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    Football. 2013 SEC Football Dates Announced

    Oct. 18, 2012

    AUBURN - In 2013, Auburn will play home football games against Southeastern Conference opponents Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Georgia and Alabama, as part of its eight-game league schedule the league office announced Thursday.

    The 2013 schedule is considered a "bridge" schedule and not based on any other previous or future scheduling formats. The SEC Athletics Directors will convene in Spring 2013 to begin formulating schedules for the 2014 season and beyond.

    The Tigers' 2013 SEC opener will be at Jordan-Hare Stadium September 14 against Mississippi State. Auburn will host Ole Miss on October 5 and Georgia on November 16, before closing the regular season against Alabama on November 30.

    Auburn will go on the road to face conference opponents LSU (September 21), Texas A&M (October 19), Arkansas (November 2) and Tennessee (November 9).

    The non-conference portion of Auburn's 2013 schedule will be announced in the near future.

    Auburn will not face the following league opponents in 2013: Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina and Vanderbilt.

    The 2013 SEC Championship Game is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

    The complete SEC schedule release:

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Oct. 18, 2012) - The Southeastern Conference has announced its 14-team conference game schedule for the 2013 season. SEC games are scheduled for each week of the regular season. Each SEC institution will release its own complete 12-game schedule. The schedule is subject to change based on television selections.

    The first conference game of the 2013 season will be during the first weekend of the regular season when Ole Miss visits Nashville to take on Vanderbilt.

    The 2013 schedule is considered a "bridge" schedule and not based on any other previous or future scheduling formats. The SEC Athletics Directors will convene in Spring 2013 to begin formulating schedules for the 2014 season and beyond.


     

     

    "As we began working on the 2013 football schedule, it became apparent that the conference would need another year of the `bridge' schedule to make everything work," said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. "I appreciate the SEC transition team and our athletics directors, who came together to put this schedule in place. We look forward to starting with our new scheduling rotation in 2014."

    The eight-game conference schedule consists of six games played inside the division and two games against teams from the opposite division. The cross-divisional common opponents that were previously announced by the conference will not take place until 2014.

    In order to maintain a balanced schedule for the 2014 season and beyond, there are three games that will have repeat hosts from the 2012 schedule. Those games are Ole Miss at Alabama, Texas A&M at Ole Miss and Georgia at Auburn.

    The 2013 schedule has 14 playing weekends which provides for two open dates for each institution.

    2013 SEC Football Schedule (Conference Games Only) Week-by-Week

    Aug. 31

    Ole Miss at Vanderbilt

     

    Sept. 7

    South Carolina at Georgia

     

    Sept. 14

    Alabama at Texas A&M

    Mississippi State at Auburn

    Vanderbilt at South Carolina

     

    Sept. 21

    Auburn at LSU

    Tennessee at Florida

     

    Sept. 28

    Ole Miss at Alabama

    Texas A&M at Arkansas

    Florida at Kentucky

    LSU at Georgia

     

    Oct. 5

    Arkansas at Florida

    Ole Miss at Auburn

    Georgia at Tennessee

    Kentucky at South Carolina

    LSU at Mississippi State

    Missouri at Vanderbilt

     

    Oct. 12

    Alabama at Kentucky

    South Carolina at Arkansas

    Florida at LSU

    Missouri at Georgia

    Texas A&M at Ole Miss

     

    Oct. 19

    Arkansas at Alabama

    Auburn at Texas A&M

    Florida at Missouri

    Georgia at Vanderbilt

    South Carolina at Tennessee

    LSU at Ole Miss

     

    Oct. 26

    Tennessee at Alabama

    Kentucky at Mississippi State

    South Carolina at Missouri

    Vanderbilt at Texas A&M

     

    Nov. 2

    Auburn at Arkansas

    Georgia vs. Florida (Jacksonville)

    Mississippi State at South Carolina

    Tennessee at Missouri

     

    Nov. 9

    LSU at Alabama

    Arkansas at Ole Miss

    Auburn at Tennessee

    Vanderbilt at Florida

    Missouri at Kentucky

    Mississippi State at Texas A&M

     

    Nov. 16

    Alabama at Mississippi State

    Georgia at Auburn

    Florida at South Carolina

    Kentucky at Vanderbilt

     

    Nov. 23

    Mississippi State at Arkansas

    Kentucky at Georgia

    Texas A&M at LSU

    Missouri at Ole Miss

    Vanderbilt at Tennessee

     

    Nov. 30

    Alabama at Auburn

    Arkansas at LSU

    Tennessee at Kentucky

    Ole Miss at Mississippi State

    Texas A&M at Missouri

    * - Saturday dates listed / Subject to change based on television selections