2002 Auburn Tigers football team

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2002 Auburn Tigers football
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Capital One Bowl Champions
SEC Western Division Co-Champions
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
Ranking
Coaches #16
AP #14
2002 record 9–4 (5–3 SEC)
Head coach Tommy Tuberville
Offensive coordinator Bobby Petrino
Defensive coordinator Gene Chizik
Home stadium Jordan–Hare Stadium
(Capacity: 86,063)
Seasons
« 2001 2003 »
2002 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#3 Georgia x   7 1         13 1  
Florida   6 2         8 5  
Tennessee   5 3         8 5  
Kentucky   3 5         7 5  
South Carolina   3 5         5 7  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
#11 Alabama   6 2         10 3  
Arkansas xy   5 3         9 5  
#14 Auburn x   5 3         9 4  
LSU x   5 3         8 5  
Ole Miss   3 5         7 6  
Mississippi State   0 8         3 9  
Championship: Georgia 30, Arkansas 3
† – BCS representative as conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had the best division record, but did not participate in postseason play due to NCAA probation.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. Auburn, led by head coach Tommy Tuberville, finished with record of 9–4, including a 5–3 record in the Southeastern Conference.[1] Following a disappointing 7–5 finish the previous season, the coaching staff of the 2002 Tigers featured two prominent new members. Bobby Petrino was hired as the new offensive coordinator, and Gene Chizik joined the staff as the Tigers' new defensive coordinator. Petrino left following the season to assume the head coaching job at Louisville, while Chizik remained at Auburn through the 2004 season before leaving for the defensive coordinator position at Texas. The Tigers finished the season ranked #14 in the AP Poll and #16 in the Coaches Poll.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 7:00 PM at #20 USC* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA ABC L 17–24   63,269
September 7 4:00 PM Western Carolina* Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL PPV W 56–0   80,067
September 14 11:30 AM Vanderbilt Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL JPS W 31–6   76,127
September 19 6:45 PM at Mississippi State Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS ESPN W 42–14   52,583
September 28 8:00 PM Syracuse* Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL ESPN2 W 37–34 OT  83,667
October 12 11:30 AM Arkansas #24 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL JPS L 17–38   84,692
October 19 5:45 PM at Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL ESPN L 23–30 OT  85,135
October 26 11:30 AM #10 LSU Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Tiger Bowl) JPS W 31–7   85,366
November 2 11:30 AM at Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS JPS W 31–24   60,635
November 9 1:00 PM Louisiana–Monroe*dagger Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL PPV W 52–14   84,618
November 16 2:30 PM #7 Georgia #24 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) CBS L 21–24   86,063
November 23 2:30 PM at #9 Alabama Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Iron Bowl) CBS W 17–7   83,818
January 1 12:00 PM vs. #10 Penn State* #19 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Capital One Bowl) ABC W 13-9   66,334
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Captains[edit]

Position Player
LB Mark Brown
C Ben Nowland
DB Travaris Robinson

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