Auburn finalizes 2014 SEC schedule; Tigers to open season at home against Razorbacks

The Auburn football team will open the 2014 season at home against Arkansas. (Photo courtesy of Todd Van Emst)

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn will open the 2014 season against Arkansas and visit Kansas State.

The Tigers face the Razorbacks on Aug. 30 in their first opening game against a Southeastern Conference team since a 46-13 win over Mississippi in 1995. Auburn released the schedule on Wednesday.

The season includes a Sept. 20 visit to Kansas State, the first since 1978.

Auburn's rotating SEC East opponent is South Carolina on Oct. 25 at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Tigers swept the regular season and SEC championship game meetings during the 2010 national title season.

The Tigers' other nonconference opponents include San Jose State (Sept. 6), Louisiana Tech (Sept. 27) and Samford (Nov. 22) before closing against Alabama.

Below is the dates, opponents and locations on the 2014 Auburn football schedule. Home games are in bold.

2014 Schedule DateOpponentLocation8/30ArkansasAuburn, Ala.09/06San Jose St.Auburn, Ala.09/13BYE{}09/20at Kansas St.Manhattan, Kan.09/27La. TechAuburn, Ala.10/04LSUAuburn, Ala.10/11at Miss. StateStarkville, Miss.10/18BYE{}10/25South CarolinaAuburn, Ala.11/01at Ole MissOxford, Miss.11/08Texas A&MAuburn, Ala.11/15at GeorgiaAthens, Ga.11/22SamfordAuburn, Ala.11/29at AlabamaTuscaloosa, Ala.