1896 Auburn Tigers football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1896 record3–1 (3–1 SIAA)
Head coachJohn Heisman (2nd season)
CaptainW. R. Tichenor
Seasons
← 1895
1897 →
1896 SIAA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
LSU § 3 0 0     6 0 0
Georgia § 2 0 0     4 0 0
Vanderbilt 3 0 2     3 2 2
Auburn 3 1 0     3 1 0
Georgia Tech 1 1 1     1 1 1
Texas 1 1 0     4 2 1
Alabama 1 1 0     2 1 0
Kentucky State 1 1 0     3 6 0
Sewanee 3 3 0     3 3 0
Tulane 1 2 0     3 2 0
SW Presbyterian 0 1 0     0 1 0
Nashville 0 1 1     0 1 1
Mercer 0 2 1     0 2 1
Central (KY) 0 2 1     0 3 1
Mississippi A&M 0 2 0     0 4 0
Cumberland            
§ – Conference co-champions

The 1896 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1896 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. It was the Tigers' fifth season. The team was led by head coach John Heisman, in his second year, and finished with a record of three wins and one loss (3–1 overall, 3–1 in the SIAA). The team's captain was Reynolds Tichenor.

The Georgia–Auburn game was a 12 to 6 victory by Georgia to finish its first undefeated season under Pop Warner. The game featured Tichenor's brilliant punt returns.[2]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 17at MercerMacon, GAW 46–0
November 7Georgia TechAuburn, ALW 45–0
November 16Sewanee
W 38–6
November 26at GeorgiaL 6–12
  • Source: 1896 Auburn football schedule[3][4]

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