The season opener against Kansas State marks the second consecutive game for the Tigers against a Big XII opponent after the season ending 17-14 victory over Nebraska in the Cotton Bowl. It also marks the third consecutive year Auburn will open the season on an ESPN Network. Auburn leads the all-time series against KSU 2-0 with victories over the Wildcats in Manhattan, Kan., in 1978 and in Auburn in 1979.
Kansas State, under first year head coach Ron Prince, went 7-6 last season with a loss in the Houston Bowl to Rutgers. South Florida finished the 2006 at 9-4 with victories at West Virginia and against East Carolina in the Birmingham Bowl to end the season. 2007 will mark the first ever meeting between the Tigers and the Bulls.
The Tigers have won six consecutive contests over Mississippi State with the last three being televised by LFS. The game times and television schedule for the remaining games will be announced throughout the season.