Auburn, Ala.--Auburn's non-conference football schedule took another big step forward on Thursday as it was announced that the Clemson Tigers will move onto the schedule beginning in 2010 for a home and home series over the course of two seasons.
Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs told Inside The Auburn Tigers on Thursday that the deal included a home game for Auburn in 2010 and a game at Clemson the following year.
That continues a strong run of non-conference action for Auburn. This season the Tigers face both Kansas State and South Florida. Next season West Virginia moves onto the schedule for 2008-09 with Clemson taking the Mountaineers' place beginning in 2010.
This two-game set will bring back one of the most popular non-conference opponents for Auburn. In a series dating back to 1899, Auburn and Clemson have squared off 45 times with Auburn holding a 32-11-2 advantage. The last meeting came in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta following the 1997 season when Auburn defeated Clemson 21-17.
Auburn leads the all-time series in Auburn by a count of 19-4 and leads in games at Clemson 10-5-1.