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Oklahoma Sooners Football: Getting to Know the Auburn Tigers

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Here are some quick facts about the Auburn Tigers

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The Sooners will be facing the Auburn Tigers in the 2017 Sugar Bowl, and although the season didn’t turn out the way Sooner fans hoped it would, a trip to New Orleans is a nice consolation prize. Oklahoma will be facing a great program with a great fan base on Jan. 2, but the Sooners haven’t played the Tigers since the 1972 Sugar Bowl, which was played at Tulane Stadium and won by OU. Since we’re not as familiar with Auburn as we’d maybe like to be, here are some quick facts and tidbits about our opponent.


About Auburn

Founded: 1856 (Renamed Auburn University in 1960)

Location: Auburn, Ala. (Population: 62,059)

Total Enrollment: 28,290 (50% male, 50% female)

Stadium: Jordan-Hare Stadium (Capacity: 87,451)

All-Time Record: 742–421–47

Bowl Record: 23-15-2

Sugar Bowl Record: 2-2-1

Conference Championships: 12 (8 SEC)

National Championships: 2 (1957, 2010)

Distance from Jordan-Hare Stadium to the Superdome: 363 miles


2016 Auburn Football

2016 Record: 8-4 (5-3 SEC)

CFP Ranking: 14

Notable Wins: at LSU, vs. Arkansas

Leading Passer: QB Sean White - 129/198, 1,644 yards, 9 TD, 3 INT

Leading Rusher: RB Kamryn Pettway - 1,123 yards on 185 carries

Leading Receiver: WR Tony Stevens - 29 receptions, 466 yards, 3 touchdowns

Leading Tackler: DB Tray Matthews - 73 (42 unassisted, 31 assisted)


Auburn Traditions

War Eagle Flight

Rolling Toomer’s Corner

The Tiger Walk


Heisman Trophy Winners

Pat Sullivan, 1971

Bo Jackson, 1985

Cam Newton, 2010


Notable Moments

Punt, Bama, Punt! (1972)

Bo’s Over The Top (1982)

Cam’s Comeback (2010)

The Kick Six (2013)