1968 Auburn Tigers football
Sun Bowl champion
Sun Bowl, W 34–10 vs. Arizona
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 16
1968 record7–4 (4–2 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumCliff Hare Stadium
Legion Field
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 8 Georgia $ 5 0 1 8 1 2
No. 13 Tennessee 4 1 1 8 2 1
No. 17 Alabama 4 2 0 8 3 0
LSU 4 2 0 8 3 0
No. 16 Auburn 4 2 0 7 4 0
Florida 3 2 1 6 3 1
Ole Miss 3 2 1 7 3 1
Vanderbilt 1 3 1 5 4 1
Mississippi State 0 4 1 0 8 2
Kentucky 0 7 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1968 NCAA University Division football season. It was the Tigers' 77th overall and 35th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Ralph "Shug" Jordan, in his 18th year, and played their home games at Cliff Hare Stadium in Auburn and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished with a record of seven wins and four losses (7–4 overall, 4–2 in the SEC) and with a victory over Arizona in the Sun Bowl.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 21SMU*L 28–37
September 28at Mississippi StateW 26–0
October 5at KentuckyW 26–7
October 12at Clemson*W 21–10
October 19Georgia Tech*L 20–21
October 26No. 9 Miami*
  • Cliff Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 31–6
November 2at No. 20 FloridaW 24–13
November 9No. 5 TennesseeNo. 18
  • Legion Field
  • Birmingham, Alabama
W 28–14
November 16No. 5 GeorgiaNo. 12
L 3–17
November 30vs. No. 15 AlabamaNo. 18
L 16–24
December 28vs. Arizona*W 34–10
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Personnel

1968 Auburn Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OL Tom Banks
QB Dwight Brisendine
QB Loran Carter
OL Richard Cheek
WR Tim Christian
RB Wallace Clark
RB Mac Crawford
RB Mike Currier
RB Larry Ellis
WR Connie Frederick
WR Al Griffin
OL Jerry Gordon
OL Bucky Howard
RB Dwight Hurston
OL Johnny McDonald
OL Bill Moody
WR Mike Shows
QB Tommy Traylor
RB Mickey Zofko
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL David Campbell
DB Sonny Ferguson
DL Bill James
LB Mike Kolen
DB Buddy McClinton
DL Jim Samford
DL Durwood Sauls
DB Merrill Shirley
LB Bobby Strickland
DB Don Webb
LB Ron Yarborough
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt

References

  1. ^ 2009 Auburn Football Media Guide (PDF). Auburn, Alabama: Auburn Media Relations Office. 2009. p. 189.
  2. ^ "1968–1969 Auburn University Football Schedule". Auburn University Athletics. Archived from the original on January 2, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2012.