2004 Auburn Tigers football team

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2004 Auburn Tigers football
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Sugar Bowl Champions
SEC Champions
SEC Western Division Champions
Sugar Bowl, W 16–13 vs. Virginia Tech
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #2
2004 record 13–0 (8–0 SEC)
Head coach Tommy Tuberville
Offensive coordinator Al Borges
Offensive scheme Pro–style
Defensive coordinator Gene Chizik
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Jordan–Hare Stadium
(Capacity: 87,451)
Seasons
« 2003 2005 »
2004 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#13 Tennessee x   7 1         10 3  
#7 Georgia   6 2         10 2  
Florida   4 4         7 5  
South Carolina   4 4         6 5  
Kentucky   1 7         2 9  
Vanderbilt   1 7         2 9  
Western Division
#2 Auburn x   8 0         13 0  
#16 LSU   6 2         9 3  
Alabama   3 5         6 6  
Arkansas   3 5         5 6  
Ole Miss   3 5         4 7  
Mississippi State   2 6         3 8  
Championship: Auburn 38, Tennessee 28
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2004 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season. Auburn compiled a record of 13–0, winning the Southeastern Conference championship and finishing the season ranked #2 in both the AP Poll and the Coaches' Poll.[1] Beginning the season ranked #17 in the AP poll and #18 in the Coaches' Poll, the Tigers were denied a berth in the BCS National Championship Game because they finished the regular season ranked #3 in the BCS rankings. Head coach Tommy Tuberville, who was nearly fired after the 2003 season, was named national Coach of the Year by the Associated Press.

The team defeated LSU, Georgia, and Tennessee (twice, facing them a second time in the SEC Championship game), all of whom were ranked opponents. They were left out of the BCS National Championship Game, and instead went to the 2005 Sugar Bowl, beating #9 Virginia Tech, 16–13, to finish 13–0. USC and Oklahoma played for the national title in the Orange Bowl. USC's national title was later vacated by the NCAA. The national title was unofficially awarded to Auburn by several selectors including People's National Champions and [2]GBE College Football Ratings. This was Auburn's third undefeated season in which they played over ten games.

The team's star-studded roster featured four first-round NFL draft picks in running back Carnell Williams, running back Ronnie Brown, defensive back Carlos Rogers, and quarterback Jason Campbell, as well as five future Pro Bowl participants: offensive linemen Marcus McNeill and Ben Grubbs, running back Ronnie Brown, defensive back Carlos Rogers and defensive tackle Jay Ratliff. Permanent team captains were Campbell, Williams, Brown, Rogers, and Bret Eddins.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 1:30 PM Louisiana–Monroe* #17 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL PPV W 31–0   80,663
September 11 11:30 AM at Mississippi State #18 Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS JPS W 43–14   51,021
September 18 2:30 PM #5 LSU #14 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Tiger Bowl) CBS W 10–9   87,451
September 25 1:30 PM The Citadel* #10 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL W 33–3   76,302
October 2 6:45 PM at #10 Tennessee #8 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ESPN W 34–10   107,828
October 9 2:30 PM Louisiana Tech* #6 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL PPV W 52–7   77,016
October 16 2:30 PM Arkansas #4 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL CBS W 38–20   87,451
October 23 1:30 PM Kentucky #3 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL W 42–10   85,263
October 30 6:45 PM at Ole Miss #3 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS ESPN W 35–14   60,787
November 13 2:30 PM #8 Georgia #3 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) CBS W 24–6   87,451
November 20 2:30 PM at Alabama #2 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Iron Bowl) CBS W 21–13   83,818
December 4 5:00 PM vs. #15 Tennessee #3 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (SEC Championship Game) CBS W 38–28   74,982
January 3 7:00 PM vs. #9 Virginia Tech* #3 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC W 16–13   77,349
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Statistics[edit]

Offense[edit]

Passing

Player Name Pos COMP ATT PCT YARDS TD INT RATE
Jason Campbell QB 188 270 69.6 2700 20 7 172.9

Roster[edit]

