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Michael Niziolek

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Auburn linebacker Justin Garrett returns Louisville fumble for a touchdown during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Auburn linebacker Justin Garrett returns Louisville fumble for a touchdown during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

The 2015 season gets underway Saturday at 3:30 p.m. for Auburn when it takes on Louisville at the Georgia Dome in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.

It’s the Tigers second appearance in the annual event that dates back to 2008.

Auburn lost to Clemson 26-19 in front of a Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game record 75,211 fans. The loss also marks the last time the Tigers lost to a non-conference opponent.

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FOURTH QUARTER

Auburn 31, Louisville 10 (10:04): Ricardo Louis scored his second touchdown of the game, this one on a 7-yard run to put the Tigers up three touchdowns. Peyton Barber crossed the 100-yard mark during the drive, as the offense settled down following the turnover on its last drive.

THIRD QUARTER

Auburn 24, Louisville 10 (1:21): Auburn quarterback's Jeremy Johnson's third interception of the game gave Louisville strong field position at the Tigers' 36-yard line. Louisville kept the ball on the ground with quarterback Lamar Jackson getting the Cardinals first touchdown of the 2015 season on a 10-yard run.

Auburn 24, Louisville 3 (7:07): Louisville's Jonathan Wallace hit a 43-yard field goal to breakup Auburn's shutout. The Cardinals completed only one pass on the drive, for 4-yards, but Brandon Radcliff ran it for 22-yards and quarterback Lamar Jackson ran it three times for 21 yards to get into field goal range.

Auburn 24, Louisville 0 (11:21): Auburn running back Peyton Barber carried the offense down the field to open the second half with five carries for 30 yards. Quarterback Jeremy Johnson put the exclamation point on the drive with a 33-yard touchdown pass to Ricardo Louis.

SECOND QUARTER

Auburn 17, Louisville 0 (0:34): Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson set a new Chick-fil-A Kickoff game record with a 56-yard field goal. The Tigers had a lengthy 12-play drive stall in Louisville territory thanks in part to a holding penalty. Coach Gus Malzahn sent Carlson in for the third longest field goal program history.

Auburn 14, Louisville 0 (6:54): Justin Garrett continued the strong first half for Auburn's defense by returning a fumble 80-plus yards for a touchdown. Montravius Adams reached the backfield before Reggie Bonnafon had a chance to handoff to his running back. The ball was knocked loss, and Garrett didn't skip a beat. The Tigers' starting linebacker scooped, and beat everyone down field.

Auburn 7, Louisville 0 (9:29): Auburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson attempted a pass deep down field into triple coverage, and was picked off by Josh Harvey-Clemons for a second time. The defensive back read it perfectly, and grabbed it out of the air for his second interception of the first half.

FIRST QUARTER

Auburn 7, Louisville 0 (1:00): Auburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson made his first major error of the season in the closing minutes of the quarter. He threw a ball right to Louisville defensive back Josh Harvey-Clemons trying to convert a third-and-12.

Auburn 7, Louisville 0 (7:18): Louisville quarterback Reggie Bonnafon settled down after the early mistake, completing four straight passes to get the Cardinals inside the 10-yard line. A pair of false start penalties put the offense in a third-and-19 to set up a 36-yard field goal attempt from John Wallace. He hooked the attempt wide right in front of the Tigers' marching band.

Auburn 7, Louisville 0 (12:49): Auburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson marches the offense quickly down the field. He scores from 1-yard out on a keeper to cap off five-play, 26-yard drive. He completed a 11-yard pass to Duke Williams down to the 1-yard line.

Auburn 0, Louisville 0 (14:41): First play couldn't have gone any better for Auburn's defense. Louisville won the toss, and elected to receive. The Cardinals quarterback Reggie Bonnafon had immediate pressure from Carl Lawson on the first play from scrimmage. Bonnafon tried to get rid of the ball going out of bounds, but threw across his body right into the hands of safety Tray Matthews. It was the Georgia transfer's first play after having to sit a year due to the NCAA's transfer rules.

Michael Niziolek covers Auburn football for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Email him at mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com or follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+

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