The Southeastern Conference released its 2022 football schedule on Tuesday, with Auburn’s schedule being highlighted by a long home-game slate to start the year, including a rematch with Penn State.
The Tigers will begin the season with five-straight home games, playing against Mercer on Sept. 3, San Jose State on Sept. 10 and Penn State on Sept. 17 before SEC play begins.
Conference play will begin on Sept. 24, 2022 when Auburn hosts back-to-back Tiger Bowls, playing against Missouri and LSU on Oct. 1 to kick off SEC play.
The match-up against Missouri will be the first time the northern Tigers have visited The Plains in series history, which Auburn leads 2-1.
The first road game of the season will come on Oct. 8 when the Tigers travel to Georgia for the 127th meeting of The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry. The last time Auburn won in Athens was 2005, when kicker John Vaughn converted a 20-yard score in the Tigers’ one-point victory between the hedges.
Following a road trip to Georgia, Auburn will travel for the second-straight week, heading to Oxford, Mississippi to take on Ole Miss on Oct. 15. After the two-game road stint, Auburn will have its bye week before a home matchup against Arkansas on Oct. 29. So, two of the four games in October are on the road after opening the season with five-straight home games.
To start off November, Auburn will be going on the road again in Mississippi, this time to Starkville to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Nov. 5.
The Tigers will finish their home game schedule with matchups against Texas A&M on Nov. 12 before a cleanup game against Western Kentucky on Nov. 19.
Per usual, Auburn will face off against Alabama to close the regular season, facing the Tide in Tuscaloosa on Nov. 26, in what will be the 87th meeting of the Iron Bowl. The last time the Tigers left Tuscaloosa with a win was in 2010, when Cam Newton led the “Cam-back,” a 24-point comeback en route to the national championship.