Atlanta, GA, United States (4E Sports) – The Louisville Cardinals will clash with the Auburn Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta on Sept. 5, 2015 to open the 2015 season.
The Cardinals will be representing the ACC in the game after joining the conference in 2014.
Auburn is back for its second Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game appearance after facing Clemson in 2012.
“The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game has an outstanding tradition of putting together great match-ups, and facing Auburn in this type of event is great for our program and university,” said Louisville Head Coach Charlie Strong.
“History has proven that our fans will travel anywhere and I expect us to pack the Georgia Dome for this great event,” said Vice-President/Director of Athletics Tom Jurich.
Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Bowl president and CEO, saidnoted that the ACC vs. SEC is a tremendous rivalry that has proven to be a recipe for sellouts, high TV ratings and close, competitive games.
He also noted that Louisville and Auburn are great football brands with incredible fan bases and a tradition of winning.
Auburn and Louisville have met only once, in 1974. The Tigers defeated the Cardinals 16-3 at Legion Field in Birmingham.
Louisville has won three straight games against teams from the SEC going back to 2011, including a victory against Kentucky in each of the last two seasons and a 33-23 win over Florida in last year’s AllState Sugar Bowl.
Auburn is 33-9 all-time against teams from the ACC and holds a 4-1 record against the ACC in bowl games, including a 43-24 victory over Virginia in the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl.