|Auburn Tigers football|
|Athletic director||Allen Greene|
|Head coach|| Bryan Harsin |
1st season, 0–0 (–)
|Stadium|| Jordan–Hare Stadium |
|Field||Pat Dye Field|
|NCAA division||Division I FBS|
|Past conferences||Independent (1892–1894)|
|All-time record||782–450–47 (.630)|
|Bowl record||24–19–2 (.556)|
|Claimed national titles||2 (1957, 2010)|
|Unclaimed national titles||3 (1913, 1983, 1993)|
|Conference titles||16 (8 SEC, 7 SIAA, 1 Southern)|
|Rivalries|| Alabama (rivalry)|
Georgia Tech (rivalry)
Ole Miss (rivalry)
|Colors||Burnt orange and navy blue |
|Fight song||War Eagle|
|Mascot||Aubie the Tiger|
|Marching band||Auburn University Marching Band|
The Auburn Tigers football program represents Auburn University in the sport of American college football. Auburn competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).
Auburn officially began competing in intercollegiate football in 1892. The Tigers joined the Southeastern Conference in 1932 as one of the inaugural members of the conference and the Tigers began competing in the West Division when the conference divided in 1992. Auburn has achieved 12 undefeated seasons, won 16 conference championships, along with 10 divisional championships. The Tigers have made 44 post season bowl appearances, including 12 historically major bowl berths.
The Tigers have produced three Heisman Trophy winners: quarterback Pat Sullivan in 1971, running back Bo Jackson in 1985, and quarterback Cam Newton in 2010. Auburn has also produced 29consensus All-American players. The College Football Hall of Fame has inducted a total of 12 individuals from Auburn, including eight student-athletes and four head coaches: John Heisman, Mike Donahue, Ralph Jordan, and Pat Dye. Jordan, who coached from 1951 to 1975, led Auburn to its first national championship and won a total of 176 games, the most by any Auburn coach.
Auburn's home stadium is Jordan–Hare Stadium, which opened in 1939 and becomes Alabama's fifth largest city on gamedays with a capacity of 87,451. Auburn's arch rival is in-state foe Alabama. The Tigers and Crimson Tide meet annually in the Iron Bowl, one of the biggest rivalries in all of sports.
In November 2020, former coach Tommy Tuberville was elected to the US Senate from Alabama.
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In terms of winning percentage, Auburn ranks as the 15th most successful team of all time (1869-2019) with a 63.052% win rate.
The College Football Research Center lists Auburn as the 14th best college football program in history,with eight Auburn squads listed in Billingsley's Top 200 Teams of All Time (1869–2010). The Bleacher Report placed Auburn as the 18th best program of all time in their power rankings conducted after the 2010 season. In 2013, College Football Data Warehouse, a website dedicated to the historical data of college football, listed Auburn 13th all-time. After the 2008 season, ESPN ranked Auburn the 21st most prestigious program in history. Additional noteworthy outlets to rank Auburn in the top 25 all time were College Football News, who put the Tigers at 13th all time after the 2018 season, and the Associated Press, who ranked Auburn 15th all time after the 2017 season.
The Associated Press poll statistics show Auburn with the 11th best national record of being ranked in the final AP Polland 14th overall (ranked 503 times out of 1058 polls since the poll began in 1936), with an average ranking of 11.2. Since the Coaches Poll first released a final poll in 1950, Auburn has 26 seasons where the team finished ranked in the top 20 in both the AP and Coaches Polls.
Auburn has also had success against teams ranked number one in the nation. The Tigers have beaten seven teams ranked number one in either the AP, Coaches, Bowl Championship Series (BCS), or College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings. The BCS was created in 1998 to guarantee bowl game matchups between the top teams, including a national championship game between the two top-ranked teams. The BCS was discontinued in 2014 and replaced by the CFP, which organizes a four-team playoff and national championship game.
