No. 21 Houston faces SEC’s Auburn in Birmingham Bowl


Auburn running back Tank Bigsby (4) carries the ball against Alabama during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

(AP) — No. 21 Houston will face Auburn in the Birmingham Bowl, a couple of hours from the Tigers’ campus.

The Cougars had won 11 straight games before falling to playoff-bound Cincinnati in the American Athletic Conference championship game. The Tigers are 6-6 after dropping their last four regular-season games. But they did take No. 1 Alabama into four overtimes before falling 24-22.

The game is Dec. 28 at the new Protective Stadium.

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