1896 Auburn Tigers football
1896 Auburn football team.jpg
Coach John Heisman is standing at the bottom right of the photo. W. R. Tichenor is holding the football in the center.[1]
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Record3–1 (3–1 SIAA)
Head coach
CaptainW. R. Tichenor
Seasons
← 1895
1897 →
1896 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
LSU + 3 0 0 6 0 0
Georgia + 2 0 0 4 0 0
Vanderbilt 2 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 College 1 1 0 3 6 0
Sewanee 3 3 0 3 3 0
Tennessee 0 0 0 4 0 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 (TN)        
  • + – 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

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 17at MercerMacon, GAW 46–0
November 7Georgia TechAuburn, AL (rivalry)W 45–0
November 16Sewanee
W 38–6
November 26at GeorgiaL 6–12

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References

  1. ^ F. Loyd Tate; P. G. Clark; G. M. Holley; C. N. Jones; Paul Vines, eds. (1897), Glomerata 1897, vol. 1, Nashville, TN: Brandon Printing, p. 126, archived from the original (Annual) on 2011-07-19, retrieved 16 March 2011
  2. ^ Triumph Books (2006). Echoes of Georgia Football: The Greatest Stories Ever Told. ISBN 9781617490484.
  3. ^ 2009 Auburn Football Media Guide (PDF). Auburn, Alabama: Auburn Media Relations Office. 2009. p. 182.
  4. ^ "1896 Auburn University Football Schedule". Auburn University Athletics. Archived from the original on January 2, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2012.