Auburn has been both independent and affiliated with three conferences. 184:
Five Auburn teams have been awarded a national championship from NCAA-designated major selectors—1913, 1957, 1983, 1993, and 2010. 111–115 The 1957 and 2010 championships are consensus national championships :120 and claimed by the university.:
|1913||Mike Donahue||Billingsley MOV||8–0|
|1957||Ralph Jordan||Associated Press, Billingsley, Football Research, Helms, National Championship Foundation, Poling, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess), Williamson||10–0|
|1983||Pat Dye||Billingsley, FACT, Football Research, The New York Times , Sagarin (ELO-Chess)||11–1|
|1993†||Terry Bowden||National Championship Foundation||11–0|
|2010||Gene Chizik||Anderson & Hester, AP, Bowl Championship Series, Berryman, Billingsley, College Football Researchers Association, Colley, Congrove, Dunkel, Football Writers Association, FWAA-NFF Grantland Rice Super 16, Massey, National Football Foundation, Sagarin, USA Today , Wolfe||14–0|
† Ineligible for the SEC Championship Game and postseason bowl game.
The 1913 team was coached by Mike Donahue and was undefeated at 8–0, outscoring opponents 224–13. Auburn, led by senior captain Kirk Newell, finished as SIAA champions for the first time in school history. Newell, also a member of the Upsilon Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha, went on to be a World War I hero and member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.The Tigers were awarded a national title by the Billingsley Report under their Billingsley MOV (margin of victory) formula, one of two formulas used by Billingsley.
The 1957 Auburn Tigers, led by coach Ralph "Shug" Jordan, finished with a perfect 10–0 record, marking the school's first ever SEC championship. Auburn was recognized as national champions by the AP Poll even though they were on probation and did not participate in a bowl game. This was the school's first recognized national championship. The 1957 title is shared with Ohio State, who was named the national champion by the Coaches' Poll. This was the first of only two times in the history of the AP championship that it was awarded to a team on probation not allowed to participate in a bowl game (it would occur again in 1974 with Oklahoma).
The 1983 Auburn Tigers, led by head coach Pat Dye and running back Bo Jackson, finished 11–1 after playing the nation's toughest schedule. Their only loss came against No. 3 Texas, who defeated the Tigers, 20–7. Auburn went on to defeat No. 8 Michigan, 9–7, in the Sugar Bowl. Despite entering the bowl games ranked third in both major polls, and with both teams ranked higher losing their bowl games, the Tigers ended ranked third in the final AP poll. The New York Times ranked Auburn number one at the conclusion of the season, but several other retroactive polling found Auburn at number one, including the Billingsley Report. The universally recognized national champions for 1983 are the Miami Hurricanes.
Head coach Terry Bowden led the 1993 team to a perfect season in his first year on the Plains. The Tigers were the only undefeated team in major college football, however were banned from playing on television or post-season games due to NCAA violations. Rival Alabama was sent to the SEC Championship Game as the substitute representative of the Western Division. Auburn finished ranked fourth in the nation by the Associated Press. However, Auburn was on NCAA probation in 1993 and ineligible for post season play.
The Tigers, led by second year head coach Gene Chizik, completed a 12–0 regular season record and defeated South Carolina in the 2010 SEC Championship Game. On October 24, 2010, Auburn was ranked first in the BCS polls for the first time in school history. On January 10, 2011, Auburn defeated Oregon in the BCS National Championship Game in Glendale, Arizona, 22–19. It was the school's second claimed national title, but their first undisputed title. Their quarterback, Cam Newton, became the Tigers' third Heisman Trophy winner. He had a total of 2,854 yards passing and 30 passing touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,473 yards and 20 touchdowns. Auburn went on to have two first round picks in the 2011 NFL draft with Cam Newton going number one and Nick Fairley going 13th.
