1974 Auburn Tigers football team

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1974 Auburn Tigers football
Auburn Tigers logo.svg
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl, W 27–3 vs. Texas
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 6
1974 record10–2 (4–2 SEC)
Head coachRalph Jordan (24th season)
Home stadiumJordan–Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1973
1975 →
1974 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Alabama $ 6 0 0     11 1 0
No. 8 Auburn 4 2 0     10 2 0
Georgia 4 2 0     6 6 0
No. 17 Mississippi State 3 3 0     9 3 0
No. 15 Florida 3 3 0     8 4 0
Kentucky 3 3 0     6 5 0
No. 20 Tennessee 2 3 1     7 3 2
Vanderbilt 2 3 1     7 3 2
LSU 2 4 0     5 5 1
Ole Miss 0 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1974 Auburn Tigers football team under the leadership of head coach Ralph Jordan completed the regular season with a record of 9–2, earning them an invitation to the Gator Bowl against Texas, which they won by a score of 27–3. They completed the season with a record of 10–2 and were ranked #8 in the AP poll and #6 in the UPI.[1]

Four players were named all-SEC first team for 1974: defensive end Rusty Deen, linebacker Ken Bernich, safety Mike Fuller, and center Lee Gross.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 14vs. Louisville*W 16–325,000
September 21Chattanooga*W 52–042,000
September 28No. 14 Tennessee
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, AL
W 21–064,293
October 4at No. 16 Miami (FL)*No. 11W 3–033,490
October 12KentuckyNo. 10
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, AL
W 31–1352,111
October 19Georgia Tech*No. 5
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, AL
W 31–2262,907
October 26Florida State*No. 5
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, AL
W 38–658,709
November 2at No. 11 FloridaNo. 5L 14–2564,912
November 9Mississippi StateNo. 10W 24–2038,000
November 16GeorgiaNo. 7
W 17–1364,748
November 29vs. No. 2 AlabamaNo. 7
L 13–1771,224
December 30vs. No. 11 Texas*No. 6W 27–363,811
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

[2]

Season summary[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tennessee 0 0 0 0 0
Auburn 0 6 0 15 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Auburn Tigers Football Media Guide, Auburn University Athletic Department, Auburn, Alabama, p. 184 (2011). Retrieved August 19, 2011
  2. ^ 2005 Auburn Tigers Football Media Guide, Auburn University Athletic Department, Auburn, Alabama, pp. 142–143 (2005). Retrieved August 19, 2011