1919 Auburn Tigers football team

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1919 Auburn Tigers football
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SIAA Champions
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1919 record 8–1 (5–1 SIAA)
Head coach Mike Donahue
Base defense 7-2-2
Captain Pete Bonner
Home stadium Drake Field
Seasons
« 1918 1920 »
1919 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Auburn § 5 1 0     8 1 0
Centre § 3 0 0     9 0 0
Alabama 6 1 0     8 1 0
Vanderbilt 4 1 2     5 1 2
Mississippi A&M 5 2 0     6 2 0
Georgia Tech 2 1 0     7 3 0
Kentucky State 3 1 1     3 4 1
Georgia 4 2 2     4 2 3
Tulane 3 2 1     6 2 1
Clemson 3 2 2     6 2 2
LSU 2 2 0     6 2 0
Florida 2 2 0     5 3 0
Wofford 1 1 0     3 2 1
Ole Miss 1 4 0     4 4 0
The Citadel 1 4 0     4 4 1
Sewanee 1 4 0     3 6 0
Transylvania 0 1 0     0 1 0
Mercer 0 1 0     0 2 0
Georgetown 0 2 0     0 2 0
Tennessee 0 3 2     3 3 3
Mississippi College 0 4 0     3 5 1
Howard 0 4 0     3 5 2
South Carolina 0 4 1     1 7 1
§ – Conference co-champions

The 1919 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1919 college football season. It was the Tigers' 28th overall season and they competed as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach Mike Donahue, in his 15th year, and played their home games at Drake Field in Auburn, Alabama. They finished with a record of eight wins and one loss (8–1 overall, 5–1 in the SIAA) and as SIAA champions.

C. C. Warren ran for a 40-yard gain in the 14 to 7 victory over Georgia Tech,[1] the game which netted the SIAA championship and gave Tech its first loss to an SIAA school in five years, since Auburn won in 1914. It was John Heisman's last game at Georgia Tech. Zelda Sayre sent All-Southern tackle Pete Bonner a telegram after the win, it read:[2]

"Shooting a seven, aren’t we awfully proud of the boys, give them my love—knew we could."

She signed it "Zelder Sayre."

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 27 Marion Military Institute* Drake FieldAuburn, AL W 37–0  
October 2 at Howard Rickwood FieldBirmingham, AL W 19–6  
October 12 Camp Gordon* Drake Field • Auburn, AL W 25–13  
October 17 Clemson Drake Field • Auburn, AL W 7–0  
October 25 at Vanderbilt Dudley Field • Nashville, TN L 6–7  
November 1 vs. Georgia Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 7–0  
November 8 at Spring Hill* Mobile, AL W 10–0  
November 15 Mississippi A&M Rickwood Field • Birmingham, AL W 7–0  
November 27 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 14–7  
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: 1919 Auburn football schedule[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1920 Glomerata p. 173
  2. ^ Jeremy Henderson (October 27, 2014). "Zelda Fitzgerald, Auburn fan". 
  3. ^ 2009 Auburn Football Media Guide (PDF). Auburn, Alabama: Auburn Media Relations Office. 2009. p. 185. 
  4. ^ "1919 Auburn University Football Schedule". Auburn University Athletics. Retrieved December 19, 2012.