1974 Auburn Tigers football team

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1974 Auburn Tigers football
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Gator Bowl Champions
Gator Bowl, W 27–3 vs. Texas
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #8
AP #6
1974 record 10–2 (4–2 SEC)
Head coach Ralph Jordan
Home stadium Jordan-Hare Stadium
Seasons
« 1973 1975 »
1974 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Alabama 6 0 0     11 1 0
#8 Auburn 4 2 0     10 2 0
Georgia 4 2 0     6 6 0
#17 Mississippi State 3 3 0     9 3 0
#15 Florida 3 3 0     8 4 0
Kentucky 3 3 0     6 5 0
#20 Tennessee 2 3 1     7 3 2
Vanderbilt 2 3 1     7 3 2
LSU 2 4 0     5 5 1
Ole Miss 0 6 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1974 Auburn Tigers football team under the leadership of coach Ralph "Shug" Jordan completed the regular season with a record of 9–2, earning them an invitation to the Gator Bowl against Texas, which they won by a score of 27–3. They completed the season with a record of 10–2 and were ranked #8 in the AP poll and #6 in the UPI.[1]

Four players were named all-SEC first team for 1974: defensive end Rusty Deen, linebacker Ken Bernich, safety Mike Fuller, and center Lee Gross.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 14, 1974 vs. Louisville* Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 16–3   25,000
September 21, 1974 UT Chattanooga* Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 52–0   42,000
September 28, 1974 #14 Tennessee Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 21–0   64,293
October 4, 1974 at #16 Miami(FL)* #11 Orange BowlMiami, FL W 3–0   33,490
October 12, 1974 Kentucky #10 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 31–13   52,111
October 19, 1974 Georgia Tech* #5 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 31–22   62,907
October 26, 1974 Florida State* #5 Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 38–6   58,709
November 2, 1974 at #11 Florida #5 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL L 14–25   64,912
November 9, 1974 Mississippi State #10 Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 24–20   38,000
November 16, 1974 Georgia #7 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 17–13   64,748
November 29, 1974 vs. #2 Alabama #7 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) L 13–17   71,224
December 30, 1974 vs. #11 Texas* #6 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) W 27–3   63,811
*Non-conference game.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Auburn Tigers Football Media Guide, Auburn University Athletic Department, Auburn, Alabama, p. 184 (2011). Retrieved August 19, 2011
  2. ^ 2005 Auburn Tigers Football Media Guide, Auburn University Athletic Department, Auburn, Alabama, pp. 142–143 (2005). Retrieved August 19, 2011