1896 Auburn Tigers football team

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1896 Auburn Tigers football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1896 record 3–1 (2–1 SIAA)
Head coach John Heisman
« 1895 1897 »

The 1896 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1896 college football season. It was the Tigers' 5th overall season and they competed as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach John Heisman, in his 2nd year, and finished with a record of three wins and one loss (3–1 overall, 2–1 in the SIAA).

Black & white image of the 1896 Alabama Polytechnic Institute football players.
The 1896 varsity football team of the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University). Coach John Heisman is standing at the bottom right of the photo.[1]


Date Opponent Site Result
October 6 at Mercer* Macon, GA W 46–0  
November 7 Georgia Tech Auburn, AL W 45–0  
November 16 Sewanee Riverside Park • Montgomery, AL W 38–6  
November 26 at Georgia Piedmont ParkAtlanta, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 6–12  
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: 1896 Auburn football schedule[2][3]


  1. ^ F. Loyd Tate; P. G. Clark; G. M. Holley; C. N. Jones; Paul Vines, eds. (1897), Glomerata 1897 (Annual) 1, Nashville, TN: Brandon Printing, p. 126, retrieved 16 March 2011 
  2. ^ 2009 Auburn Football Media Guide (PDF). Auburn, Alabama: Auburn Media Relations Office. 2009. p. 182. 
  3. ^ "1896 Auburn University Football Schedule". Auburn University Athletics. Retrieved December 20, 2012.