2019 Auburn Football Schedule Released

September 18, 2018 By Taylor Jones

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Auburn spring football scrimmage on Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Auburn, Ala.
Photo by Wade Rackley/Auburn Athletics

The 2019 schedule for Auburn Football was released Tuesday. The Tigers will open the season in Dallas against Oregon and will feature an SEC road trip to Gainesville for the first time since 2007

The 2018 season has just begun, but it’s never too early to mark your calendar for next year. The 2019 schedules for SEC Football programs were released on Tuesday, and Auburn’s schedule, as usual, will be challenging.

Kicker Wes Byrum #18 of the Auburn Tigers reacts after he kicks a 19-yard game-winning field goal to defeat the Oregon Ducks 22-19 in the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2011, in Glendale, Arizona.
(Jan. 9, 2011 – Source: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images North America)

The 2010 National Championship Game rematch will take place on August 31 in Dallas. Auburn will open the season against the Oregon Ducks, a game that was announced in 2015. The meeting at “Jerry World” will be the second overall meeting between these two storied programs, and the first meeting since January 10, 2011, in Glendale, Arizona. Auburn kicker Wes Byrum nailed a 19-yard field goal as time expired to give Auburn a 22-19 win over Oregon, and the program’s second national championship. Both teams have had their share of ups and downs since that night. Both teams have played in one other National Championship game since then, and both teams have had seasons that resulted in coaching changes.

Auburn will then return home for two out-of-conference games before heading back to Texas for a meeting with the Aggies.

The Tigers welcome Tulane on September 7th, and Kent State on September 14th, to Jordan-Hare Stadium. Auburn’s meeting with former SEC opponent Tulane will be the first since 2006, a 38-13 Auburn victory. Auburn and Kent State will meet for the first time in history on September 14. The key item in that game will be the return of Woody Barrett to the Plains of Auburn. Barrett, who was a 4-star dual-threat quarterback out of  Orlando, Florida, signed with Auburn as a member of the 2016 signing class. He transferred to Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi before finding a home at Kent State. In 2018, Barrett has 602 passing yards and four touchdowns on 61 completions through three games.

Auburn’s first conference game will be a road game at Texas A&M on September 21, the second game that Auburn will play in the Lone Star state in three weeks. Auburn will return home to face Mississippi State on September 28.

If you are fortunate enough to travel to all Auburn road games, you will definitely get your money’s worth in the month of October, as Auburn will play zero home games during that month.

The first game in October will be a trip to “the swamp” to face the Florida Gators, the first meeting in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium since September 29, 2007. Wes Byrum (there is that name, again) kicked a game-winning 43-yard field goal to defeat Tim Tebow and the Gators, 20-17. Following a bye week on October 12, Auburn visits Arkansas and LSU on consecutive weeks. The Tigers won heavily over the Hogs in Fayetteville in 2017, 52-20. Auburn won 56-3 one year prior in Auburn. The Tigers and Razorbacks meet in Fayetteville on October 19. Auburn looks to win their first game in Death Valley since 1999 on October 26.

After a long time away, Auburn closes the year with four straight road games. The Tigers welcome Ole Miss to Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 2 before their second bye week of the year, which will come on November 9. Georgia comes to Auburn on November 16, and the final non-conference game against Samford will be played on November 23. The Iron Bowl with Alabama will conclude the 2019 schedule on November 30.

2019 Auburn Football Schedule

Aug. 31: vs. Oregon (in Dallas)
Sept. 7: vs. Tulane
Sept. 14: vs. Kent State
Sept. 21: at Texas A&M
Sept. 28: vs. Mississippi State
Oct. 5: at Florida
Oct. 19: at Arkansas
Oct. 26: at LSU
Nov. 2: vs. Ole Miss
Nov. 16: vs. Georgia
Nov. 23: vs. Samford
Nov. 30: vs. Alabama