1969 Auburn Tigers football team

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1969 Auburn Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 15
APNo. 20
1969 record8–3 (5–2 SEC)
Head coachRalph Jordan (19th season)
CaptainMike Kolen
Seasons
← 1968
1970 →
1969 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 15 Tennessee $ 5 1 0     9 2 0
No. 10 LSU 4 1 0     9 1 0
No. 20 Auburn 5 2 0     8 3 0
No. 14 Florida 3 1 1     9 1 1
No. 8 Ole Miss 4 2 0     8 3 0
Georgia 2 3 1     5 5 1
Vanderbilt 2 3 0     4 6 0
Alabama 2 4 0     6 5 0
Kentucky 1 6 0     2 8 0
Mississippi State 0 5 0     3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1969 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1969 NCAA University Division football season. It was the Tigers' 78th overall and 36th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Ralph Jordan, in his 19th year, and played their home games at Cliff Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama. They finished with a record of eight wins and three losses (8–3 overall, 5–2 in the SEC) and with a loss against Houston in the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 20Wake Forest*No. 20W 57–035,000
September 27at No. 19 TennesseeNo. 17ABCL 19–4557,826
October 4Kentucky
  • Cliff Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 44–338,000
October 11Clemson*No. 20
  • Cliff Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 51–038,000
October 18at Georgia Tech*No. 15W 17–1459,464
October 25at No. 9 LSUNo. 14ABCL 20–2165,000
November 1No. 7 FloridaNo. 17
  • Cliff Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama (Rivalry)
W 38–1250,086
November 8Mississippi StatedaggerNo. 11
  • Cliff Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 52–1347,600
November 15at No. 16 GeorgiaNo. 11W 16–359,306
November 29vs. AlabamaNo. 12W 49–2672,303
December 31vs. No. 17 Houston*No. 12HughesL 7–3655,203
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • Source: 1969 Auburn football schedule[1][2]

Personnel[edit]

1969 Auburn Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB Pat Sullivan So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S Buddy McClinton
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Game summaries[edit]

Clemson[edit]

1 234Total
Clemson 0 000 0
• Auburn 0 23217 51

[3]

Alabama[edit]

1 234Total
Alabama 3 779 26
Auburn 0 141421 49

Auburn's first win versus Alabama since 1963.

[4]

Stats[edit]

Passing[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Receiving[edit]

Defense[edit]

  • Buddy McClinton 9 INT (school record), 92 yards (LG: 24)
  • Larry Willingham 7 INT, 85 yards
  • Don Webb 4 INT, 48 yards (LG: 24)[8]

Awards[edit]

  • All-Americans: S Buddy McClinton
  • All-SEC: C Tom Banks, LB Mike Kolen, S Buddy McClinton, PK John Riley
  • Cliff Hare Award: Al Griffin[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 Auburn Football Media Guide (PDF). Auburn, Alabama: Auburn Media Relations Office. 2009. p. 189.
  2. ^ "1969–1970 Auburn University Football Schedule". Auburn University Athletics. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
  3. ^ "Auburn Buries Clemson, 51-0." Palm Beach Post. 1969 Oct 12.
  4. ^ "Auburn Defeats Alabama." Palm Beach Post. 1969 Nov 30.
  5. ^ 2011 Auburn football media supplement
  6. ^ 2011 Auburn football media supplement
  7. ^ 2011 Auburn football media supplement
  8. ^ 2011 Auburn football media supplement
  9. ^ 2011 Auburn football media supplement