1932 Auburn Tigers football team

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1932 Auburn Tigers football
SoCon co–champion
Conference Southern Conference
1932 record 9–0–1 (6–0–1 SoCon)
Head coach Chet A. Wynne (3rd season)
Captain Jimmy Hitchcock
Home stadium Drake Field
Uniform
30sAuburnuniform.png
Seasons
← 1931
1933 →
1932 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tennessee + 7 0 1     9 0 1
Auburn + 6 0 1     9 0 1
LSU + 4 0 0     6 3 1
VPI 6 1 0     8 1 0
Vanderbilt 4 1 2     6 1 2
NC State 3 1 1     6 1 2
Alabama 5 2 0     8 2 0
Tulane 5 2 1     6 2 1
Duke 5 3 0     7 3 0
Georgia Tech 4 4 1     4 5 1
South Carolina 2 2 2     5 4 2
Kentucky 4 5 0     4 5 0
Virginia 2 3 0     5 4 0
Ole Miss 2 3 0     5 6 0
Georgia 2 4 2     2 5 2
Maryland 2 4 0     5 6 0
North Carolina 2 5 1     3 5 2
VMI 1 4 0     2 8 0
Washington and Lee 1 4 0     1 9 0
Florida 1 6 0     3 6 0
Clemson 0 4 0     3 5 1
Mississippi State 0 4 0     3 5 0
Sewanee 0 6 0     2 7 1
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1932 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1932 Southern Conference football season. Led by head coach Chet A. Wynne, the team went 9–0–1. The Tigers made an undefeated season and were named Southern Conference champions. The team featured Jimmy Hitchcock and Gump Ariail.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 24 Birmingham–Southern* Cramton BowlMontgomery, Alabama W 61–0  
October 1 Erskine* Drake FieldAuburn, Alabama W 77–0  
October 8 Duke* Legion FieldBirmingham, Alabama W 18–7  
October 15 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta W 6–0  
October 22 at Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans W 19–7  
October 29 Ole Miss Cramton Bowl • Montgomery, Alabama W 14–7  
November 5 Howard*dagger Cramton Bowl • Montgomery, Alabama W 25–0  
November 12 Florida Cramton Bowl • Montgomery, Alabama W 21–6  
November 19 vs. Georgia Memorial StadiumColumbus, Georgia W 14–7  
December 3 South Carolina* Legion Field • Birmingham, Alabama T 20–20  
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: 1932 Auburn football schedule[1]

Season summary[edit]

Birmingham–Southern[edit]

The season opened with a 61–0 defeat of Birmingham–Southern.

Erskine[edit]

In the second week of play, Erskine was beaten 77–0.

Duke[edit]

Auburn defeated coach Wallace Wade's Duke Blue Devils 18–7. On Jimmy Hitchcock's play, Wade said ""I have never seen a finer all-around back play against one of my teams."[2]

Georgia Tech[edit]

Georgia Tech was beaten 6–0.

Tulane[edit]

Auburn beat the defending SoCon champion Tulane team 19–7. Hitchcock returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown, and soon after had a 63-yard touchdown run out of a punting formation.[2]

Ole Miss[edit]

Ole Miss was beaten by Auburn 14–7.

Howard[edit]

Howard was beaten 25–0 .

Florida[edit]

Auburn beat Florida 21–6. Hitchcock was taken out of a game for the first time in his career.[3]

Georgia[edit]

In Columbus, Georgia was defeated 14–7 .

South Carolina[edit]

The season closed with a 20–20 tie against coach Billy Laval's South Carolina Gamecocks.[4]

Postseason[edit]

Jimmy Hitchcock was All-American.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1932 Auburn University Football Schedule". Auburn University Athletics. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.footballfoundation.org/Programs/CollegeFootballHallofFame/SearchDetail.aspx?id=30002
  3. ^ "Auburn Takes Another Step To Title, 21-6". The Anniston Star. November 13, 1932. p. 12. Retrieved July 30, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ The Associated Press (December 4, 1932). "South Carolina Upsets Auburn In Feature Tilt". Florence Morning News. p. 6. Retrieved December 26, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read

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