1997 Auburn Tigers football team

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1997 Auburn Tigers football
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SEC Western Division Champions
Peach Bowl Champions
Peach Bowl, W 27–17 vs. Clemson
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
Ranking
Coaches #11
AP #11
1997 record 10–3 (6–2 SEC)
Head coach Terry Bowden
Offensive coordinator Rodney Allison
Defensive coordinator Bill Oliver
Home stadium Jordan–Hare Stadium (Capacity: 85,214)
Seasons
« 1996 1998 »
1997 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#7 Tennessee x   7 1         11 2  
#10 Georgia   6 2         10 2  
#4 Florida   6 2         10 2  
South Carolina   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   2 6         5 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         3 8  
Western Division
#11 Auburn xy   6 2         10 3  
#13 LSU x   6 2         9 3  
#22 Ole Miss   4 4         8 4  
Mississippi State   4 4         7 4  
Alabama   2 6         4 7  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Championship: Tennessee 30, Auburn 29
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team, coached by Terry Bowden, finished with a 10–3 record and won the school's first SEC West Division championship, but lost by a point to Tennessee in the 1997 SEC Championship Game. The Tigers ended the season with a #11 ranking in the AP Poll and the Coaches' Poll after winning the Peach Bowl against Clemson on January 2.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 7:00 PM at Virginia* #16 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA ESPN W 28–17   45,300
September 13 11:30 AM Ole Miss #16 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN2 W 19–9   81,203
September 20 6:30 PM at #10 LSU #12 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Tiger Bowl) ESPN W 31–28   80,538
September 27 6:00 PM Central Florida* #8 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL W 41–14   82,109
October 4 11:30 AM at South Carolina #8 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC JPS W 23–6   79,411
October 11 1:00 PM Louisiana Tech*dagger #8 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL W 49–13   84,761
October 18 2:30 PM #7 Florida #6 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Rivalry) CBS L 10–24   85,214
October 25 5:00 PM at Arkansas #11 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR ESPN2 W 26–21   41,277
November 1 1:00 PM Mississippi State #11 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL L 0–20   82,736
November 15 4:50 PM at #7 Georgia #16 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) ESPN W 45–34   86,117
November 22 6:30 PM Alabama #13 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Iron Bowl) CBS W 18–17   85,214
December 6 8:00 PM vs. #3 Tennessee #11 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (SEC Championship Game) ABC L 29–30   74,896
January 2 2:00 PM vs. Clemson* #13 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) ESPN W 27–17   71,212
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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