For the first time in its illustrious football history Auburn has scheduled a Big Ten opponent in the regular season. On Monday, the Tigers and Penn State announced an upcoming home-and-home series.

Auburn will travel to State College, Pa., to face Penn State in Beaver Stadium on Sept. 18, 2021, before playing host to the Nittany Lions in Jordan-Hare Stadium on Sept. 17, 2022.

"This is another great opportunity for our players and fans to be part of something special," Auburn AD Jay Jacobs said. "Bringing together elite programs rich in tradition is what college football is all about. We look forward to this home-and-home series with Penn State."

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Auburn and Penn State have split two previous meetings. The Tigers beat the Nittany Lions in the 2003 Capital One Bowl, in Orlando, 13-9, in the last meeting between the two programs. PSU beat Auburn 43-14 in the 1996 Outback Bowl in the first encounter.

Here's hoping this will lead to more home-and-home series between tradition-rich Power 5 programs.