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Confirmed: Auburn-Louisville in ’15 Chick-fil-A opener


Rumored to be in the works for months, the teams that will fill out what’s fast becoming a highly-anticipated season-opening tradition have officially been identified.

It was announced Thursday afternoon that, as speculated, Louisville will face Auburn in the 2015 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.  The game, which will mark the eighth year of the kickoff game, will be played Saturday, Sept. 5, in the Georgia Dome.

Auburn has previously appeared in a Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, a 26-19 loss to Clemson in 2012.

That 2015 Cardinals-Tigers game will mark just the second meeting between the two football programs, with the first coming in 1974 (16-3, AU).

“The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game has an outstanding tradition of putting together great match-ups, and facing Auburn in this type of event is great for our program and university,” UofL head coach Charlie Strong said in a statement. “We look forward to opening the 2015 season against a great SEC opponent like Auburn. I’m very excited for our fans that will get the opportunity to be a part of a great game and an exciting atmosphere. The exposure our football players and our program will get from a match-up like this is tremendous as we continue to build this program, and it is going to be a great experience for our fans.”

This year’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game will pit Alabama against Virginia Tech.

Next year’s slate will, like 2012, feature two kickoff games: Ole Miss-Boise State, Alabama-West Virginia.

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3 Responses to “Confirmed: Auburn-Louisville in ’15 Chick-fil-A opener”
  1. southernpatriots says: Aug 29, 2013 4:20 PM

    Auburn is rebuilding and by that time could have a very competitive team. Louisville has a competitive team.

    Congratulations to the new Chick fil-A Kickoff Game and to Auburn and Louisville!

  2. normtide says: Aug 29, 2013 7:11 PM

    This could be an awesome game. I expect Auburn to be fully back by next season (they will surprise since this season). Looking forward to it.

  3. afrancis55 says: Aug 29, 2013 7:15 PM

    This has the makings for a fantastic matchup

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