Kansas State and Auburn agree in Principle

An agreement in principle has been reached between Kansas State University and Auburn University to open the 2007 football season at Auburn.

Kansas State associate athletic director Jim Epps confirmed this morning that the game will be played on Sept. 1, and will be televised by ESPN.

The last time K-State played Auburn was in the opener to the 1979 season when K-State lost, 26-18. The last time KSU played a team from the SEC in a non-conference regular-season game was in the opener to the 1984 season when K-State lost at Vanderbilt, 26-14.

The rest of the 2007 non-conference schedule will have San Jose coming to Manhattan on Sept. 8 and Missouri State on Sept. 15.

"We're currently working with Missouri State to get a game they had scheduled with Sam Houston (on the 15th) rescheduled," Epps said.

The final non-Big 12 game will be against Fresno State and will be moved to the last game of the year on Nov. 24, in Fresno, Calif.

This lineup will allow K-State to have an open date prior to the start of Big 12 play at Texas on the final Saturday in September.

Epps said that the 2008 non-conference schedule had been set with K-State opening at home against Louisiana-Lafayette, followed by a home game with Fresno State. Also on the slate will be a road game at Louisville and a home date with North Texas.

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