Tigers, WVU to Play on Thursday Night

Auburn, Ala.--As expected, Auburn's road football game at Morgantown vs. West Virginia has been moved to Thursday, Oct. 23rd and will be televised by ESPN.

Originally game number two on the 2008 Auburn football schedule, AU moved its October 18th game vs. Southern Miss to the Sept. 6th West Virginia slot.

Coach Tommy Tuberville's Tigers finished the 2007 season with a 23-20 Chick-fil-A Bowl victory over Clemson on New Year's Eve.

"This move will give us a great opportunity to receive the national spotlight on ESPN on a Thursday night," Tuberville said. "We want to make our schedule as competitive as anybody, and playing an outstanding non-conference opponent like West Virginia will do just that."

Tuberville's team is scheduled to begin spring practice on Feb. 29th and the A-Day Game is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29th at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

The Tigers have played seven Thursday night games and won six, including the last one, a 24-17 victory at South Carolina in 2006.

2008 Auburn Football Schedule

Aug. 30–Louisiana-Monroe at Auburn

Sept. 6–Southern Miss at Auburn

Sept. 13–Auburn at Mississippi State

Sept. 20–LSU at Auburn

Sept. 27–Tennessee at Auburn

Oct. 4–Auburn at Vanderbilt

Oct. 11–Arkansas at Auburn

Oct. 23--Auburn at West Virginia (ESPN)

Nov. 1–Auburn at Ole Miss

Nov. 8–Tennessee-Martin at Auburn (Homecoming)

Nov. 15–Georgia at Auburn

Nov. 29–Auburn at Alabama

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