1997 Auburn Tigers football team

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1997 Auburn Tigers football
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SEC Western Division Champions
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Champions
Peach Bowl, W 21-17 vs. Clemson
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 11
AP No. 11
1997 record 10–3 (6–2 SEC)
Head coach Terry Bowden
Offensive coordinator Rodney Allison
Defensive coordinator Bill Oliver
Home stadium Jordan–Hare Stadium (Capacity: 85,214)
Seasons
« 1996 1998 »
1997 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#7 Tennessee x$   7 1         11 2  
#10 Georgia   6 2         10 2  
#4 Florida   6 2         10 2  
South Carolina   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   2 6         5 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         3 8  
Western Division
#11 Auburn xy   6 2         10 3  
#13 LSU x   6 2         9 3  
#22 Ole Miss   4 4         8 4  
Mississippi State   4 4         7 4  
Alabama   2 6         4 7  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Championship: Tennessee 30, Auburn 29
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team, coached by Terry Bowden, finished with a 10–3 record and won the school's first SEC West Division championship, but lost by a point to Tennessee in the 1997 SEC Championship Game. The Tigers ended the season with a #11 ranking in the AP Poll and the Coaches' Poll after winning the Peach Bowl against Clemson on January 2.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 7:00 PM at Virginia* No. 16 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA ESPN W 28–17   45,300
September 13 11:30 AM Ole Miss No. 16 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL JPS W 19–9   81,203
September 20 6:30 PM at No. 10 LSU No. 12 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Tiger Bowl) ESPN W 31–28   80,538
September 27 6:00 PM Central Florida* No. 8 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL PPV W 41–14   82,109
October 4 11:30 AM at South Carolina No. 8 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC JPS W 23–6   79,411
October 11 1:00 PM Louisiana Tech*dagger No. 8 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL PPV W 49–13   84,761
October 18 2:30 PM No. 7 Florida No. 6 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Rivalry) CBS L 10–24   85,214
October 25 5:00 PM at Arkansas No. 11 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR ESPN2 W 26–21   41,277
November 1 1:00 PM Mississippi State No. 11 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL L 0–20   82,736
November 15 4:50 PM at No. 7 Georgia No. 16 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) ESPN W 45–34   86,117
November 22 6:30 PM Alabama No. 13 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Iron Bowl) CBS W 18–17   85,214
December 6 8:00 PM vs. No. 3 Tennessee No. 11 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (SEC Championship Game) ABC L 29–30   74,896
January 2 2:00 PM vs. Clemson* No. 13 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) ESPN W 21–17   71,212
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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