Aug 21, 2013
Arkansas will help kick off Auburn's 2014 season in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
By Charles Goldberg
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.
|2014 Auburn Football Schedule|
|08/30||Arkansas||Auburn (Jordan-Hare Stadium)||11-10-1, AU|
|09/06||San Jose State||Auburn (Jordan-Hare Stadium)||-|
|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|
|10/25||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: