South Florida, which is joining The Big East Conference, will make its first appearance ever on the Auburn scheduled.
Athletic Director David Housel made the announcement on Wednesday and also announced the dates for the 2004 schedule as well the teams on the 2005 schedule.
Auburn was scheduled to open the season with Ball Sate, however, for a second straight year that game was postponed. Ball State had one too many games on its 2004 schedule, Housel said. Instead, of coming to AU this year, that MAC team will come to Auburn in 2005 when the Tigers open on Sept. 3 at home vs. Georgia Tech and also play Southern Miss at home on Sept. 24. Louisiana-Monroe replaces Ball State and will be the season opener at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Sept. 4.
Auburn players are currently in winter workouts and are scheduled to start practice on Feb. 28th. The annual spring football game is on March 20th.
Sept. 4--Louisiana-Monroe at Auburn
Sept. 11--Auburn at Mississippi State
Sept. 18--LSU at Auburn
Sept. 25--The Citadel at Auburn
Oct. 2--Auburn at Tennessee
Oct. 9--Louisiana Tech at Auburn
Oct. 16--Arkansas at Auburn
Oct. 23--Kentucky at Auburn
Oct. 30--Auburn at Ole Miss
Nov. 13--Georgia at Auburn
Nov. 20--Auburn at Alabama
Sept. 3--Georgia Tech at Auburn
Sept. 10--Mississippi State at Auburn
Sept. 17--Ball State at Auburn
Sept. 24--Southern Mississippi at Auburn
Oct. 1--South Carolina at Auburn
Oct. 15--Auburn at Arkansas
Oct. 22--Auburn at LSU
Oct. 29--Ole Miss at Auburn
Nov. 5--Auburn at Kentucky
Nov. 12--Auburn at Georgia
Nov. 19--Alabama at Auburn