Auburn’s Three Toughest Football Matches of 2022




A team that may have some issues with depth on both sides of the ball in key positions in 2022, the Auburn Tigers will face a schedule that includes seven consecutive season-opening games before head coach Brian Harsin’s side have a farewell week.

The last three games of that seven-game streak are likely to prove to lead to Auburn’s season with LSU at Jordan Hare on October 1, the last five in a row at home, before the overland trips to Georgia and Ole are over. Mays. The feral first half of tigers.

Last season, Auburn won in Baton Rouge for the first time since 1999 as the Bo Knicks led the Bo Knics quarterback for 75 and 92 yards late in the game that proved to be the difference.

The Knicks are gone and how the new quarterback for Auburn early in the season would be a big deal as Auburn takes the meat off the table with games against Penn State and Missouri leading up to the LSU contest.

While Auburn has to replace the Knicks and a handful of others on both sides of the ball, LSU has sweeping changes from last season starting with Brian Kelly from Notre Dame to take over a nearly completely revamped roster.

After losing 10 players to the NFL and starting quarterback Max Johnson to Texas A&M, LSU opened the season against Florida State in New Orleans and has Mississippi State at home in week three as the only real challenge before making the trip to the Plains.

With their own quarterback battle to deal with, the Bengal Tigers will have a very different look than the team Auburn witnessed last season as they face off in a match that will be huge for both teams.

One week later, the Tigers will have to travel to what has become the home of football terrors in Auburn, Sanford Stadium in Georgia. The Tigers lost seven straight games to Georgia between the fence in just two of those games with less than 17 points.

Speaking of losses, Georgia had a record 15 players taken in the NFL draft and should replace a boatload of talent, but the Bulldogs recruited well and linebacker Stetson Bennett returned to run the show.

The only two games on Georgia soil before Auburn arrived in town were against Samford and Kent State with the Bulldogs opening against Oregon in Atlanta before road trips to South Carolina and Missouri in the first five weeks. If they can take care of business, it will be from a tough environment when Auburn heads into town for the SEC’s home opening on October 8th.

Wrapping up the Tigers’ hat-trick is a trip to Oxford, Mississippi to take on another revamped Ole Miss team after a 31-20 home win last season. After losing left-back Matt Corral and backs Jerion Eli and Snoop Conner along with passing forward Sam Williams, Lane-Kevin hit the transfer gate hard in the off-season and brought in more than a dozen players that the Ole Miss will rely on right away.

Two of the biggest players are USC quarterback Jackson Dart and fellow Trojans, Michael Trigg. Playing in six games last season as a true freshman, Dart threw for 1,353 yards and nine touchdowns. He is vying with returnee Luke Atlmayer for the primary position.

Trigg also played in six games last season, only getting seven assists for 109 yards and one touchdown, but he had a huge spring for the Rebels. Trigg, from Tampa, Florida, is big and athletic and would be a tough game outside.

Auburn is looking to win its fifth game in a row at Vaught-Hemingway when the two teams clash on October 15. With a farewell week before hosting Arkansas, the Tigers will play seven straight weeks as they pack up against the Rebels. This is not easy, even with the deepest difference.

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