Auburn Announces 2008 Football Schedule

Auburn, Ala.--On Wednesday the Auburn athletic department announced the football schedule for the 2008 season which features non-conference games against Louisiana-Monroe and West Virginia to start the season as well as Southern Miss on Oct. 18 and Tennessee-Martin on Nov. 8.

Per NCAA rules, teams are allowed to schedule 12 games between the weekends of Aug. 30 and Nov. 29. With the Iron Bowl played after Thanksgiving for the second consecutive year, Auburn will have two off weeks during the season.

With the current 5-1-2 rotation in the SEC where each team plays every team in its division and one traditional rival from the opposing division, which is Georgia for Auburn, Florida drops off the schedule and Auburn picks up Tennessee. Vanderbilt traveled to Jordan-Hare Stadium in 2007, so the Tigers travel to Nashville for the 2008 game with the Commodores.

Auburn owns a 6-0 series lead over Louisiana-Monroe with the last meeting a 31-0 season-opening victory in 2004. The Tigers last meeting with Southern Miss was a 35-24 victory in 1993. Auburn leads that series 16-5.

A Sept. 6 game against West Virginia in Morgantown marks the first ever meeting between the Tigers and Mountaineers. It will also be the Tigers' first ever game against UT-Martin.

2008 Schedule(home games in bold)
Aug. 30Louisiana-Monroe
Sept. 6at West Virginia
Sept. 13at Mississippi State
Sept. 20LSU
Sept. 27Tennessee
Oct. 4at Vanderbilt
Oct. 11Arkansas
Oct. 18Southern Miss
Nov. 1at Ole Miss
Nov. 8Tennessee-Martin
Nov. 15Georgia
Nov. 29at Alabama

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