1917 Auburn Tigers football team
|1917 Auburn Tigers football|
|Conference||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association|
|1917 record||6–2–1 (5–1 SIAA)|
|Head coach||Mike Donahue|
|Home stadium||Drake Field|
|1917 SIAA football standings|
|Georgia Tech $||4||–||0||–||0||9||–||0||–||0|
The 1917 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1917 college football season. It was the Tigers' 26th season and they competed as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach Mike Donahue, in his 13th year, and played their home games at Drake Field in Auburn, Alabama. They finished with a record of six wins, two losses and one tie (6–2–1 overall, 5–1 in the SIAA).
Led by Walter Camp All-America Honorable Mention Moon Ducote, Auburn lost its two games to Davidson and Georgia Tech, widely regarded as the two best teams in the south. Georgia Tech was the south's first national champion. Auburn held undefeated Big Ten champion Ohio State to a scoreless tie. Auburn stopped Ohio State inside its 10-yard line five times. Auburn's biggest win was 68–0 over Florida.
|October 6||Howard||Drake Field • Auburn, AL||W 53–0|
|October 13||Camp Sheridan*||Montgomery, AL||W 13–0|
|October 19||at Clemson||Riggs Field • Clemson, SC||W 7–0|
|October 27||Mississippi A&M||Rickwood Field • Birmingham, AL||W 13–6|
|November 3||Florida||Drake Field • Auburn, AL (Rivalry)||W 68–0|
|November 10||vs. Davidson*||Atlanta, GA||L 7–21|
|November 17||at Vanderbilt||Dudley Field • Nashville, TN||W 31–7|
|November 24||Ohio State*||Soldiers Field • Montgomery, AL||T 0–0|
|November 29||at Georgia Tech||Grant Field • Atlanta, GA (Rivalry)||L 7–68|
- Bernie McCarty (February 1988). "Georgia Tech's 1917 backfield, better than Four Horsemen" (PDF). College Football Historical Society. 1 (3).
- Phillip Marshall. Stadium Stories: Auburn Tigers. p. 12.
- "Auburn Tigers Play Ohio State To Scoreless Tie". November 25, 1917. p. 3. Retrieved July 12, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Auburn Had Little Trouble Defeating The Light Gator Eleven". The Florida Alligator. November 7, 1917.
- 2009 Auburn Football Media Guide (PDF). Auburn, Alabama: Auburn Media Relations Office. 2009. p. 185.
- "1917 Auburn University Football Schedule". Auburn University Athletics. Retrieved December 19, 2012.