Bears-Tigers Football Series Announced

Auburn will play a new football opponent, the University of California Golden Bears.

Auburn, Ala.--The Auburn Tigers will play a home-and-home football series vs. the Cal Golden Bears of the Pac-12 Conference, the University of California and Auburn announced on Monday.

Cal will travel to Jordan-Hare Stadium for a game on Sept. 21, 2019 for its first-ever football game vs. the Tigers.

The Tigers will visit Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley on Sept. 19, 2020, Cal’s interim athletic director Mike Williams announced on Monday. It will be just Auburn's second-ever game in northern California. The previous one was in 1936 vs. Santa Clara.

“Over the past several years we have been able to add several new opponents to our schedules that we believe our fans will enjoy seeing and our team will be excited to play,” Williams said.

“As a traditional power from the Southeastern Conference, Auburn certainly fits that description and provides us another opportunity to face a school with a strong national profile,” Williams added.

Auburn’s last regular season game in California came in 2002 when the Tigers lost 24-17 to Southern Cal. Auburn's most recent game in game in California was the 2013 season finale in Pasadena where the Tigers lost to FSU in the BCS Championship Game.

Auburn has a 5-3 record vs. teams from the state of California. In 1936 the Tigers fell 12-0 at Santa Clara, in 1986 they defeated Southern Cal 16-7 in the Citrus Bowl, in 1989 they defeated Pacific 55-0, in 1990 they defeated Cal-State Fullerton 38-17 and in 1996 defeated Fresno State 62-0. Auburn lost home-and-home games in 2002 and 2003 (23-0 at Auburn) to Southern Cal. This season the Tigers defeated San Jose State 59-13.

The Tigers are 8-3 all-time in games vs. the Pac-12 Conference.

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