USC Game To Be Played September 2

Auburn, Ala.--For the third time in three seasons the Auburn Tigers will play on ABC television as the season opener against USC has been moved to Monday night Sept. 2 at 7 p.m.

Moving the game from an original date of August 31, both teams agreed that this would give them a chance to showcase their talents in front of a national television audience.

"We're excited to start a new season on Monday night in prime time in front of a national television audience," coach Tommy Tuberville said. "It will be a good opportunity for our team to receive national exposure against a talented Southern Cal team. We're glad that our fans across the country will be able to watch us play our season opener."

This will be the second meeting between the two schools with the 1986 Citrus Bowl the first and only time the two have played on the gridiron. Auburn won the game 16-7.

The Tigers have started winter workouts and begin spring practice March 1. The annual A-Day game is scheduled for Saturday April 6.

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