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2005 Auburn Tigers football team

The 2005 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. Despite having four starters from the 2004 team selected in the first round of 2005 NFL Draft, Auburn finished the season with a 9–3 record, including a 7–1 record in the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers shared the SEC Western Division championship with LSU, but because the Bayou Bengals defeated Auburn 20–17 in overtime on October 22, the Tigers did not advance to the SEC Championship Game. Head coach Tommy Tuberville became only the third Tigers coach to lead Auburn to a fourth consecutive win over arch rival Alabama when the Tigers defeated the Crimson Tide 28–18 at Jordan–Hare Stadium on November 19. Auburn finished the season ranked #14 in both the Coaches Poll and AP Poll, with a #13 consensus ranking.[1]

2005 Auburn Tigers football
Auburn Tigers logo.svg
SEC Western Division co-champion
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 14
2005 record9–3 (7–1 SEC)
Head coachTommy Tuberville (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorAl Borges (2nd season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorDavid Gibbs (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumJordan–Hare Stadium
(Capacity: 87,451)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 10 Georgia x$   6 2         10 3  
South Carolina   5 3         7 5  
No. 12 Florida   5 3         9 3  
Vanderbilt   3 5         5 6  
Tennessee   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   2 6         3 8  
Western Division
No. 5 LSU xy   7 1         11 2  
No. 14 Auburn x   7 1         9 3  
No. 8 Alabama   6 2         10 2  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Mississippi State   1 7         3 8  
Ole Miss   1 7         3 8  
Championship: Georgia 34, LSU 14
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had all victories vacated by the NCAA in 2010. As such, the official record for Alabama is 0–2 (0–2).
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 36:45 pmGeorgia Tech*No. 16ESPNL 14–2387,451
September 1011:30 amMississippi State
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
JPSW 28–081,921
September 171:30 pmBall State*
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
PPVW 63–378,427
September 241:30 pmWKU*
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 37–1480,632
October 16:00 pmSouth Carolina
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
ESPN2W 48–787,451
October 156:00 pmat ArkansasNo. 21W 34–1771,673
October 226:45 pmat No. 7 LSUNo. 16ESPNL 17–20 OT92,664
October 2911:30 amOle MissNo. 19
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama (rivalry)
JPSW 27–385,791
November 512:00 pmat KentuckyNo. 17W 49–2760,519
November 126:45 pmat No. 9 GeorgiaNo. 15ESPNW 31–3092,746
November 192:30 pmNo. 8 AlabamaNo. 11
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
CBSW 28–1887,451
January 112:00 pmvs. No. 21 Wisconsin*No. 7ABCL 10–2457,221
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

RosterEdit

2005 Auburn Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Devin Aromashodu Sr
T 73 Marcus McNeill So
WR 2 Ben Obomanu Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Offensive startersEdit

Position Player
QB Brandon Cox
HB Kenny Irons
FB Jake Slaughter
WR Ben Obomanu
WR Devin Aromashodu
TE Cooper Wallace
LT Marcus McNeill
LG Ben Grubbs
C Joe Cope
RG Tim Duckworth
RT Troy Reddick

Defensive startersEdit

Position Player
LE Marquies Gunn
NG Tommy Jackson
DT Wayne Dickens
RE Stanley McClover
LB Karibi Dede
LB Travis Williams
LB Antarrious Williams
CB David Irons
SS Eric Brock
FS Will Herring
CB Jonathan Wilhite

Team captainsEdit

Position Player
WR Ben Obomanu
LT Marcus McNeill
NG Tommy Jackson
LB Travis Williams

Game summariesEdit

GeorgiaEdit

1 234Total
• Auburn 7 7710 31
Georgia 10 3710 30

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ReferencesEdit