Auburn officially has won 16 total conference championships, including seven SIAA Championships, one Southern Conference Championship, and eight SEC Championships.
|Year||Conference||Coach||Overall Record||Conference Record|
|1900†||SIAA||Walter H. Watkins||4-0||4-0|
|1932†||SoCon||Chet A. Wynne||9–0–1||6–0–1|
Since divisional play began in 1992, Auburn has won the SEC Western Division championship and gone on to the conference title game on six occasions and is 3–3 in the SEC Championship Game. The most recent appearance came in 2017 as Auburn completed the regular season 10–2, losing a rematch to Georgia in the 2017 SEC Championship Game. Auburn has also shared the western division title, but did not play in the championship game due to tiebreakers on three occasions. Auburn also finished the 1993 season in first place in the division but was not eligible for postseason play.
|Year||Division||Coach||Overall Record||Conference Record||Opponent||SEC CG Result|
|1993†||SEC West||Terry Bowden||11-0||8-0||Ineligible for postseason|
|2000||Tommy Tuberville||9–4||6–2||Florida||L 6–28|
|2001†||7–5||5–3||LSU won divisional tiebreaker|
|2002†||9–4||5–3||Arkansas won divisional tiebreaker|
|2005†||9–3||7–1||LSU won divisional tiebreaker|
|2010||Gene Chizik||14–0||8–0||South Carolina||W 56–17|
|2013||Gus Malzahn||12–2||7–1||Missouri||W 59–42|
Auburn has had 27 head coaches, and two interim head coaches, since it began play during the 1892 season.On December 22, 2020, it was announced that Bryan Harsin was named Head Coach of the Tigers. The team has played more than 1,150 games over 119 seasons. In that time, seven coaches have led the Tigers in postseason bowl games: Jack Meagher, Ralph Jordan, Pat Dye, Terry Bowden, Tommy Tuberville, Gene Chizik, and Gus Malzahn. Billy Watkins, Mike Donahue, Chet A. Wynne, Jordan, Dye, Tuberville, Chizik, and Malzahn won a combined 12 conference championships. During their tenures, Jordan and Chizik each won national championships with the Tigers.
Auburn has participated in 45 bowls in total, with the Tigers garnering a record of 24–19–2. 172–183, 125–132:
|1936||Jack Meagher||Bacardi Bowl||Villanova||T 7–7||12,000|
|1937||Jack Meagher||Orange Bowl||Michigan State||W 6–0||18,972|
|1953||Ralph Jordan||Gator Bowl||Texas Tech||L 13–35||28,641|
|1954||Ralph Jordan||Gator Bowl||No. 18 Baylor||W 33–13||28,426|
|1955||Ralph Jordan||Gator Bowl||Vanderbilt||L 13–25||32,174|
|1963||Ralph Jordan||Orange Bowl||No. 6 Nebraska||L 7–13||72,647|
|1965||Ralph Jordan||Liberty Bowl||Ole Miss||L 7–13||38,607|
|1968||Ralph Jordan||Sun Bowl||Arizona||W 34–10||32,307|
|1969||Ralph Jordan||Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl||No. 17 Houston||L 7–36||55,203|
|1970||Ralph Jordan||Gator Bowl||No. 10 Ole Miss||W 35–28||71,136|
|1971||Ralph Jordan||Sugar Bowl||No. 3 Oklahoma||L 22–40||80,096|
|1972||Ralph Jordan||Gator Bowl||No. 13 Colorado||W 24–3||71,114|
|1973||Ralph Jordan||Sun Bowl||Missouri||L 17–34||30,127|
|1974||Ralph Jordan||Gator Bowl||No. 11 Texas||W 27–3||63,811|
|1982||Pat Dye||Tangerine Bowl||Boston College||W 33–26||51,296|
|1983||Pat Dye||Sugar Bowl||No. 8 Michigan||W 9–7||77,893|
|1984||Pat Dye||Liberty Bowl||Arkansas||W 21–15||50,108|
|1985||Pat Dye||Cotton Bowl Classic||No. 11 Texas A&M||L 16–36||73,137|
