1913 Auburn Tigers football team
|1913 Auburn Tigers football|
|Conference||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association|
|1913 record||8–0 (8–0 SIAA)|
|Head coach||Mike Donahue|
|1913 SIAA football standings|
|† – Conference champion
The 1913 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1913 college football season. The team was coached by Mike Donahue and was undefeated at 8–0, outscoring opponents 224–13. Auburn, led by senior captain Kirk Newell, was the champion of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association. 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 retroactively awarded a national title by several computer rating systems, including the College Football Research Center which is a component of the BCS, the current system to determine the national champion). Although it is a recognized national championship, Auburn University does not claim the title, but does acknowledge it in their official media guide.
|October 4||Mercer||Drake Field • Auburn, AL||W 53–0|
|October 11, 1913||Florida||Drake Field • Auburn, AL||W 55–0|
|October 18||Mississippi A&M||Rickwood Field • Birmingham, AL||W 34–0|
|October 25||at Clemson||Bowman Field • Clemson, SC||W 20–0|
|November 1||vs. LSU||Mobile, AL||W 7–0|
|November 8||at Georgia Tech||Grant Field • Atlanta, GA||W 20–0|
|November 15||Vanderbilt||Rickwood Field • Birmingham, AL||W 13–6|
|November 22||at Georgia||Piedmont Park • Atlanta, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry)||W 21–7|
- "Billingsley’s National Champions by Year". College Football Research Center. 2008.
- "Auburn’s Best Defense Ever Led the 1914 Tigers to an Undefeated Season Now Recognized as a National Championship". August 12, 2014.
- "Champion football team". Auburn University. Retrieved 15 March 2011.