The SEC announced 2018 football schedules on Tuesday, and Auburn will have a unique start next season.
Auburn will begin the year at the Chick-Fil-A-Classic for the second time in the school's history, as Auburn will take on the Washington Huskies, who enter the fray at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the first time.
After the home-opener vs. Alabama State, the Tigers will play LSU on Sept. 15, the earliest the two teams have played in its history.
The Tigers will play back-to-back home games vs. Arkansas and Southern Miss before hitting the road for their first true road game at Mississippi State on Oct. 6.
Auburn will renew its rivalry vs. Tennessee for the first time since 2013, sandwiched between road match-ups at Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
The Tigers will have their bye week prior to the final home SEC game vs. Texas A&M.
The schedule closes with road tilts at Georgia and Alabama, with Liberty splitting up the annual rivalry games.
Sept.1 vs. Washington - Atlanta, Ga.
Sept. 8 vs. Alabama State - Auburn, Ala.
Sept. 15 vs. LSU - Auburn, Ala.
Sept. 22 vs. Arkansas - Auburn, Ala.
Sept. 29 vs. Southern Mississippi - Auburn, Ala.
Oct. 6 at Mississippi State - Starkville, Miss.
Oct. 13 vs. Tennessee - Auburn, Ala.
Oct. 20 at Ole Miss - Oxford, Miss.
Oct. 27 OPEN
Nov. 3 vs. Texas A&M - Auburn, Ala.
Nov. 10 at Georgia - Athens, Ga.
Nov. 17 vs. Liberty - Auburn, Ala.
Nov. 24 at Alabama - Tuscaloosa, Ala.