ATLANTA — Auburn lost a road game at Florida and picked up a home game against Texas A&M on its 2012 football schedule, the SEC announced this morning.
Auburn will open the season against Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, then open SEC play at Mississippi State on Sept. 8. Auburn will slot other non-conference games against Louisiana-Monroe, New Mexico State and Alabama A&M later.
Auburn’s SEC home games are against LSU, Arkansas, A&M and Georgia. The road games are at State, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Alabama. Vanderbilt was supposed to visit Auburn in 2012, but conference expansion and the SEC’s juggling of the schedule put the Tigers in Nashville next season. Vandy will play in Auburn in 2013. Vandy replaces South Carolina as Auburn’s rotating SEC East opponent.
We reported the Texas A&M-for-Florida switch last night.
Florida played in Auburn this season, but the league canceled the return game because of the addition of Texas A&M and Missouri to the league for 2012. That expansion forced the SEC to juggle everybody’s schedule.
Here’s Auburn’s SEC schedule:
Sept. 8: at Mississippi State
Sept. 22: LSU
Oct. 6: ARKANSAS
Oct. 13: at Ole Miss
Oct. 20: at Vanderbilt
Oct. 27: TEXAS A&M
Nov. 10: GEORGIA
Nov. 24: at Alabama