|1986||Pat Dye||Florida Citrus Bowl||USC||W 16–7||51,113|
|1987||Pat Dye||Sugar Bowl||No. 4 Syracuse||T 16–16||75,495|
|1988||Pat Dye||Sugar Bowl||No. 4 Florida State||L 7–13||75,098|
|1989||Pat Dye||Hall of Fame Bowl||No. 21 Ohio State||W 31–14||52,535|
|1990||Pat Dye||Peach Bowl||Indiana||W 27–23||38,962|
|1995||Terry Bowden||Outback Bowl||No. 15 Penn State||L 14–43||65,313|
|1996||Terry Bowden||Independence Bowl||No. 24 Army||W 32–29||41,366|
|1997||Terry Bowden||Peach Bowl||Clemson||W 21–17||75,562|
|2000||Tommy Tuberville||Florida Citrus Bowl||No. 17 Michigan||L 28–31||66,928|
|2001||Tommy Tuberville||Peach Bowl||North Carolina||L 10–16||71,827|
|2002||Tommy Tuberville||Capital One Bowl||No. 10 Penn State||W 13–9||66,334|
|2003||Tommy Tuberville||Music City Bowl||Wisconsin||W 28–14||55,109|
|2004||Tommy Tuberville||Sugar Bowl||No. 9 Virginia Tech||W 16–13||77,349|
|2005||Tommy Tuberville||Capital One Bowl||No. 21 Wisconsin||L 10–24||57,221|
|2006||Tommy Tuberville||Cotton Bowl Classic||No. 22 Nebraska||W 17–14||66,777|
|2007||Tommy Tuberville||Chick-fil-A Bowl||No. 15 Clemson||W 23–20||74,413|
|2009||Gene Chizik||Outback Bowl||Northwestern||W 38–35||49,383|
|2010||Gene Chizik||BCS National Championship Game||No. 2 Oregon||W 22–19||78,603|
|2011||Gene Chizik||Chick-fil-A Bowl||Virginia||W 43–24||72,919|
|2013||Gus Malzahn||BCS National Championship Game||No. 1 Florida State||L 31–34||94,208|
|2014||Gus Malzahn||Outback Bowl||No. 17 Wisconsin||L 31–34||44,023|
|2015||Gus Malzahn||Birmingham Bowl||Memphis||W 31–10||59,430|
|2016||Gus Malzahn||Sugar Bowl||No. 7 Oklahoma||L 19–35||54,077|
|2017||Gus Malzahn||Peach Bowl||No. 12 UCF||L 27–34||72,360|
|2018||Gus Malzahn||Music City Bowl||Purdue||W 63–14||59,024|
|2019||Gus Malzahn||Outback Bowl||No. 18 Minnesota||L 24–31||45,652|
|2020||Kevin Steele||Citrus Bowl||No. 14 Northwestern||L 19–35||15,698|
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Alabama leads the series 46–37–1 through the 2019 season.
Auburn leads 34–15–2 through the 2018 season.
Auburn leads 43-39–2 through the 2019 season.
Georgia leads 61-56–8 through the 2020 season.
Auburn leads the series 47–41–4 through the 2017 season.
LSU leads 31–23-1 through the 2020 season.
Auburn leads the series 34–10 through the 2020 season.
Auburn leads 29–22–3 through the 2020 season.
Tulane leads the series 17–15–6 through the 2019 season.
Before each Auburn home football game, thousands of Auburn fans line Donahue Drive to cheer on the team as they walk from the Auburn Athletic Complex to Jordan–Hare Stadium. The tradition began in the 1950s when groups of kids would walk up the street to greet the team and get autographs. During the tenure of coach Doug Barfield, the coach urged fans to come out and support the team, and thousands did. Today the team walks down the hill and into the stadium surrounded by fans who pat them on the back and shake their hands as they walk. The largest Tiger Walk occurred on December 2, 1989, before the first ever home football game against rival Alabama—the Iron Bowl. On that day, an estimated 20,000 fans packed the one block section of road leading to the stadium. According to former athletic director David Housel, Tiger Walk has become "the most copied tradition in all of college football".
