1919 Auburn Tigers football team
|1919 Auburn Tigers football|
|Conference||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association|
|1919 record||8–1 (5–1 SIAA)|
|Head coach||Mike Donahue|
|Home stadium||Drake Field|
|1919 SIAA football standings|
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, 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:
"Shooting a seven, aren’t we awfully proud of the boys, give them my love—knew we could."
She signed it "Zelder Sayre."
|September 27||Marion Military Institute*||Drake Field • Auburn, AL||W 37–0|
|October 2||at Howard||Rickwood Field • Birmingham, 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 Stadium • Columbus, 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 Field • Atlanta, GA||W 14–7|