The Auburn Tigers will face the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in 2018 and 2020, the two schools announced on Thursday.
Auburn will host Southern Miss at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Sept. 29, 2018 and again on Sept. 26, 2020.
“I’m excited to announce the renewal of our long series with Southern Miss,” Auburn Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs said in a statement. “I remember kicking off our 1983 SEC Championship season against the Golden Eagles. It’s fitting to announce these games one month before we each have a player enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Auburn’s Kevin Greene, and USM’s Brett Favre. I know Auburn people will enjoy welcoming the Golden Eagles back to Jordan-Hare in 2018 and 2020.”
Auburn and Southern Miss first met on the gridiron in 1946 and have squared off a total of 22 times. The Tigers have won the past three meetings and hold a 17-5 lead in the series.
Southern Miss is the second announced non-conference opponent for Auburn for 2018 and first for 2020. The Tigers are also slated to host Alabama State on Nov. 17, 2018.
The Golden Eagles now have three non-conference games scheduled for 2018 and two for 2020. Southern Miss is also scheduled to host ULM and travel to Appalachian State in 2018 and host South Alabama in 2020.
Southern Miss also announced today the addition of the Southern Jaguars to their 2017 football schedule. USM will host Southern at M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg on Sept, 9, 2017.