There are many stories surrounding the origins of Auburn's battle cry, "War Eagle". The most popular account involves the first Auburn football game in 1892 between Auburn and the University of Georgia. According to the story, in the stands that day was an old Civil War soldier with an eagle he had found injured on a battlefield and kept as a pet. The eagle broke free and began to soar over the field, and Auburn began to march toward the Georgia end-zone. The crowd began to chant, "War Eagle" as the eagle soared. After Auburn won the game, the eagle crashed to the field and died but, according to the legend, his spirit lives on every time an Auburn man or woman yells "War Eagle!" The battle cry of "War Eagle" also functions as a greeting for those associated with the University. For many years, a live golden eagle has embodied the spirit of this tradition. The eagle was once housed on campus in The A. Elwyn Hamer Jr. Aviary (which was the second largest single-bird enclosure in the country), but the aviary was taken down in 2003 and the eagle moved to a nearby raptor center. The eagle, War Eagle VI (nicknamed "Tiger"), was trained in 2000 to fly free around the stadium before every home game to the delight of fans. The present eagle, War Eagle VIII (nicknamed "Aurea"), continues the tradition. War Eagle VI is believed to be the inspiration behind the 2005–2006 Auburn Cheerleading squad's chant, "Tigers, Tigers, Gooooooo Tigers!"
The intersection of Magnolia Avenue and College Street in Auburn, which marks the transition from downtown Auburn to the university campus, is known as Toomer's Corner. It is named after Toomer's Drugs, a small store on the corner that has been an Auburn landmark since 1896. Hanging over the corner were two massive old oak trees, planted in 1937, and whenever there was cause for celebration in the Auburn community, toilet paper could usually be found hanging from the trees. Also known as "rolling the corner", this tradition originated after Auburn upset No. 2 Alabama in the 1972 Iron Bowl, The famous 'Punt Bama Punt' Game. "We beat the 'number 2' out of Alabama." Until the mid-1990s, the tradition was relegated to only celebrating athletic wins.
The oak trees were cut down by the university in April 2013, as a result of their being poisoned by Harvey Updyke Jr., a fan of rival Alabama.
The Wreck Tech Pajama Parade originated in 1896, when a group of mischievous Auburn students, determined to show up the more well-known engineers from Georgia Tech, sneaked out of their dorms the night before the football game between Auburn and Tech and greased the railroad tracks. According to the story, the train carrying the Tech team slid through town and didn't stop until it was halfway to the neighboring town of Loachapoka, Alabama. The Tech team was forced to walk the five miles back to Auburn and, not surprisingly, were rather weary at the end of their journey. This likely contributed to their 45–0 loss. While the railroad long ago ceased to be the way teams traveled to Auburn and students never greased the tracks again, the tradition continues in the form of a parade through downtown Auburn. Students parade through the streets in their pajamas and organizations build floats.
A number of Auburn players and coaches have won national awards, including 66 players being named as college football All-Americans. The Tigers also have 11 coaches and players who have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
|Auburn Tigers player statues|
The Tigers have retired three numbers to date, honoring the following players:
|Auburn Tigers retired numbers|
|1954 – Jimmy Hitchcock |
1956 – Walter Gilbert
1991 – Pat Sullivan
1994 – Tucker Frederickson
1998 – Bo Jackson
2002 – Terry Beasley
2004 – Tracy Rocker
2009 – Ed Dyas
|1951 – "Iron Mike" Donahue |
1954 – John Heisman
1982 – Ralph "Shug" Jordan
2005 – Pat Dye
| Heisman Trophy |
| Walter Camp Award |
| Maxwell Award |
| Davey O'Brien Award |
