1993 Auburn Tigers football team

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1993 Auburn Tigers football
Auburn Tigers logo.svg
Co-national champion (NCF)
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
APNo. 4
1993 record11–0 (8–0 SEC)
Head coachTerry Bowden (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorWayne Hall
Home stadiumJordan–Hare Stadium (Capacity: 85,214)
Seasons
← 1992
1994 →
1993 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Division
No. 5 Florida x$ 7 1 0     11 2 0
No. 12 Tennessee 7 1 0     10 2 0
Kentucky 4 4 0     6 6 0
South Carolina 3 5 0     5 6 0
Georgia 2 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 2 6 0     5 6 0
Western Division
No. 4 Auburn 8 0 0     11 0 0
Arkansas 4 3 1     6 4 1
Ole Miss 4 4 0     6 5 0
Mississippi State 3 4 1     4 5 2
LSU 3 5 0     5 6 0
No. 14 Alabama x 0* 8 0     1* 12 0
Championship: Florida 28, Alabama 13
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Auburn had the best division record, but did not participate in postseason play due to NCAA probation.
    *Alabama (9–3–1, 5–2–1) later forfeited all 1993 regular season wins and one tie due to NCAA violations.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1993 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season. Under first-year head coach Terry Bowden, the team went undefeated with a record of 11–0 and finished #4 in the AP Poll. Due to NCAA probation, Auburn was banned from TV and post-season play, and suffered reduced scholarships. The post-season ban prevented Auburn from playing the SEC Championship and a bowl game. Nonetheless, Auburn was the only major college football team to finish the season undefeated. The National Champions Foundation recognized Auburn as one of its 1993 national champions,[1][2] however Auburn University only formally recognizes championships for the 1957 Auburn Tigers football team and 2010 Auburn Tigers football team seasons,[3][4] although the official website for Auburn athletics does highlight the 1993 team.[5]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 26:30 PMOle MissW 16–1278,246
September 116:00 PMSamford*
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 35–768,936
September 187:00 PMat LSUW 34–1071,936
September 251:00 PMSouthern Miss*No. 25
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 35–2483,476
October 27:00 PMat VanderbiltNo. 23W 14–1040,527
October 91:00 PMMississippi StateNo. 22
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 31–1784,222
October 161:00 PMNo. 4 FloridaNo. 19
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama (rivalry)
W 38–3585,214
October 302:00 PMat ArkansasNo. 9W 31–2150,100
November 61:00 PMNew Mexico State*daggerNo. 8
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 55-1482,128
November 1312:00 PMat GeorgiaNo. 7W 42–2885,434
November 201:00 PMNo. 11 AlabamaNo. 6
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama (Iron Bowl)
W 22–1485,214
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Roster[edit]

1993 Auburn Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 18 Thomas Bailey Jr
RB 33 James Bostic Jr
RB 48 Stephen Davis So
OT 74 Wayne Gandy Sr
QB 9 Clay Helton Jr
TB 12 Harold Morrow So
QB 10 Patrick Nix So
OT 65 Anthony Redmon Sr
FB 40 Tony Richardson Sr
WR 81 Frank Sanders Jr
QB 11 Stan White Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 8 Calvin Jackson So
S 4 Chris Shelling Jr
DE 90 Willie Whitehead Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 43 Scott Etheridge Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR 25 23 22 19 10 8 7 6 5 3 4 5 4

Game summaries[edit]

Ole Miss[edit]

1 234Total
Ole Miss 0 0012 12
Auburn 3 1030 16
  • Date: September 2
  • Location: Jordan–Hare Stadium, Auburn, Alabama
  • Game attendance: 78,246
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–6–0 1992 L 21–45

Samford[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
24–0–1 1992 W 55–0

at LSU[edit]

1 234Total
Auburn 0 2176 34
LSU 7 003 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–15–1 1992 W 30–28

Southern Miss[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
15–5–0 1992 W 16–8

at Vanderbilt[edit]

1 234Total
Auburn 7 007 14
Vanderbilt 0 1000 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–19–1 1992 W 31–7

Mississippi State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
43–20–3 1992 L 7–14

Florida[edit]

1 234Total
Florida 10 1708 35
Auburn 7 7717 38
  • Date: October 16
  • Location: Jordan–Hare Stadium, Auburn, Alabama
  • Game attendance: 85,214
Overall record Last meeting Result
37–30–2 1992 L 9–24

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at Arkansas[edit]

1 234Total
Auburn 7 01014 31
Arkansas 7 070 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0–1 1992 T 24–24

New Mexico State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Georgia[edit]

1 234Total
Auburn 7 14147 42
Georgia 7 0714 28
  • Date: November 13
  • Location: Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia
  • Game attendance: 85,434
Overall record Last meeting Result
45–44–7 1992 L 10–14

[7] [8]

Alabama[edit]

1 234Total
Alabama 0 1400 14
Auburn 3 2710 22
  • Date: November 20
  • Location: Jordan–Hare Stadium, Auburn, Alabama
  • Game attendance: 85,214
Overall record Last meeting Result
23–33–1 1992 L 0–17

[9] [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/aub/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2013-14/misc_non_event/20140421_ncaa_champions.pdf
  2. ^ 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2018. p. 114. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-11-17. Retrieved 2014-05-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-21. Retrieved 2014-05-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.auburntigers.com/sports/m-footbl/aub-m-footbl-body.html
  6. ^ "Auburn's Defense Stops Florida When It Counts". The New York Times. October 17, 1993. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  7. ^ "Auburn 42, Georgia 28". UPI. November 13, 1993. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  8. ^ "AUBURN 42 GEORGIA 28 REELING IT IN AFTER THEY BEAT THE BULLDOGS, EVEN TERRY BOWDEN ADMITTED THE TIGERS WERE TOPS IN THE SEC". Sports Illustrated. December 17, 1993. Retrieved September 22, 2019. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  9. ^ "Auburn Finishes 11-0 and Season Is Finished". The New York Times. November 21, 1993. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  10. ^ "AUBURN 22 ALABAMA 14 PERFECT TO THE END THE TIGERS RALLIED TO ROLL BACK THE TIDE AND COMPLETE AN UNBEATEN, AND UNLIKELY, SEASON". Sports Illustrated. December 17, 1993. Retrieved September 22, 2019. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)