By Mike SalkinAssociated PressThe Oregon Ducks will start their spring football season on the wrong foot against the Stanford Cardinal, but Oregon football will still play at the Rose Bowl.
The Ducks will open their spring game at the USC Trojans on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.
The Ducks are the first team to play in the Rose on Oct. 15, 2019.
The Trojuns are ranked second in the Pac-12 South and the Ducks are No. 2 in the country.
Oregon opens the season at home against USC on Saturday.
In a bowl game, Oregon has never lost in the regular season.
The win is the first for the Ducks since beating Utah State on Oct 12, 2013, in a game that was tied at 13 points after the first quarter.
The score was tied before halftime, but the Trojuses scored the last two points of the half.
The last time Oregon played in the bowl game was Oct. 17, 2011, when the Ducks defeated No. 4 UCLA.
The only other Pac-10 team to win in the national championship game was USC in 2006.