Auburn Tigers Football Schedule
Auburn, Alabama is the place to be during college football season, when the Auburn
Tigers stomp all over the competition on the football field. The Tigers play home games at the Jordan-Hare Stadium, which
boasts a capacity of 87,451. The Tigers pack the house at their home stadium whenever SEC rivals like the LSU Tigers or Alabama
Crimson Tide head to Auburn to take on the Tigers, and fans come cheer on the football team in force for every big game of
the season. Whenever the Tigers take on SEC Western Division rivals at home, there isn't a vacant seat in the stadium, as
Auburn fans flock to the Jordan-Hare Stadium in their navy and orange get-ups to cheer on the Tigers to victory.
Tigers Football Conference
The Southeastern Conference is perhaps the most dominant NCAA football conference of all.
With several top teams in the nation pumping out a slew of future NFL all-stars, the SEC is a tough conference that features
all kinds of hard-hitting teams like the Auburn Tigers. The Tigers are part of the SEC's Western Division, along with the
Alabama Crimson Tide, Ole Miss Rebels, LSU Tigers, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Arkansas Razorbacks and Texas A&M Aggies.
Other SEC teams in the East also give the Tigers some hefty competition, including the Florida Gators, Kentucky Wildcats,
Georgia Bulldogs, Tennessee Volunteers, Vanderbilt Commodores, South Carolina Gamecocks and Missouri Tigers. The Auburn football
team has taken home 11 conference titles to date, including 3 when they played in the SIAA and one in the Southern Conference,
as well as 7 in the SEC.
Auburn Tigers Football Rivalries
It's no surprise that SEC teams give the Auburn
Tigers the most amount of competition year in and year out, and there are several huge rivalries that have sparked up between
the Tigers and other SEC powerhouse teams. The Tigers have one of the biggest rivalries in college football with the Georgia
Bulldogs in what is known as the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry, as these two teams have faced each other nearly annually on
the football field since 1892. The Bulldogs and Tigers have played each other more than 115 times to date (and counting),
with each and every game a thrilling one for fans of either team. The Auburn Tigers are also a big rival of the Alabama Crimson
Tide, where they play in the series dubbed the Iron Bowl, and this big game takes place every year during Thanksgiving Day
weekend, when college football reigns supreme on national television. Another big rival of Auburn's is the LSU Tigers, and
these two teams with similar mascots face off in the Tiger Bowl, which dates back to the early 1930s. Other non-SEC rivals
of the Auburn Tigers include Georgia Tech, Tulane and Clemson.
Auburn Tigers Football NFL Players
of few teams in the NCAA that have won more than one national championship, the Auburn Tigers are known for producing big
football stars that go onto pro football fame. Auburn is especially known for its top crop of running backs that make it big
in the NFL, with former Auburn backs such as Tucker Frederickson, Joe Cribbs, Ben Tate, Bo Jackson, Kevin McCleod, Brandon
Jacobs, Lionel James and Ronnie Brown all going on to play in the NFL. Other big name players to make it out of Auburn and
into the NFL include Cam Newton, Nick Fairley, Quentin Groves, Ben Grubbs, Jason Campbell, Brandon Mosley, Onterio McCalebb
and more. With all of the talent oozing out of the Auburn roster, it is somewhat surprising that the Tigers have only retired
the jerseys of three former players: No. 7 for quarterback Pat Sullivan, No. 88 for receiver Terry Beasley and No. 34 for
legendary running back Bo Jackson.
Auburn Tigers Football Trivia
What's the big deal about the Heisman
Trophy? The annual award is the highest NCAA football award given to the top player on the college circuit every year, and
the honor is such a prestigious one that even some of the most talented players in the NFL have never won the trophy. The
Auburn Tigers have seen three players in their ranks win the Heisman, however. Quarterback Pat Sullivan took home the Heisman
in the 1971 season, setting a precedent for the Tigers. The great Bo Jackson took home the Heisman in 1985, and it took another
15 years for Auburn to get another Heisman winner, when quarterback Cam Newton took home the trophy in 2010. Several teams
in the NCAA, regardless of their dominance in whatever conference they're part of, still haven't claimed a Heisman winner,
so Auburn's three Heisman Trophy winners are living proof that the Tigers are one of the very best teams in the NCAA and continue
to pass on their dominance year after year on the college football circuit.