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Bears announce home and home series with Auburn

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Posted at 9:13 PM, Aug 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-16 22:13:29-04

Baylor football will face Auburn in 2025 and 2026 following the signing of a two-year game contract, Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades, IV, announced Thursday.

“We are excited to announce a home-and-home series with Auburn,” Rhoades said. “This is an exciting opportunity for our student-athletes to compete against a tradition-rich Power 5 opponent and for our fans to enjoy games against a top out-of-conference team.

“One of our goals is to provide a challenging schedule each and every season. Non-conference games like these, in addition to the Big 12’s true round-robin conference schedule, will help us continue to put our teams in position to compete for championships.”

The Bears will welcome Southeastern Conference member Auburn to McLane Stadium on August 30, 2025, to open the season and begin the home-and-home agreement. The following season, the series will continue at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. on Sept. 5, 2026.

The two programs have met four times with Baylor holding a 2-1-1 advantage all-time. The most recent meeting was a 15-14 Baylor victory in 1976. The first-ever matchup came in the 1954 Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.

The series with Auburn joins previously announced notable home-and-home dates with BYU (2021-22) and Utah (2023-24).

Additionally, Baylor has finalized dates for three upcoming games with Texas State. Baylor will travel to San Marcos on Sept. 4, 2021, before hosting the Bobcats on Sept. 17, 2022, and Sept. 2, 2023.

Baylor opens the 2018 season against Abilene Christian Sept. 1 at McLane Stadium. Season tickets and mini-plans can be purchased by contacting the Baylor Ticket Office at 254-710-1000 or online at www.BaylorBears.com/BThere/.

FUTURE BAYLOR SCHEDULES

2019

Aug. 31           STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

Sept. 7            UTSA

Sept. 21           at?Rice

2020

Sept. 12          LOUISIANA TECH

Sept. 19          INCARNATE WORD

2021

Sept. 4             at Texas State

Oct. 16            BYU

2022

Sept. 3            LOUISIANA TECH

Sept. 10           at BYU

Sept. 17          TEXAS STATE

2023

Sept. 2            TEXAS STATE

Sept. 9            UTAH

Sept. 16           at Louisiana Tech

2024

Sept. 14           at Utah

2025

Aug. 30           AUBURN

2026

Sept. 5             at Auburn