The Auburn Tigers have completed their 2017 non-conference football schedule, which includes games vs. Georgia Southern and at Clemson.
Auburn will open the 2017 season at home on Sept. 2 against the Georgia Southern Eagles. The game, which was officially announced on Monday, will be the second meeting between the two schools. Auburn won the first matchup 32-17 back in 1991.
The Tigers then hit the road for a big game at “Death Valley” against the Clemson Tigers on Sept. 9. The game is the second of a home-and-home series that begins in 2016 at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Auburn and Clemson first met in 1899 and have played a total of 49 times on the gridiron. Auburn leads the overall series 34-13-2, but Clemson has taken two straight, including the 2012 meeting in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.
On Sept. 16, 2017, Auburn hosts the Mercer Bears, a member of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Bears reinstated their football program in 2013 and have gone 16-8 since then.
Auburn’s final non-conference game of the 2017 season is a home tilt against the ULM Warhawks. That game was confirmed to AL.com via an administrator at Auburn. The Tigers have faced the Warhawks nine times on the gridiron and won each contest, the last a close 31-28 victory in 2012.
In SEC play in 2017, Auburn hosts Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss and travels to Arkansas, LSU, Missouri, and Texas A&M.