1914 Auburn Tigers football team

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1914 Auburn Tigers football
1914 Auburn football team.jpg
SIAA Co–Champions
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1914 record 8–0–1 (5–0–1 SIAA)
Head coach Mike Donahue
Home stadium Drake Field
Seasons
« 1913 1915 »

The 1914 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University (then called the Alabama Polytechnic Institute) in the 1914 college football season. It was the Tigers' 23rd overall season and they competed as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach Mike Donahue, in his 10th year, and played their home games at Drake Field in Auburn, Alabama. They finished as SIAA Champions with a record of eight wins, zero losses and one tie (8–0–1 overall, 5–0–1 in the SIAA) and outscored opponents 193–0.

Auburn's strong defense, which held opponents scoreless all season, helped the team garner a retroactive national title by [1]James Howell's computer rating system. Auburn University does not claim or otherwise acknowledge this title. In final game of the season, Auburn played the Carlisle Indians coached by Pop Warner.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 26 Marion Military Institute* Drake FieldAuburn, AL W 39–0  
October 3 at Florida Jacksonville, FL (Rivalry) W 20–0  
October 10 Clemson Drake Field • Auburn, AL W 28–0  
October 17 North Alabama A. C.* Drake Field • Auburn, AL W 60–0  
October 24 Mississippi A&M Rickwood FieldBirmingham, AL W 19–0  
November 7 at Georgia Tech Grant Field • Atlanta, GA W 14–0  
November 14 Vanderbilt Rickwood Field • Birmingham, AL W 6–0  
November 21 at Georgia Piedmont Park • Atlanta, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) T 0–0  
November 25 vs. Carlisle* Piedmont Park • Atlanta, GA W 7–0  
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: 1914 Auburn football schedule[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jhowell.net/cf/cf1914.htm
  2. ^ 2009 Auburn Football Media Guide (PDF). Auburn, Alabama: Auburn Media Relations Office. 2009. p. 185. 
  3. ^ "1914 Auburn University Football Schedule". Auburn University Athletics. Retrieved December 19, 2012.