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1897 Auburn Tigers football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1897 record2–0–1 (0–0–1 SIAA)
Head coachJohn Heisman
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The 1897 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1897 college football season. It was the Tigers' 6th overall season and they competed as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach John Heisman, in his 3rd year, and finished with a record of two wins, zero losses and one tie (2-0-1 overall, 0-0–1 in the SIAA).

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The 1897 football team of the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University).[1]


Date Opponent Site Result
October 23* at Mercer Macon, GA W 26–0  
October 29* at Nashville Nashville, TN W 14–4  
October 30 at Sewanee Sewanee, TN T 0–0  
*Non-Conference Game.
  • Source: 1897 Auburn football schedule[2]


  1. A. C. Vandiver; G. O. Dickey; F. W. Hare et al., eds. (1897), Glomerata 1898 (Annual), 1, Chicago, IL: A. L. Swift, p. 99,, retrieved 16 March 2011
  2. (PDF) 2009 Auburn Football Media Guide. Auburn, Alabama: Auburn Media Relations Office. 2009. p. 182.