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Kickoff time, TV network ready for Auburn’s 2022 home game against Penn State

Auburn’s non-conference game for the 2022 season is scheduled for an afternoon kickoff at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Auburn will host Penn State Sept. 17 on the Plains for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff on CBS, the channel announced Wednesday. The game will mark the first SEC broadcast on CBS of the season.

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The Penn State game is the first game on Auburn’s 2022 schedule to have an announced kickoff time and network television. The Tigers open the season Sept. 3 at home against Mercer, then host San Jose State in Week 2 before hosting Penn State at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

The Nittany Lions’ trip to the Plains will cap a back-and-forth streak between the two programs. Penn State hosted Auburn at Beaver Stadium last September in the Tigers’ first-ever trip to University Park, Penn. The Nittany Lions won that game, 28-20, in their annual White Out game.

This year’s game will mark the fourth all-time game between Auburn and Penn State, and it will be the first in the series played at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Penn State holds a 1-2 advantage in the all-time series, with the only two meetings before last season coming in bowl games – the 1996 Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla., and the Capital One 2003 Bowl in Orlando, Florida. .

Tom Green is a Beat Auburn reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Tomas_Verde.