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1974 Auburn Tigers football
Gator Bowl, W 27–3 vs. Texas
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 6
1974 record10–2 (4–2 SEC)
Head coachRalph Jordan
Home stadiumJordan-Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1973
1975 →
1974 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5/2 Alabama 6 0 0     11 1 0
#8/6 Auburn 4 2 0     10 2 0
Georgia 4 2 0     6 6 0
#17/17 Mississippi State 3 3 0     9 3 0
#15/12 Florida 3 3 0     8 4 0
Kentucky 3 3 0     6 5 0
#20/15 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 / Coaches Poll

The 1974 Auburn Tigers football team under the leadership of coach Ralph "Shug" 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.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 14, 1974* vs. Louisville Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 16–3   25,000
September 21, 1974* UT Chattanooga Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 52–0   42,000
September 28, 1974 #14 Tennessee Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 21–0   64,293
October 4, 1974* at #16 Miami(FL) #11 Orange BowlMiami, FL W 3–0   33,490
October 12, 1974 Kentucky #10 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 31–13   52,111
October 19, 1974* Georgia Tech #5 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 31–22   62,907
October 26, 1974* Florida State #5 Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 38–6   58,709
November 2, 1974 at #11 Florida #5 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL L 14–25   64,912
November 9, 1974 Mississippi State #10 Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 24–20   38,000
November 16, 1974 Georgia #7 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 17–13   64,748
November 29, 1974 vs. #2 Alabama #7 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) L 13–17   71,224
December 30, 1974* vs. #11 Texas #6 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) W 27–3   63,811
*Non-Conference Game.

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ReferencesEdit

  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
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