No Player Name Pos Ht Wt Yr Hometown (High School)
80 Maurice Anderson SE 6–3 203 FR* Semmes, AL (Mary G Montgomery HS)
1 Devin Aromashodu WR 6–2 205 JR Miami Springs, FL (Miami Springs HS)
64 Rhett Autrey OG 6–4 283 JR Jay, FL (Jay HS)
80 Octavious Balkcom LB 6–4 225 FR Blakely, GA (Early County HS)
3 Tony Bell S 6–2 205 FR Alabaster, AL (Thompson HS)
87 Cole Bennett TE 6–5 244 SO Dalton, GA (Dalton HS)
30 Kody Bliss P 5-11 193 SO Brentwood, TN (Brentwood Academy)
11 Calvin Booker QB 6–3 225 FR Atlanta, GA (Mays HS)
71 Jarrod Britt OL 6–3 299 SO Powder Springs,GA (McEachern HS)
33 Eric Brock S 6–1 203 FR* Alexander City,AL (Benjamin Russell HS)
92 Chris Browder DE 6–4 240 SO Camden, AL (Wilcox Central HS)
91 Neil Brown NG 6–2 256 FR Buford, GA (Buford HS)
23 Ronnie Brown RB 6–1 223 SR* Cartersville, GA (Cartersville HS)
52 Kevis Burnam LB 6–2 236 JR Montezuma, GA (Macon County HS)
17 Anthony Campbell DB 5–9 178 FR Hialeah, FL (Hialeah Senior HS)
17 Jason Campbell QB 6–5 228 SR* Taylorsville, MS (Taylorsville HS)
55 Montavian Collier OLB 6–1 219 FR* Opelika, AL (Opelika HS)
62 Pete Compton LS 6–6 235 FR* Brentwood, TN (Brentwood Academy)
50 Joe Cope C 6–0 268 SO Andalusia, AL (Andalusia HS)
12 Brandon Cox QB 6–2 200 FR* Trussville, AL (Hewitt-Trussville HS)
70 Antwoin Daniels OG 6–6 265 FR Forsyth, GA (Mary Persons HS)
85 Silas Daniels WR 6–0 193 SR Jacksonville, FL (Jean Ribault HS)
27 Tristan Davis RB 5–10 188 FR East Point, GA (Tri-Cities HS)
21 Karibi Dede OLB 6–1 206 SO* Woodbridge, VA (C. D. Hylton HS)
81 Kyle Derozan TE 6–3 252 SO* Morganza, LA (Pointe Coupee Central HS)
96 Wayne Dickens NG 6–1 297 JR* Lakeland, FL (Lake Gibson Senior HS)
99 Tez Doolittle DL 6–3 298 FR* Opelika, AL (Opelika HS)
76 Tim Duckworth OL 6–3 314 SO Taylorsville, MS (Taylorsville HS)
77 King Dunlap OL 6–8 292 FR* Brentwood, TN (Brentwood Academy)
94 Bret Eddins DE 6–5 267 SR* Montgomery, AL (Trinity Presbyterian Sch Inc)
76 Nathan Farrow DL 6–3 296 FR Birmingham, Al (Clay-Chalkville High School)
41 Lorenzo Ferguson DB 6–1 192 FR Miami, FL (Miami Southridge HS)
16 Blake Field QB 6–3 195 FR Tallahassee, FL (North Florida Christian)
26 Steve Gandy S 6–1 200 FR Waynesboro, MS (Wayne County HS)
38 Zach Gilbert CB 5–10 189 FR* Florence, AL (Bradshaw HS)
10 Dustin Goodwin QB 6–1 203 SO Demopolis, AL (Demopolis HS)
29 Derrick Graves OLB 6–1 222 SR Holt, AL (Holt HS)
90 Tyronne Green DT 6–3 275 FR Pensacola, FL (W. J. Woodham HS)
54 Quentin Groves DE 6–3 249 FR* Greenville, MS (Greenville HS)
69 Ben Grubbs OL 6–3 289 SO* Eclectic, AL (Elmore County HS)
25 Lee Guess WR 5–10 177 SO* Trussville, AL (Hewitt-Trussville HS)
48 Marquies Gunn DE 6–4 234 SO Alexander City,AL (Benjamin Russell HS)
56 Courtney Harden LB 6–1 215 FR Leighton, AL (Colbert County HS)
72 Leon Hart OL 6–5 290 FR Columbia, SC (Spring Valley HS)
11 Josh Hebert DB 5-10 190 FR Houston, TX (Klein HS)
35 Will Herring FS 6–4 212 SO* Opelika, AL (Opelika HS)
15 Wesley Hill QB 6–3 217 SO* Cordele, GA (Crisp County HS)
49 Kevin Hobbs FS 6–0 183 JR* Tampa, FL (Tampa Bay Technical HS)
42 Brett Holliman SS 5–10 177 SR* Selma, AL (John T Morgan Academy)
43 Evander Holyfield WR 6–3 176 FR* Fairburn, GA (Landmark Christian School)
26 Alex Howell RB 5–9 172 FR* Montgomery, AL (St. James School)
67 Jeremy Ingle C 6–2 275 SR* Montgomery, AL (St. James School)
6 David Irons CB 6–1 183 JR Dacula, GA (Dacula HS)
26 Kenny Irons RB 5–11 193 JR Dacula, GA (Dacula HS)
58 Tommy Jackson NG 6–1 304 JR Opelika, AL (Opelika HS)
59 Merrill Johnson LB 6–1 185 FR Butler, AL (Choctaw County HS)
98 Doug Langenfeld DE 6–3 254 SR Moncks Corner, SC (Berkeley HS)
20 Patrick Lee CB 6–0 198 FR* Miami, FL (Christopher Columbus HS)
28 Brad Lester RB 5–11 188 FR Lilburn, GA (Parkview HS)
39 Andrew Letts SS 6–1 202 JR* Hinsdale, IL (Hinsdale Central HS)
68 Danny Lindsey OG 6–3 306 SR Douglas, GA (Coffee County HS)
75 Stanley McClover DE 6–2 255 SO Fort Lauderdale,FL (Dillard HS)
45 Michael McLaughlin FB 6–2 225 FR Waynesboro, MS (Wayne County HS)
73 Marcus McNeill OT 6–9 340 JR Ellenwood, GA (Cedar Grove HS)
9 Anthony Mix WR 6–5 241 JR Bay Minette, AL (Baldwin County HS)
84 Charles Mullen TE 6–4 233 FR San Diego, CA (Madison Senior HS)
2 Ben Obomanu WR 6–1 193 JR Selma, AL (Selma HS)
79 Jonathan Palmer OG 6–5 317 SO* Ellenwood, GA (Cedar Grove HS)
89 Danny Perry TE 6–2 245 FR* Auburn, AL (Auburn HS)
19 Montae Pitts WR 6–3 203 SO* Loachapoka, AL (Loachapoka HS)
90 Rick Pollard TE 6–2 229 SO* Dalton, GA (Dalton HS)
13 Jamoga Ramsey WR 5–10 162 SO* Delray Beach, FL (Atlantic HS)
83 Jay Ratliff DT 6–5 278 SR Valdosta, GA (Lowndes HS)
66 Troy Reddick OT 6–5 327 JR Albany, GA (Westover HS)
5 Sam Rives WR 6–2 193 SR* Pelham, AL (Pelham HS)
14 Carlos Rogers CB 6–1 194 SR Augusta, GA (Butler HS)
4 Junior Rosegreen SS 6–0 196 SR* Fort Lauderdale,FL (Dillard HS)
74 Steven Ross C 6–6 275 JR* Nashville, TN (Christ Presbyterian Academy)
43 Pete Ruzicka SS 6–0 211 SO* Harmony, PA (Seneca Valley SHS)
40 Kevin Sears LB 6–4 236 SO Russellville, AL (Russellville HS)
28 Blake Shrader S 5–10 177 FR Stevenson, AL (North Jackson HS)
95 Pat Sims DT 6–4 295 FR Fort Lauderdale,FL (Dillard HS)
44 Jake Slaughter FB 6–2 237 JR* Brentwood, TN (Brentwood Academy)
22 Tre Smith TB 5–10 200 JR Venice, FL (Venice Senior HS)
57 Mayo Sowell LB 6–2 225 SR* Birmingham, AL (Shades Valley Technical Academ)
32 Carl Stewart RB 6–1 212 FR* Maryville, TN (Maryville HS)
65 William Sullivan OL 6–4 290 FR Lillington, NC (Western Harnett HS)
82 James Swinton WR 6–1 165 FR Tucker, GA (Tucker HS)
86 Courtney Taylor WR 6–2 195 SO* Carrollton, AL (Carrollton HS)
97 Josh Thompson DT 6–1 295 FR* Statesboro, GA (Statesboro HS)
78 Rich Trucks OT 6–8 320 SR* Hoover, AL (Hoover HS)
47 Andrew Turman FB 6–0 234 FR* Hoover, AL (Hoover HS)
37 John Vaughn K 6–1 196 SO Brentwood, TN (Brentwood Academy)
8 Cooper Wallace TE 6–4 253 JR* Nashville, TN (Christ Presbyterian Academy)
63 William Ward C 6–2 270 SO* Prattville, AL (Prattville HS)
46 Jerald Watson RB 5–11 198 FR Morgan City, LA (Central Catholic HS)
31 Antarrious Williams LB 5–11 205 JR* Columbus, GA (Shaw HS)
24 Carnell Williams RB 5–11 204 SR Attalla, AL (Etowah HS)
36 Gerald Williams CB 5–9 192 JR* Columbus, GA (Carver HS)
51 Travis Williams LB 6–1 214 JR* Columbia, SC (Spring Valley HS)
18 Philip Yost K 6–0 195 SR Auburn, AL (Auburn HS)
10 Donnay Young FS 6–0 204 SR* College Park, GA (North Clayton HS)
14 Brett Foster K 6-1 225 SR South Lamar
  • - Redshirt

Captains[edit]

Position Player
RB Ronnie Brown
QB Jason Campbell
DE Bret Eddins
CB Carlos Rogers
RB Carnell Williams

References[edit]