1897 Auburn Tigers football team

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1897 Auburn Tigers football
1897 Auburn University varsity football team.jpg
The 1897 football team of the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University).[1]
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1897 record 2–0–1 (2–0–1 SIAA)
Head coach John Heisman (3rd year)
Seasons
← 1896
1898 →
1897 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt $ 3 0 0     6 0 1
Georgia 2 0 0     2 1 0
Auburn 2 0 1     2 0 1
Tennessee 1 0 0     4 1 0
Central 1 1 0     1 1 0
Nashville 1 1 0     1 1 0
Alabama 0 0 0     1 0 0
Texas 0 0 0     6 2 0
LSU 0 0 0     1 1 0
Sewanee 1 2 1     1 3 1
Clemson 0 1 0     2 2 0
Cumberland 0 1 0     0 1 0
Georgia Tech 0 1 0     0 1 0
Mercer 0 1 0     0 1 1
Kentucky State 0 2 0     2 4 0
SW Presbyterian 0 0 0     0 0 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1897 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1897 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. It was the Tigers' sixth season. The team was led by head coach John Heisman, in his third year, and finished with a record of two wins, zero losses and one tie (2–0–1 overall, 2–0–1 in the SIAA). The team finished $700 in debt, and Heisman was the actor, director, and producer of David Garrick to raise the money.[2] As such, he is founder of Auburn’s first theatrical group: The A.P.I. Dramatic Club.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 23 at Mercer Macon, GA W 26–0  
October 29 at Nashville Nashville, TN W 14–4  
October 30 at Sewanee McGee FieldSewanee, TN T 0–0  

Source: 1897 Auburn football schedule[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A. C. Vandiver; G. O. Dickey; F. W. Hare; P. M. McIntyre; J. B. Shivers; E. W. Stone; R. P. Strong, eds. (1897), Glomerata 1898 (Annual), 1, Chicago, IL: A. L. Swift, p. 99, retrieved 16 March 2011 
  2. ^ http://www.thewareaglereader.com/2013/05/auburn-theatrical-legend-john-heisman-put-on-starred-in-play-to-save-auburn-football/#.Ug3Oc7xa98k
  3. ^ 2009 Auburn Football Media Guide (PDF). Auburn, Alabama: Auburn Media Relations Office. 2009. p. 182.