1969 Auburn Tigers football team

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1969 Auburn Tigers football
AuburnTigers.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #15
AP #20
1969 record 8–3 (5–2 SEC)
Head coach Shug Jordan
Captain Mike Kolen
Seasons
« 1968 1970 »
1969 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#15 Tennessee 5 1 0     9 2 0
#10 LSU 4 1 0     9 1 0
#20 Auburn 5 2 0     8 3 0
#14 Florida 3 1 1     9 1 1
#8 Ole Miss 4 2 0     8 3 0
Georgia 2 3 1     5 5 1
Vanderbilt 2 3 0     4 6 0
Alabama 2 4 0     6 5 0
Kentucky 1 6 0     2 8 0
Mississippi State 0 5 0     3 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1969 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1969 college football season. It was the Tigers' 78th overall and 36th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Ralph "Shug" Jordan, in his 19th year, and played their home games at Cliff Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama. They finished with a record of eight wins and three losses (8–3 overall, 5–2 in the SEC) and with a loss against Houston in the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 20 Wake Forest* #20 Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 57–0   35,000
September 27 at #19 Tennessee #17 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ABC L 19–45   57,826
October 4 Kentucky Cliff Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL W 44–3   38,000
October 11 Clemson* #20 Cliff Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL W 51–0   38,000
October 18 at Georgia Tech* #15 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 17–14   59,464
October 25 at #9 LSU #14 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) ABC L 20–21   65,000
November 1 #7 Florida #17 Cliff Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Rivalry) W 38–12   50,086
November 8 Mississippi Statedagger Cliff Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL W 52–13   47,600
November 15 at #16 Georgia #11 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 16–3   59,306
November 29 vs. Alabama #12 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) W 49–26   72,303
December 31 vs. #17 Houston* #12 Houston AstrodomeHouston, TX (Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl) Hughes L 7–36   55,203
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: 1969 Auburn football schedule[1][2]

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Game notes[edit]

Clemson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Clemson 0 0 0 0 0
• Auburn 0 23 21 7 51

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Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Alabama 3 7 7 9 26
Auburn 0 14 14 21 49

Auburn's first win versus Alabama since 1963.

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Stats[edit]

Passing[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Receiving[edit]

Defense[edit]

  • Buddy McClinton 9 INT (school record), 92 yards (LG: 24)
  • Larry Willingham 7 INT, 85 yards
  • Don Webb 4 INT, 48 yards (LG: 24)[9]

Awards[edit]

  • All-Americans: S Buddy McClinton
  • All-SEC: C Tom Banks, LB Mike Kolen, S Buddy McClinton, PK John Riley
  • Cliff Hare Award: Al Griffin[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 Auburn Football Media Guide (PDF). Auburn, Alabama: Auburn Media Relations Office. 2009. p. 189. 
  2. ^ "1969–1970 Auburn University Football Schedule". Auburn University Athletics. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ 2011 Auburn football media supplement
  4. ^ "Auburn Buries Clemson, 51-0." Palm Beach Post. 1969 Oct 12.
  5. ^ "Auburn Defeats Alabama." Palm Beach Post. 1969 Nov 30.
  6. ^ 2011 Auburn football media supplement
  7. ^ 2011 Auburn football media supplement
  8. ^ 2011 Auburn football media supplement
  9. ^ 2011 Auburn football media supplement
  10. ^ 2011 Auburn football media supplement