Auburn will host Arkansas to kick off 2014 schedule

Aug 21, 2013

Jordan-Hare Stadium

Arkansas will help kick off Auburn's 2014 season in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

By Charles Goldberg
AuburnTigers.com

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn won't waste any time jumping into SEC play in 2014. 

The Tigers will open next season's football schedule against Arkansas in Jordan-Hare Stadium, the first time Auburn will begin a season against a conference team since a win over Ole Miss in 1995. 

Four of Auburn's first five games will be at home in 2014. The SEC released next year's conference schedule for all league teams Wednesday. Auburn released its entire schedule.

Auburn will play home games against SEC rivals LSU, South Carolina and Texas A&M. The non-conference home games are San Jose State, Louisiana Tech and Samford, coached by former Auburn Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan. The Tigers also played host to Samford and Sullivan in 2011 when current Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee ran the Bulldogs' offense.

Auburn doesn't hit the road in the SEC until Oct. 11 when it plays at Mississippi State. The Tigers also play conference games at Ole Miss, Georgia and Alabama. Auburn's other road trip is a non-conference game at Kansas State, a return game from the Wildcats' visit to Jordan-Hare in 2007. 

There are two open dates in 2014. 

First things first, though. Auburn opens the 2013 season at home Aug. 31 against Washington State. 

Feature Printable 2014 Auburn Football Schedule (PDF) | 2013 Schedule

 2014 Auburn Football Schedule
 Date  Opponent  Location  Series
 08/30  Arkansas  Auburn (Jordan-Hare Stadium)  11-10-1, AU
 09/06  San Jose State  Auburn (Jordan-Hare Stadium)  -
 09/13  Open Date
 09/20  at Kansas State  Manhattan, Kan. (Snyder Family Stadium)  3-0, AU
 09/27  Louisiana Tech  Auburn (Jordan-Hare Stadium)  11-0-1, AU
 10/04  LSU  Auburn (Jordan-Hare Stadium)  20-26-1, LSU
 10/11  at Mississippi State  Starkville, Miss. (Davis Wade Stadium)  60-24-2, AU
 10/18  Open Date
 10/25  South Carolina  Auburn (Jordan-Hare Stadium)  9-1-1, AU
 11/01  at Ole Miss  Oxford, Miss. (Vaught-Hemingway Stadium)  27-10, AU
 11/08  Texas A&M  Auburn (Jordan-Hare Stadium)  0-3, A&M
 11/15  at Georgia  Athens, Ga. (Sanford Stadium)  54-54-8, Tied
 11/22  Samford  Auburn (Jordan-Hare Stadium)  26-0-1, AU
 11/29  at Alabama  Tuscaloosa (Bryant-Denny Stadium)  34-42-1, UA


Here are the complete 2014 football schedules for all SEC teams.

Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter: