The team went undefeated, winning all five of its regular season games. It also won two "practice" games against Montgomery and the University of Florida. The Tigers defense was nearly perfect, outscoring opponents 73–11 in regular season play and completing three shut outs (five counting the practice games). This was the first undefeated Auburn team since 1900 and was the fourth time the Tigers went undefeated.
The squad was coached by Mike Donahue in his first year as a head football coach. Donahue coached two separate times at Auburn (1904–1906 and 1908–1922) before moving to LSU. He also served as athletic director, basketball coach, baseball coach, and track coach during his tenure. Donahue still ranks second on Auburn football coaches' all time career win list and third in winning percentage.
The 1904 football team of the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University). Coach Mike Donahue is in the second row with "1904" on his jersey.
‡The October 4, 1904 game against the University of Florida was considered a practice game by Auburn and is not included in the official record of 5–0 for the season. Furthermore, the institution known as the University of Florida in 1904 was located in Lake City, FL and was previously known as Florida Agricultural College. It was one of four colleges combined to form the modern day University of Florida in Gainesville, FL under the Buckman Act passed by the Florida Legislature in May 1905. Since the present day institution known as University of Florida did not exist prior to 1905, it does not recognize this game.