Auburn Announces Change To 2008 Football Schedule


Feb. 1, 2008

AUBURN - The 2008 Auburn football game at West Virginia which was originally scheduled for Sept. 6 has been moved to Thursday, Oct. 23, and will be televised nationally on ESPN.

"This move will give us a great opportunity to receive the national spotlight on ESPN on a Thursday night," head coach Tommy Tuberville said. "We want to make our schedule as competitive as anybody, and playing an outstanding non-conference opponent like West Virginia will do just that."

Auburn is 6-1 all-time in games played on Thursday. In Auburn's last Thursday night game, in 2006, the Tigers beat South Carolina in Columbia, 24-17.

The change will result in the Southern Mississippi home game, initially slated for Oct. 18, being moved to Sept. 6 to fill the void left by the West Virginia date change.

Auburn will open the season with five of its first seven games at home, beginning with the season opener on Aug. 30 against Louisiana-Monroe.

The scheduling change will give Auburn an off week on Oct. 18 and an off Saturday on Oct. 25. The Tigers remaining bye week will come on Nov. 22.

The annual Homecoming game will be Nov. 8 against Tennessee-Martin.


Aug. 30 LOUISIANA-MONROE Sept. 6 SOUTHERN MISS Sept. 13 at Mississippi State Sept. 20 LSU Sept. 27 TENNESSEE Oct. 4 at Vanderbilt Oct. 11 ARKANSAS Oct. 23 at West Virginia (ESPN) Nov. 1 at Ole Miss Nov. 8 TENNESSEE-MARTIN [HC] Nov. 15 GEORGIA Nov. 29 at Alabama

OPEN DATES: Oct. 18, Nov. 22