1931 Auburn Tigers football
Auburn Tigers logo (pre-1971).png
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Record5–3–1 (3–3 SoCon)
Head coach
Captain
2
  • Chattie Davidson
  • J. D. Bush
Home stadiumDrake Field
Seasons
← 1930
1932 →
1931 Southern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Tulane $ 8 0 0 11 1 0
Tennessee 6 0 1 9 0 1
Alabama 7 1 0 9 1 0
Georgia 6 1 0 8 2 0
Maryland 4 1 1 8 1 1
Kentucky 4 2 2 5 2 2
LSU 3 2 0 5 4 0
South Carolina 3 3 1 5 4 1
Duke 3 3 1 5 3 2
Auburn 3 3 0 5 3 0
Sewanee 3 3 0 6 3 1
Vanderbilt 3 4 0 5 4 0
North Carolina 2 3 3 4 3 3
Washington and Lee 2 3 0 4 5 1
Florida 2 4 2 2 6 2
Georgia Tech 2 4 1 2 7 1
VMI 2 4 0 3 6 1
NC State 2 4 0 3 6 0
VPI 1 4 1 3 4 2
Clemson 1 4 0 1 6 2
Ole Miss 1 5 0 2 6 1
Virginia 0 5 1 2 6 1
Mississippi A&M 0 5 0 2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1931 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1931 Southern Conference football season. Led by second-year head coach Chet A. Wynne, the team went 5–3–1, which was the team's first winning season since 1925.[1]

1931 was the first and only time Auburn has played the University of Wisconsin during the regular season, though they have since played twice in bowl games.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 25Birmingham–Southern*W 24–6[3]
October 10at Wisconsin*T 7–7[4]
October 17at Georgia TechW 13–0[5]
October 24vs. FloridaL 12–13[6]
October 31Spring Hill*daggerW 27–7[7]
November 7Tulane
  • Cramton Bowl
  • Montgomery, AL (rivlary)
L 0–27[8]
November 14SewaneeW 12–0[9]
November 21vs. GeorgiaL 6–12[10]
November 26South Carolina
  • Cramton Bowl
  • Montgomery, AL
W 13–6[11]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

References

  1. ^ "Auburn University Football 1920s Seasons". Auburn University Athletics. Archived from the original on October 26, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  2. ^ "mcubed.net Auburn versus Wisconsin". mcubed.net. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  3. ^ "Driving backs carry Auburn to 24–6 win over Southern". The Montgomery Advertiser. September 26, 1931. Retrieved February 28, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Badgers held to 7–7 deadlock". The Wisconsin State Journal. October 11, 1931. Retrieved June 5, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Auburn Plainsmen ride over Tech by 13 to 0 score". Nashville Banner. October 18, 1931. Retrieved June 5, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Gators halt Auburn comeback, 13–12". Tampa Sunday Tribune. October 25, 1931. Retrieved June 5, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Auburn takes to air to grab east 27–7 victory over Spring Hill". The Montgomery Advertiser. November 1, 1931. Retrieved April 24, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Tulane trounces Auburn gridders". The News and Observer. November 8, 1931. Retrieved June 5, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Auburn plays consistent game to beat Sewanee, 12–0". The Birmingham News. November 15, 1931. Retrieved August 12, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Georgia licks game Auburn team, 12–6". The Charlotte Observer. November 22, 1931. Retrieved June 5, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Auburn ends season by whipping strong Gamecocks". The Montgomery Advertiser. November 27, 1931. Retrieved January 27, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.