Aggies Coming to AU for 2012 Football Matchup

Coach Gene Chizik's Auburn football team will play seven games at Jordan-Hare Stadium next season.

Auburn, Ala.--Texas A&M, one of two new members for the Southeastern Conference beginning next season, will play a home football game at Auburn on October 27th.

The Tigers will play seven home games in 2012. In addition to Texas A&M, SEC contests at Jordan-Hare Stadium include LSU on Sept. 22nd, Arkansas on Oct. 6 and Georgia on Nov. 10th.

Road games in the league include Sept. 8th vs. Mississippi State, Oct. 13 at Ole Miss, Oct. 20 at Vanderbilt and Nov. 24 at Alabama.

The Tigers will open the season at the Georgia Dome vs. Clemson. The date has not been set for that matchup, but officials from the Chick-fil-A Bowl, which is sponsoring the game, said the contest will be played on Thursday, August 30, Friday the 31st or September 1st in Atlanta.

The other non-conference games will be played at Jordan-Hare Stadium vs. ULM, New Mexico State and a first-ever meeting with Alabama A&M. Dates for those contests have not been announced, but the Alabama A&M contest is expected to be Auburn's Homecoming game on Saturday, Nov. 17th.

The Tigers, who play Virginia on New Year's Eve in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, will play their 2012 spring football game on April 14th.

"I think we have a great schedule next year," Chizik said on Wednesday. "I think our home schedule is really good. Obviously, Texas A&M joined the league so we have them.

"We traded Florida," Chizik added. "If there wasn't any change in the league, we obviously would have been going to Florida to play. We've got Vanderbilt. We're excited about opening the season next year with Clemson. Our non conference schedule right now is good.

"When you play in this league, the eight games you got to play in this conference schedule, they're a bear. We've got our work cut out for us."

Texas A&M will play in the SEC West for football while Missouri will be in the SEC East. Auburn has only played Texas A&M twice in football. The Aggies won 16-0 in 1911 at Dallas and 36-16, also in Dallas, at the Cotton Bowl played on Jan. 1, 1986.

Auburn and Missouri have met just once in football with Auburn prevailing 34-17 in the 1973 Sun Bowl in El Paso, Tex.

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