Auburn–Tulane football rivalry
|First meeting||November 25, 1902|
Auburn 0, Tulane 0
|Latest meeting||October 21, 2006|
Auburn 38, Tulane 13
|Next meeting||September 7, 2019|
|All-time series||Tulane leads, 17–14–6 (.541)|
|Largest victory||Tulane, 52–0 (1929)|
|Longest win streak||Tulane, 5 (1946–50)|
|Current win streak||Auburn, 1 (2006–present)|
Series history[edit | edit source]
The first game took place on October 25, 1902, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Both teams played in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) until leaving in 1922 to form the Southern Conference. Tulane and Auburn were charter members of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in 1932 and played annually until 1955. The rivalry was renewed in 2006. The rivalry was notable for its back-and-forth nature, featuring 3 scoreless ties in a row from 1936 to 1938.
Game results[edit | edit source]
|Auburn victories||Tulane victories||Tie games|
Notable games[edit | edit source]
1932: Hitchcock upsets Green Wave[edit | edit source]
Led by All-American Jimmy Hitchcock, Auburn upset the Green Wave 19–7. It was called by one sports editor "the most glamorous football conquest in the annals of Auburn football." Hitchcock scored first when he intercepted a pass from Tulane's All-American, Don Zimmerman, and ran 60 yards for a touchdown, with the key block provided by Dave Ariail. The second touchdown was a 63-yard run from Hitchcock out of a punt formation.
1955: Tulane upsets #8 Auburn[edit | edit source]
In the last matchup until 2006, Gene Newton threw two touchdowns in a 27–13 upset of 8th ranked Auburn.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Tulane adds Auburn and Missouri State to 2019 football schedule". 10 March 2017.
- "ELEVENS REPEAT PERFORMANCE OF PAST TWO YEARS". Monroe Morning World. AP. October 2, 1938. p. 9. Retrieved August 3, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
A scoreless tie for the third straight year was the story of the annual renewal of football rivalry between the Auburn Plainsmen and Tulane Green Wave here today.
- "TULANE FAILS TO HATCH PLAY OF ARCHRIVAL". The Times. AP. October 6, 1940. p. 18. Retrieved August 3, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Auburn Tulane Renew Rivalry". Alabama Journal. AP. October 21, 1944. p. 8. Retrieved August 3, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Winsipedia - Auburn Tigers vs. Tulane Green Wave football series history".
- "Auburn-Tulane Meet Saturday". The Anniston Star. AP. October 21, 1947. p. 8. Retrieved October 10, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
The Auburn-Tulane rivalry is one of the oldest and closest in the South.
- "Sportively Speaking". Alabama Journal. October 26, 1951. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Plainsmen Absorb 1st Loss". The Orlando Sentinel. October 30, 1955.
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