Penn State has announced its first-ever regular-season football meetings with Auburn, set for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.
The Tigers will visit Beaver Stadium on Sept. 18, 2021, and the Nittany Lions will travel to Jordan-Hare Stadium on Sept. 17, 2022. The teams have met twice before in bowl games, with Penn State posting a 43-14 win in the 1996 Outback Bowl and Auburn earning a 13-9 victory in the 2003 Capital One Bowl.
PSU also announced that the Nittany Lions will host Buffalo on Sept. 7, 2019, and Ball State on Sept. 11, 2021. The Nittany Lions and Bulls will be meeting for the fourth time, while Penn State and Ball State will be playing for the first time. The Nittany Lions’ football schedules are complete through the 2019 season.
The Auburn contest is just one of several attractive non-league clashes in upcoming years.
Penn State begins a four-game home-and-home series with Pitt this year (2016-19), with the first game on Sept. 10 at Heinz Field. The Nittany Lions will host the Panthers in 2017 and 2019.
In 2020 (away) and 2025 (home), Penn State and Virginia Tech will meet for the first time.
In 2023 (home) and 2024 (away), Penn State and West Virginia will clash for the first time since 1992.
Penn State is 23-22-0 all-time against current Southeastern Conference schools. Penn State has a 23-3 all-time mark against current Mid-American Conference members.