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The 1961 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. It was the Tigers' 70th overall and 28th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Ralph "Shug" Jordan, in his 11th year, and played their home games at Cliff Hare Stadium in Auburn and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished with a record of six wins and four losses (6–4 overall, 3–4 in the SEC).

1961 Auburn Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1961 record6–4 (3–4 SEC)
Head coachRalph Jordan (11th season)
Home stadiumCliff Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Alabama + 7 0 0     11 0 0
No. 4 LSU + 6 0 0     10 1 0
No. 5 Ole Miss 5 1 0     9 2 0
No. 13 Georgia Tech 4 3 0     7 4 0
Tennessee 4 3 0     6 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     4 5 1
Auburn 3 4 0     6 4 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     5 5 0
Georgia 2 5 0     3 7 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0     5 5 0
Tulane 1 5 0     2 8 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0     2 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 30at TennesseeW 24–21
October 7KentuckyL 12–14
October 14Chattanooga*
  • Cliff Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 35–7
October 21at No. 8 Georgia TechL 6–7
October 28Clemson*
  • Cliff Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 24–14
November 4Wake Forest*
  • Cliff Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 21–7
November 11Mississippi StateL 10–11
November 18at GeorgiaW 10–7
November 25Florida
  • Cliff Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama (rivalry)
W 32–15
December 2vs. No. 1 Alabama
L 0–34
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • Source: 1961 Auburn football schedule[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2009 Auburn Football Media Guide (PDF). Auburn, Alabama: Auburn Media Relations Office. 2009. p. 188.
  2. ^ "1961–1962 Auburn University Football Schedule". Auburn University Athletics. Retrieved December 18, 2012.