AUBURN--Auburn has accepted an invitation to represent the Southeastern Conference in the 34th annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, announced Auburn athletic director David Housel, Sunday. The Tigers will face Atlantic Coast Conference representative North Carolina.
The game will be played on Monday, Dec,.31 at 7:30 p.m. ET at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta and will be televised nationally on ESPN. It will be Auburn's third Peach Bowl appearance and first since 1997.
''This is a tremendous step forward for our program,'' Auburn athletic director David Housel said. ''Winning our second divisional championship and going to the Peach Bowl is a great statement for what Coach Tuberville and our team has accomplished in the last three years. We look forward to going to Atlanta. The people in the tourism and service industries have gone out of their way to make us and all Auburn people feel welcome there.''
Auburn concluded the regular season with a 7-4 record and was SEC Co-Western Division Champions after posting a 5-3 mark in conference play. North Carolina was 7-5 on season and finished 5-3 in the ACC.
''We're extremely excited to be playing in the Peach Bowl,'' Head coach Tommy Tuberville said. ''The Peach Bowl has a great tradition and I know our players and fans will enjoy being in Atlanta. We're looking forward to the challenge of facing North Carolina in the Dome on New Year's Eve.''
Auburn is undefeated in two previous Peach Bowl appearances. The Tigers defeated Indiana, 27-23, in 1990, and beat Clemson, 21-17, in 1997.
(Article by Peach Bowl Media)
Tommy Tuberville's Tigers have lost three of their last four games.
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Damon Duval celebrates after hitting a 42-yard field goal to upset Florida 23-20 on Oct. 13.
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Tim Carter dropped this pass in Auburn's 42-17 loss at Arkansas on Oct. 27, but he lead the Tigers with 35 receptions and 570 yards (16.3 yds/game)