Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Set For Home-And-Home Series With Auburn
Penn State and Auburn announced the first-ever regular season meeting for the two programs with the Nittany Lions set to host the Tigers in 2021 before heading to Jordan-Hare Stadium in 2022.
More specifically, the Tigers will visit Beaver Stadium on Sept. 18, 2021 and the Nittany Lions will travel to Jordan-Hare Stadium on Sept. 17, 2022. The teams have met twice before in bowl games, with Penn State picking up a 43-14 win in the 1996 Outback Bowl and Auburn earning a 13-9 victory in the 2003 Capital One Bowl.
Barbour also announced Penn State will host Buffalo on Sept. 7, 2019 and Ball State on Sept. 11, 2021. Penn State football's schedules are now complete through the 2019 season.
“We are thrilled to be adding Auburn to our future football schedules,” Barbour said in a statement. “This is a great intersectional match-up and there will be significant interest from alumni, fans and students of both schools to be a part of the electric atmospheres on both campuses. I am very appreciative of Jay Jacobs’ interest and efforts in making this home-and-home series a reality.”
“We are excited that our fans will be able to see Auburn, Pitt, West Virginia and Virginia Tech in Beaver Stadium in upcoming seasons, in addition to our challenging Big Ten schedule,” Barbour added. “We are also looking forward to hosting quality MAC opponents with Buffalo and Ball State in future seasons.”
The Auburn series is the fourth home-and-home clash set for Penn State's future schedules. Other home-and-home series include:
· Penn State begins a four-game home-and-home series with Pitt this year (2016-19), with the first game on Sept. 10 at Heinz Field. The Nittany Lions will host the Panthers in 2017 and 2019;
· In 2020 (away) and 2025 (home), Penn State and Virginia Tech will meet for the first time;
· In 2023 (home) and 2024 (away), Penn State and West Virginia will clash for the first time since 1992.