Two of the premier programs in college football have reached an agreement on a home-and-home series as the Auburn Tigers and the Clemson Tigers will be squaring off against one another, according to a report from Brandon Marcello at AL.com.
The slate will begin in 2016 when Clemson will travel down to SEC country and Jordan-Hare Stadium to take on Auburn, and Auburn will return the favor in 2017 by making the trip up north to Death Valley.
These two programs have met a total of 49 times throughout history, with Auburn firmly in control at 34-13-2. However, Clemson has taken the last two games in the series, with the last one being back in 2012 to kick off the season in the Chick-fil-A Classic. Dabo Swinney and his crew took that one by a final score of 26-19 in the Georgia Dome.
It’s always a treat to see two of the more powerful teams in college football get together for an amazing out-of-conference showdown like this. But what might be even better is that we know that we’re going to be able to see it take place soon, as opposed to having to wait 10 years or so like some of the other home-and-homes that are announced.