 all-time against SEC teams.
ABC's Saturday Night Football opened the season from AT & T Stadium. One of those prior visits 3 Oregon lost to no. 4 LSU, 40-27, to open the 201
Oregon was 1-1 in games on ABC last season, losing to Stanford in overtime on Saturday night and beating Washington in overtime in an afternoon game that was broadcast to Part of the country via ESPN2.
Auburn is 23-33-1 all-time in games televised by ABC, including a win over Washington in last season's Chick-fil-A kickoff. AU is also 9-3 all-time against Pac-12 teams, including a 6-0 mark in neutral site games.