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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Auburn to open 2015 season with Louisville

By Greg Ostendorf

Auburn is hoping for a fresh start this season under new head coach Gus Malzahn. Louisville will get a new start next season when it moves to the ACC. In 2015, the two schools will meet in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game to open the season, the schools announced Thursday.

The game will be held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sept. 5, 2015.

For Auburn, it will mark its second trip to the Georgia Dome to play in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff. The Tigers lost to Clemson last year, 26-19, which was the start to a disappointing season.

It will be Louisville’s first appearance in the game. Coming off a Big East title and a win over Florida in the Sugar Bowl last year, the Cardinals will likely match Auburn with name power.

“Louisville and Auburn represent two great football brands with incredible fan bases and a tradition of winning,” Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Bowl president and CEO, said in a statement. “The ACC vs. SEC is a tremendous rivalry that has proven to be a recipe for sellouts, high TV ratings and close, competitive games.”

Fore more on the 2015 game, click here.