Here’s the 2018 Auburn football schedule.
2018 Auburn Football Schedule
Sept. 1: vs. Washington (in Atlanta)
Sept. 8: vs. Alabama State
Sept. 15: vs. LSU
Sept. 22: vs. Arkansas
Sept. 29: vs. Southern Miss (HC)
Oct. 6: at Mississippi State
Oct. 13: vs. Tennessee
Oct. 20: at Ole Miss
Nov. 3: vs. Texas A&M
Nov. 10: at Georgia
Nov. 17: vs. Liberty
Nov. 24: at Alabama
Homecoming will be the Southern Miss game on September 29.
The 2018 A-Day game will be on April 7.
The 2018 Auburn football schedule breaks down into three stages:
- The Homestead Hoedown
- The Mississippi Roadhouse
- Amen Corner
Let’s take a closer look.
1. The Homestand Hoedown
Washington – Southern Mississippi (U-S-M!)
No, the opener isn’t at Jordan-Hare, but it’s closer to home for us than for the Huskies. And it’s also our third straight game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. I really wish they’d open and close the roof continually the whole game.
All of these teams come to us from the west. You know what they have out west?
Cowboys allow us to have beef for dinner. The music from the Beef: It’s What’s for Dinner commercials was Aaron Copland’s Hoe-down.
If we can play as well at home in the opening weeks of 2018 as we did the closing weeks of 2017, we’ll make sweet music; indeed—until the cows come home.
2. Mississippi Roadhouse
Mississippi State – Texas A&M
Two games in Mississippi; two on the road, and two at our house. I really gotta stop giving these things away.
The first three teams in this stretch will be down. We have to make sure we don’t sink to their level.
People like to talk about Auburn losing our identity. Maybe lots of folks say that about lots of teams. I don’t know.
I know we better be ready when we get the chance to punish Jimbo Fisher. He may or may not have a good team, but he’ll know who he is; so we better know who we are too.
3. Amen Corner
Georgia – Alabama
There is no renaming the final turn, even if the apex is Liberty.
“This could be trouble, Jerry.” pic.twitter.com/lZFJKmIz3Y
— Josh (@heartofauburn) January 25, 2018
Georgia and Alabama—two teams that played for the committee plus-one championship; two teams who would’ve had perfect regular seasons had they not ventured onto the rolling plain of Dixie.
They’ll both get a chance to return the favor.
Am I saying Auburn will be undefeated when we go to Athens, and still undefeated when we visit Tuscaloosa?
You know where I stand on this question by now. You also know that every now and then Auburn wins every game. It isn’t easy to do. That’s why no SEC team has gone undefeated since Auburn in 2010.
In 2018, Auburn will have something we’ve never had in 125 years of playing tackle football—a 3,000-yard passer returning at quarterback.
We put a lot of hope on Jarrett Stidham’s shoulders last season. He played well enough for Auburn to win 10 games, and that was after taking a year off. On the two biggest days of the 2017 regular season, he played well enough for Auburn to be the best team in the country.
Can we maintain that level into the post-season in 2018? That’s the $49 million question.
Stay tuned. War Eagle!