Auburn will play a future home-and-home series with Penn State, Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs announced on Monday.
The Tigers will travel to State College, Pa., on Sept. 18, 2021, and host the Nittany Lions on Sept. 17, 2022.
“This is another great opportunity for our players and fans to be part of something special,” Jacobs said in a press release. “Bringing together elite programs rich in tradition is what college football is all about. We look forward to this home-and-home series with Penn State.”
Auburn holds a 1-1 all-time record against Penn State, with the last matchup coming in the 2003 Capital One Bowl. The Tigers won the contest, 13-9, in Orlando.
This will mark the first time Auburn has played a Big Ten opponent during the regular season.
Penn State is headed by former Vanderbilt coach James Franklin. The Nittany Lions are coming off a 7-6 (4-4 Big Ten) record last season, and lost their only SEC matchup against Georgia, 24-17, in the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl.
UPDATE: Auburn had previously been scheduled to travel to Cal on Sept. 18, 2021. That game has been moved back to Sept. 9, 2023. The Tigers will host the Golden Bears on Sept. 7, 2024 in the final installment of the home-and-home series.