Special Sub-Topic: Auburn Football: Bowl Games
|What was the first bowl game that Auburn ever played in?|
Bacardi Bowl. Coach Jack Meagher's Tigers tied Villanova 7-7 in the 1937 Bacardi Bowl, played in Havana, Cuba.
|Auburn once appeared in the same bowl twice in the same calendar year. The year was 1954...What bowl game was it?|
Gator Bowl. Auburn lost to Texas Tech 35-13 on January 1, 1954, then beat Baylor 33-13 on December 31 of that year.
|Auburn tasted Sugar 3 times in Pat Dye's tenure as coach (1984-88-89). What was his his record in the 3 Sugar Bowls in which he coached?|
1-1-1. Auburn beat Michigan 9-7 in 1984, lost to Florida State 13-7 in 1989, and tied Syracuse 16-16 in 1988.
|In the 1983 Sugar Bowl, who made 3 field goals, providing Auburn's only points?|
Al Del Greco. Al Del Greco provided Auburn's only scores in the 9-7 win over Michigan.
|In 2003, Auburn won the Capital One Bowl as a heavy underdog against a Penn State team with Heisman finalist Larry Johnson at RB. The Auburn defense held him under 80 yards on the day, while this second-string Auburn running back stole the spotlight, gaining 180+ yards. Who was that other RB?|
Ronnie Brown. Ronnie had a stellar season, gaining over 1000 yards in only roughly half a season after he replaced starting RB Carnell Williams during the 6th game of the season at Florida, when Carnell broke his leg. Carnell was averaging 5.4 yards per carry before his injury, Ronnie ended up at 5.6.
|Ralph "Shug" Jordan coached his last bowl game in 1974, with a 27-3 victory in the Gator Bowl. Who did Auburn beat?|
Texas. Auburn beat the 'Horns, and Shug finished with a record of 5-7 all time in bowls.
|On January 1, 1990, Auburn won in its only appearance ever in the now-defunct Hall of Fame Bowl. Reggie Slack, Auburn's 3 year starter at QB, was spectacular in his last game in an Auburn jersey. Whose secondary did he have the pleasure of picking apart that day?|
Ohio State. Auburn defeated the Buckeyes 31-14. A fitting end to a great career for Slack.
|Pat Dye only lost 2 bowl games in his 12 year tenure at Auburn?|
t. His teams compiled a record of 6-2-1 in bowls, with the two losses coming to Texas A&M in the 1986 Cotton Bowl, and to Florida State in the 1989 Sugar Bowl.
|On Janury 1, 1987, Auburn beat USC 16-7 in the _______ Bowl?|
Citrus. This was the 2nd in what would become a string of 5 New Year's Day Bowls in a row for Coach Dye's Tigers. (Actually, the 1989 Sugar Bowl was on January 2nd, but you get the idea).
|In the 1997 Peach Bowl, Auburn was losing to Clemson 0-17 in the 3rd quarter before Auburn stormed back to win 21-17. What QB led the Tigers back?|
Dameyune Craig. Dameyune's last hurrah as an Auburn Tiger, it was a marvelous performance, during a year in which he was accountable for over 80% of Auburn's offensive production, from passing and scrambling. Some say it was a one-man team, but that one man was good enough to lead the Tigers to a 10-3 record and to the SEC Championship Game against the Peyton Manning-led Tennessee Vols, who edged the Tigers in a 30-29 thriller.
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