The Auburn Tigers have added the Alabama State Hornets to their 2018 football schedule, the school announced on Saturday.
Auburn will host Alabama State at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Nov. 17, 2018. The game will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
Auburn noted in their release today that the addition of Alabama State to their future schedule extends their “commitment to playing all current FCS schools in the state.”
The Tigers are slated to host Jacksonville State this season and Alabama A&M in 2016, both of which are in-state schools. Auburn previously hosted Samford in 2011 and 2014 and Alabama A&M in 2012.
Alabama State is a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) in the Football Championship Subdivision. The Hornets finished the 2014 season 7-5 overall and 5-4 in conference play.
“We are pleased to announce our future football matchup with Auburn,” ASU Interim Athletic Director Melvin Hines said. “The Alabama State football brand continues to grow and expand where we are able to schedule games of this magnitude. We look forward to the contest in 2018.”