1932 Auburn Tigers football
SoCon co–champion
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1932 record9–0–1 (6–0–1 SoCon)
Head coach
CaptainJimmy Hitchcock
Home stadiumDrake Field
Uniform
Seasons
← 1931
1933 →
1932 Southern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Tennessee + 7 0 1 9 0 1
Auburn + 6 0 1 9 0 1
LSU + 4 0 0 6 3 1
VPI 6 1 0 8 1 0
Vanderbilt 4 1 2 6 1 2
NC State 3 1 1 6 1 2
Alabama 5 2 0 8 2 0
Tulane 5 2 1 6 2 1
Duke 5 3 0 7 3 0
Georgia Tech 4 4 1 4 5 1
Kentucky 4 5 0 4 5 0
Virginia 2 3 0 5 4 0
Ole Miss 2 3 0 5 6 0
Georgia 2 4 2 2 5 2
Maryland 2 4 0 5 6 0
North Carolina 2 5 1 3 5 2
South Carolina 1 2 1 5 4 2
VMI 1 4 0 2 8 0
Washington and Lee 1 4 0 1 9 0
Florida 1 6 0 3 6 0
Clemson 0 4 0 3 5 1
Mississippi State 0 4 0 3 5 0
Sewanee 0 6 0 2 7 1
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1932 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1932 Southern Conference football season. Led by head coach Chet A. Wynne, the team went 9–0–1. The Tigers made an undefeated season and were named Southern Conference champions. The team featured Jimmy Hitchcock and Gump Ariail.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 24Birmingham–Southern*W 61–0[1]
October 1Erskine*W 77–0
October 8Duke*W 18–7
October 15at Georgia TechW 6–0
October 22at TulaneW 19–7
October 29Ole Miss
  • Cramton Bowl
  • Montgomery, Alabama
W 14–7
November 5Howard (AL)*dagger
  • Cramton Bowl
  • Montgomery, Alabama
W 25–0[2]
November 12Florida
  • Cramton Bowl
  • Montgomery, Alabama
W 21–6
November 19vs. GeorgiaW 14–7
December 3South Carolina*
  • Legion Field
  • Birmingham, Alabama
T 20–20[3]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

Season summary

Birmingham–Southern

The season opened with a 61–0 defeat of Birmingham–Southern.

Erskine

In the second week of play, Erskine was beaten 77–0.

Duke

Auburn defeated coach Wallace Wade's Duke Blue Devils 18–7. On Jimmy Hitchcock's play, Wade said ""I have never seen a finer all-around back play against one of my teams."[5]

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech was beaten 6–0.

Tulane

Auburn beat the defending SoCon champion Tulane team 19–7. Hitchcock returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown, and soon after had a 63-yard touchdown run out of a punting formation.[5]

Ole Miss

Ole Miss was beaten by Auburn 14–7.

Howard

Howard was beaten 25–0 .

Florida

Auburn beat Florida 21–6. Hitchcock was taken out of a game for the first time in his career.[6]

Georgia

In Columbus, Georgia was defeated 14–7 .

South Carolina

The season closed with a 20–20 tie against coach Billy Laval's South Carolina Gamecocks.[7]

Postseason

Jimmy Hitchcock was All-American.

References

  1. ^ "Auburn rolls up score over Southern by 61–0". The Montgomery Advertiser. September 24, 1932. Retrieved February 28, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Auburn's machine shatters Howard". The Chattanooga Times. November 6, 1932. Retrieved January 29, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Gamecocks shock Auburn, 20–20 tie". The Birmingham News. December 4, 1932. Retrieved January 27, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "1932 Auburn University Football Schedule". Auburn University Athletics. Retrieved April 28, 2014.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b Jimmy Hitchcock at the College Football Hall of Fame
  6. ^ "Auburn Takes Another Step To Title, 21-6". The Anniston Star. November 13, 1932. p. 12. Retrieved July 30, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  7. ^ The Associated Press (December 4, 1932). "South Carolina Upsets Auburn In Feature Tilt". Florence Morning News. p. 6. Retrieved December 26, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access