| Lott IMPACT Trophy |
Defensive IMPACT player
|1971 – Pat Sullivan, QB|
1985 – Bo Jackson, RB
2010 – Cam Newton, QB
|1971 – Pat Sullivan, QB|
1985 – Bo Jackson, RB
2010 – Cam Newton, QB
|2010 – Cam Newton, QB||2010 – Cam Newton, QB||2019 – Derrick Brown, DT|
| Manning Award |
| Outland Trophy |
Best interior lineman
| Lombardi Award |
| Jim Thorpe Award |
Best defensive back
| Rimington Trophy |
|2010 – Cam Newton, QB||1958 – Zeke Smith,G|
1988 – Tracy Rocker, DT
|1988 – Tracy Rocker, DT|
2010 – Nick Fairley, DT
|2004 – Carlos Rogers, CB||2014 – Reese Dismukes, C|
| Paul "Bear" Bryant Award |
Coach of the Year
| Eddie Robinson Award |
Coach of the Year
| Sporting News Award |
Coach of the Year
| Home Depot Award |
Coach of the Year
| Bowden Award |
Coach of the Year
| Broyles Award |
Best assistant coach
|1993 – Terry Bowden |
2004 – Tommy Tuberville
2010 – Gene Chizik
2013 – Gus Malzahn
|1993 – Terry Bowden |
2013 – Gus Malzahn
|1993 – Terry Bowden |
2004 – Tommy Tuberville
2013 – Gus Malzahn
|2010 – Gene Chizik |
2013 – Gus Malzahn
|2010 – Gene Chizik |
2013 – Gus Malzahn
|2004 – Gene Chizik |
2010 – Gus Malzahn
|Jimmy Hitchcock||HB||1932†||WCFF, AP, NEA|
|Caleb "Tex" Warrington||C||1944||FWAA, WCFF, AP|
|Frank D'Agostino||T||1955||AFCA, AP|
|Jimmy Phillips||DE||1957‡||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, TSN, NEA, INS, UP, Time|
|Zeke Smith||OG||1958†, 1959||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, CP, TSN, NEA, Time|
|Jackie Burkett||C||1958||AFCA, Time|
|Ken Rice||OT||1959, 1960†||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, CP, TSN, NEA, UPI, Time|
|Jimmy Sidle||RB||1963||FWAA, AP|
|Tucker Frederickson||RB||1964†||FWAA, WCFF, NEA, CP, FN, AP, Time|
|Buddy McClinton||DB||1969†||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, CP, FN, UPI|
|Larry Willingham||DB||1970†||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, FN, TSN, PFW, CP, NEA, UPI, Time|
|Pat Sullivan||QB||1970, 1971‡||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, FN, TSN, UPI|
|Terry Beasley||WR||1970, 1971‡||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, FN, TSN, NEA, UPI, Time|
|Ken Bernich||LB||1974†||AFCA, WCFF, AP|
|Gregg Carr||LB||1984†||AFCA, WCFF, AP, UPI|
|Bo Jackson||RB||1983†, 1985‡||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, TSN, UPI|
|Lewis Colbert||P||1985||AFCA, TSN|
|Ben Tamburello||C||1986‡||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF|
|Brent Fullwood||RB||1986‡||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, SH, TFN, UPI|
|Aundray Bruce||LB||1987†||AFCA, WCFF, SH, TFN, UPI|
|Stacy Searels||OT||1987||AP, TFN|
|Tracy Rocker||DT||1987†, 1988‡||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, TSN, UPI|
|Ed King||OG||1989, 1990‡||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, SH, UPI, TFN|
|David Rocker||DT||1990†||AFCA, WCFF, AP, UPI|
|Wayne Gandy||OT||1993†||AP, FWAA, SH, UPI|
|Terry Daniel||P||1993†||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, TSN, SH, TFN|
|Brian Robinson||SS||1994†||WCFF, AP, TFN|
|Frank Sanders||WR||1994||AP, FWAA, SH|
|Chris Shelling||SS||1994||FWAA, SH|
|Damon Duval||PK||2001†||AFCA, WCFF, AP|
|Karlos Dansby||LB||2003||AFCA, ESPN|
|Marcus McNeill||OT||2004, 2005†||AP, CBS, FWAA, SI, Rivals, CFN, WCFF, TSN, ESPN|
|Carlos Rogers||CB||2004†||AP, FWAA, WCFF, SI, Rivals, CFN, ESPN, CBS|
|Junior Rosegreen||SS||2004||SI, CBS|
|Ben Grubbs||OG||2006||Rivals, ESPN, PFW|
|Cam Newton||QB||2010†||AFCA, AP, Rivals, SI, WCFF, TSN, CBS|
|Lee Ziemba||OT||2010†||AFCA, FWAA, SI, WCFF|
|Nick Fairley||DT||2010†||AP, FWAA, Rivals, SI, WCFF, ESPN, CBS, TSN|
|Steven Clark||P||2011||AP, SI, Rivals, PFW|
|Chris Davis||PR||2013||TSN, CBS|
|Reese Dismukes||C||2014†||WCFF, AP, AFCA, FWAA, CBS, ESPN, Scout|
|Derrick Brown||DT||2019‡||AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, AP, TSN|
† Consensus All-American
‡ Unanimous All-American
Announced schedules as of April 26, 2020.
