Auburn adds Alabama A&M to 2020 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Auburn Tigers have added the Alabama A&M Bulldogs to their 2020 football schedule, according to a report by

Auburn will host Alabama A&M at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Nov. 21, 2020. The Tigers will pay the Bulldogs a $525,000 guarantee, according to a copy of the contract.

Auburn and Alabama A&M are already slated to meet this season on Nov. 19. Both the 2016 and 2020 meeting are set for the weekend before Auburn’s “Iron Bowl” game vs. Alabama.

In their first and only meeting in 2012, the Tigers rolled to a 51-7 victory at home over the Bulldogs.

Alabama A&M is a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). In 2015, the Bulldogs finished 3-8 overall and 3-6 in SWAC play.

Auburn now has an FCS opponent scheduled for every season through 2021 with the exception of 2019. Future teams on the schedule include Alabama A&M (2016, 2020), Mercer (2017), and Alabama State (2018, 2021).

The Tigers have one other non-conference game announced for the 2020 season, which is a visit from Southern Miss on Sept. 26.

In SEC play in 2020, Auburn is scheduled to host Arkansas, LSU, Texas A&M, and Kentucky and travel to Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss.

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Comments (14)

Wow! Big game right here! Looking forward to seeing SEC (West) football putting on a clinic.

It’s great that we’re scheduling two historic universities to our future schedule (Alabama A&M this year, and Alabama State in 2018). Great for our universities. But Alabama just will not follow Auburn’s path. So happy to have these two schools come down to the plains.

Auburn manages to find another FCS program to pay but still can’t quite squeeze 1-A Troy on its schedule. Hmmm. Keep playing every other team in our conference, Tigers, but us.

There’s a long agreement that Troy and Auburn don’t play. We cover the same section of the state, and many families have graduates and alliances with both universities. Auburn has played Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Jacksonville State, Samford, and UAB regularly enough… so if someone wants to yammer on, head for rammer bammer and ask them who in-state they’ve been playing and get back to us.

Probably Univ of South Alabama (Mobile) & UAB (2017) would gladly adjust their schedules to play in Jordan Stadium every year of two. I bet they would comply schedule wise with the Univ in Tuscaloosa as well.

@David – that is an absurdly weak argument. That’s like saying Michigan/Michigan State should never play Eastern Michigan because they’re in their backyard, but MSU actually had a “Celebrate the State” 3-for-1 with the MAC schools (that EMU later backed out of, but CMU and WMU followed through).

I’ve heard Troy does not want to play Auburn for many of the reasons David said. A Troy booster once said “the second Troy runs onto Jordan-Hare you hate us”. Troy does not want that. South and UAB are all in, they don’t care.

Michael W. It is Jordan-Hare (pronounced Jerdun-Hare) and the last time the Bloody Tide played an in state school other than Auburn was Samford in the 1940’s……it ain’t gonna happen. The Tide will not share the wealth with in state schools…EVER

When I first saw this headline, I read it hastily and read it as “Auburn adds Alabama to 2020 football schedule”, and thought wow, shocker there!

The Auburn guy is right. Alabama will not schedule any other teams from within the state, I-A or I-AA.

I agree. It does seem odd that other than the Iron Bowl every year vs Auburn, the Tide does not play any other Div 1 or FCS school in the state. Don’t know about the Tide scheduling the Trojans of Troy Univ, but seems like a natural rival would be the sister school in Birmingham (UAB) currently in hiatus from football until 2017. The Blazers could use the huge revenue & the Tide would get a probable victory every year.

If Auburn was not in the SEC the “We are better than everyone” Bloody Tide wouldn’t play them

Mike how much do you know about Alabama? They are not a team player. Hell they count a national title in a season they lost to Vanderbilt and Mississippi State. They finished 19th in the AP (1941). Once again they lost to VANDERBILT and claim the National Title!!!!! This is not normal

Which one of these teams were helping Alabama build their history back in the 20,s 30,s and 40,s. Why is it up to Alabama to support these teams and try and raise their status. Alabama needs only to keep their national profile up and this is not done by being a free handout for other schools in the state. After building Auburn up over the years all they every get is Auburn people trying to tear Alabama down.