Auburn Football Schedule 2017: Ranking Toughest Games, Stretch

    A look at the Auburn football schedule for the 2017 season, including the toughest games, toughest stretch and potential trap game.

    September 23, 2016


    A look at the Auburn football schedule for the 2017 season, including the toughest games, toughest stretch and potential trap game.


    The Auburn football schedule for 2017 has been released, and it includes a tough three-game road trip that will make or break the Tigers’ season.

    After opening with a tough Georgia Southern team in Jordan-Hare, the Tigers will travel to battle Clemson in a rematch of the 2016 season opener.

    A breather against Mercer in the third week will get Auburn ready for SEC play as they travel to Columbia, Missouri for the first time in program history and then host Mississippi State and Ole Miss back-to-back on The Plains.

    The Tigers will then become familiar with the road as they travel to LSU, Arkansas, have a bye week and then go to College Station to play Texas A&M before ending the season at home with Georgia, Louisiana-Monroe, and bitter rival Alabama.

    Looking far ahead, there could be as many as seven teams ranked on the Tigers’ schedule entering the season – Clemson, Ole Miss, LSU, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Georgia, and Alabama.

    2017 Auburn Football Schedule

    Sept. 2 – Georgia Southern
    Sept. 9 – at Clemson
    Sept. 16 – Mercer
    Sept. 23 – at Missouri
    Sept. 30 – Mississippi State
    Oct. 7 – Ole Miss
    Oct. 14 – at LSU
    Oct. 21 – at Arkansas
    Oct. 28 – BYE
    Nov. 4 – at Texas A&M
    Nov. 11 – Georgia
    Nov. 18 – Louisiana-Monroe
    Nov. 25 – Alabama

    Toughest Stretch

    Playing three games on the road would be tough for any team, but add in the environments that will greet the Tigers in Baton Rouge, Fayetteville, and College Station and it becomes more daunting.

    Three Toughest Games

    1. vs. Alabama (Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL)

    Since Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa, the Tigers are 3-6 against the Crimson Tide. This game is always hard-fought with bragging rights on the line. Will Auburn protect its home field?

    2. at LSU (Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA)

    Not since 1999 has Auburn defeated the Bayou Bengals in Baton Rouge.

    3. at Clemson (Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC)

    Auburn has dropped the last three meetings between the two Tigers, including the 2011 meeting in Death Valley.

    Trap Game

    vs. Georgia Southern

    All the offseason hype will be on the Tigers’ trip to Clemson. How will Auburn focus on a strong Georgia Southern team that pounds the ball right at you for 60 minutes? They better not get caught looking ahead.

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