|Akron||Mercer||UMass||California||at Baylor||Baylor||at UCLA||UCLA||at Miami (FL)||Miami (FL)|
|at Penn State||San Jose State||at California||New Mexico||South Alabama|
|Georgia State||Penn State||New Mexico State||Louisiana–Monroe|
|Alabama State||Western Kentucky|
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs football program represents Mississippi State University in the sport of American football. The Bulldogs compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Mississippi State has won one SEC championship in 1941 and a division championship in 1998. The Bulldogs have 23 postseason bowl appearances. The program has produced 38 All-Americans, 171 All-SEC selections, and 124 NFL players. The Bulldogs’ home stadium, Davis Wade Stadium, is the second oldest in the NCAA Division I FBS.
The 2007 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University during the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Head coach Tommy Tuberville returned for his ninth season at Auburn, the third longest tenure among SEC head coaches in 2007. He was joined by returning offensive coordinator Al Borges and returning defensive coordinator Will Muschamp. Auburn played its eight-game home schedule at Jordan–Hare Stadium, the ninth largest on-campus stadium in the NCAA in 2007, seating 87,451. Conference foe Vanderbilt returned to the schedule while non-conference opponents South Florida and Tennessee Tech played the Tigers for the first time. The Tigers finished the season ranked #14 in the Coaches Poll and #15 in the AP Poll.
The 1993 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season. Under first-year head coach Terry Bowden, the team went undefeated with a record of 11–0 and finished #4 in the AP Poll. Due to NCAA probation, Auburn was banned from TV and post-season play, and suffered reduced scholarships. The post-season ban prevented Auburn from playing the SEC Championship and a bowl game. Nonetheless, Auburn was the only major college football team to finish the season undefeated. The National Champions Foundation recognized Auburn as one of its 1993 national champions, however Auburn University only formally recognizes championships for the 1957 Auburn Tigers football team and 2010 Auburn Tigers football team seasons, although the official website for Auburn athletics does highlight the 1993 team.
Jay Jacobs is the current Executive Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs for the Florida Gators and the former director of athletics for the Auburn Tigers athletic department. He was named Auburn's 14th Director of Athletics on December 22, 2004, after working in almost every area of the Auburn athletic department for the previous 20 years. Jacobs announced on November 3, 2017 that he will step down effective June 1, 2018 and possibly sooner if a successor is named before then. Jacobs replacement was announced and hired in January 2018.
The 1957 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1957 NCAA University Division football season. It was the Tigers' 66th overall and 25th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Ralph "Shug" Jordan, in his seventh year, and played their home games at Cliff Hare Stadium in Auburn and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished their undefeated season as SEC champion and national champion, as selected by NCAA-designated major selectors of Associated Press, Billingsley, Football Research, Helms, National Championship Foundation, Poling, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess), and Williamson.
The 1983 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. Coached by Pat Dye, the team finished the season with an 11–1 record and won their first Southeastern Conference (SEC) title since 1957. The team was named national champion by NCAA-designated major selectors of Billingsley, College Football Researchers Association, and The New York Times, while named co-national champion by both Rothman and Sagarin.
The 2014 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Dan Mullen, who was in his sixth season with Mississippi State. The Bulldogs played their home games at the newly expanded and renovated Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Mississippi and competed in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).
The Auburn Tigers football team represents Auburn University in American football.
The 2021 Citrus Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 2021, with kickoff at 1:00 p.m. EST on ABC. It was the 75th edition of the Citrus Bowl, and was one of the 2020–21 bowl games concluding the 2020 FBS football season. Sponsored by Vrbo, a vacation rental marketplace owned by the HomeAway division of Expedia, the game was officially known as the Vrbo Citrus Bowl.
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