The SEC released the 2019 conference schedule today, and so now we have a full and complete picture of what Auburn’s slate will look like for next season.
First off, here’s what we knew beforehand:
- Auburn opens the season with three straight non-conference games — Oregon on 8/31, Tulane on 9/7, and Kent State on 9/14.
- Samford is the traditional pre-Thanksgiving Iron Bowl appetizer on 11/23.
- Florida rotates back on the schedule for the first time in eight seasons. Auburn is set to play the Gators in Gainesville.
- The home conference opponents are Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State.
- The road conference opponents are LSU, Arkansas, Texas A&M, and the aforementioned Gators.
- With Labor Day weekend beginning at the end of August, and the Saturday after Thanksgiving coming on 11/30, every team will get two bye weekends due to there being 14 Saturdays over the course of the season (not counting stupid Week Zero).
- The Iron Bowl is pretty much guaranteed to be played the Saturday after Thanksgiving (11/30).
So, here’s Auburn’s full 2019 football schedule:
8/31 - Oregon (Arlington, TX) - AT&T Stadium
9/7 - Tulane (Auburn, AL) - Jordan-Hare Stadium
9/14 - Kent State (Auburn, AL) - Jordan-Hare Stadium
9/21 - Texas A&M* (College Station, TX) - Kyle Field
9/28 - Mississippi State* (Auburn, AL) - Jordan-Hare Stadium
10/5 - Florida* (Gainesville, FL) - Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
10/12 - BYE
10/19 - Arkansas* (Fayetteville, AR) - Razorback Stadium
10/26 - LSU* (Baton Rouge, LA) - Tiger Stadium
11/2 - Ole Miss* (Auburn, AL) - Jordan-Hare Stadium
11/9 - BYE
11/16 - Georgia* (Auburn, AL) - Jordan-Hare Stadium
11/23 - Samford (Auburn, AL) - Jordan-Hare Stadium
11/30 - Alabama* (Auburn, AL) - Jordan-Hare Stadium
*denotes SEC opponent
The odd years always pull in the huge home game finishers with Georgia and Alabama, but this is a heck of a time to hit the road for Auburn football as well.
It’s a streaky schedule — October is all on the road and November is all at home, but with the two byes in there, it could be a lot worse.
You can check out every team’s schedule here.