2011 Auburn Tigers football team

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2011 Auburn Tigers football
AuburnTigers.svg
Chick-fil-A Bowl Champions
Chick-fil-A Bowl vs. Virginia, W 43–24
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference Western Division
2011 record8–5 (4–4 SEC)
Head coachGene Chizik (3rd year)
Offensive coordinatorGus Malzahn
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorTed Roof
Base defense4–3, Tampa 2
Home stadiumJordan–Hare Stadium
(Capacity: 87,451)
Seasons
« 20102012 »
 
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2011 Auburn Tigers football
AuburnTigers.svg
Chick-fil-A Bowl Champions
Chick-fil-A Bowl vs. Virginia, W 43–24
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference Western Division
2011 record8–5 (4–4 SEC)
Head coachGene Chizik (3rd year)
Offensive coordinatorGus Malzahn
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorTed Roof
Base defense4–3, Tampa 2
Home stadiumJordan–Hare Stadium
(Capacity: 87,451)
Seasons
« 20102012 »
2011 SEC football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Eastern Division
#19 Georgia x 71    104 
#9 South Carolina 62    112 
Florida 35    76 
Vanderbilt 26    67 
Kentucky 26    57 
Tennessee 17    57 
Western Division
#2 LSU x 80    131 
#1 Alabama  71    121 
#5 Arkansas 62    112 
Auburn 44    85 
Mississippi State 26    76 
Ole Miss 08    210 
Championship: LSU 42, Georgia 10
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the college football season of 2011–2012. The team was coached by Gene Chizik, who was in his third season with Auburn. The Tigers played its home games at Jordan–Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama, and competes in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Tigers entered the 2011 season after winning the 2010 BCS National Championship. Auburn finished the year 8–5 overall, 4–4 in SEC play, fourth in the West Division season. They were invited to the Chick-fil-A Bowl where they defeated Virginia 43–24.

Previous season[edit]

During the 2010–2011 campaign, the Tigers finished the season undefeated, 14–0, with wins over No. 12 South Carolina, No. 12 Arkansas, No. 6 LSU, longtime rival Georgia, No. 9 Alabama, No. 18 South Carolina for a second time in the SEC Championship, and No. 2 Oregon in the BCS National Championship Game.[1] They finished the season as the consensus National Champions, being voted No. 1 in the AP and Coaches' Polls in securing Auburn's first national title since 1957.[2] In addition to the national title, junior quarterback Cam Newton became the third Auburn player to win the Heisman Trophy.[3]

Coaching staff[edit]

NamePositionAlma materYear Entering
Gene ChizikHead CoachFlorida3rd
Gus MalzahnOffensive Coordinator/QuarterbacksHenderson State3rd
Ted RoofDefensive Coordinator/LinebackersGeorgia Tech3rd
Trooper TaylorAssistant head coach/Wide receiversBaylor3rd
Curtis LuperRunning backs/Recruiting CoordinatorStephen F. Austin3rd
Jeff GrimesOffensive lineUTEP3rd
Jay BoulwareSpecial teams Coordinator/Tight endsTexas3rd
Mike PeltonDefensive lineAuburn1st
Phillip LolleyCornerbacksLivingston12th
Tommy ThigpenSafetiesNorth Carolina3rd
Kevin YoxallHead Strength and Conditioning CoachTCU12th

Returning starters[edit]

Offense[edit]

PlayerClassPosition
Onterrio McCallebbJuniorRunning Back
Emory BlakeJuniorWide Receiver
Philip LutzenkirchenJuniorHB/TE/WR
Brandon MoselySeniorRight Tackle

Defense[edit]

PlayerClassPosition
Nosa EguaeSophRight End
Daren BatesJuniorLeft Outside Linebacker
T'Sharvin BellJuniorLeft Cornerback
Neiko ThorpeSeniorSafety

Special teams[edit]

PlayerClassPosition
Josh HarrisJuniorLong Snapper

Key losses[edit]

Dismissed from team

Quit team during spring

Current roster

Transfers

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponent#Rank#SiteTVResultAttendance
September 311:00 amUtah State*#23Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, ALESPN2W 42–38  85,245
September 1011:30 am#16 Mississippi StateJordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, ALSECNW 41–34  87,451
September 1711:00 amat Clemson*#21Memorial StadiumClemson, SCABCL 24–38  81,514
September 246:00 pmFlorida Atlantic*Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, ALSECRNW 30–14  82,249
October 12:30 pmat #10 South CarolinaWilliams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SCCBSW 16–13  81,767
October 86:00 pmat #10 Arkansas#15Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, ARESPNL 14–38  74,191
October 156:00 pmFlorida#24Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Rivalry)ESPNW 17–6  87,451
October 222:30 pmat #1 LSU#19Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Tiger Bowl)CBSL 10–45  93,098
October 296:00 pmOle MissJordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, ALESPNUW 41–23  85,347
November 122:30 pmat #14 GeorgiaSanford StadiumAthens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry)CBSL 7–45  92,746
November 1912:00 pm(FCS) Samford*daggerJordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, ALPPVW 35–16  84,842
November 262:30 pm#2 AlabamaJordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Iron Bowl)CBSL 14–42  87,451
December 316:30 pmvs. Virginia*Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (Chick-fil-A Bowl)ESPNW 43–24  72,919
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time Zone.

Game notes[edit]

Utah State[edit]

1234Total
Utah State14731438
Auburn77141442

[4]


Mississippi State[edit]

#16 Mississippi State at Auburn
1234Total
Mississippi State14103734
Auburn14173741

[5]


Clemson[edit]

1234Total
Auburn1473024
Clemson02114338


Florida Atlantic[edit]

1234Total
Florida Atlantic330814
Auburn10020030


South Carolina[edit]

Auburn at #10 South Carolina
1234Total
Auburn360716
South Carolina607013

[6]


Arkansas[edit]

1234Total
Auburn1400014
Arkansas71471038


Florida[edit]

1234Total
Florida06006
Auburn7001017

[7]


LSU[edit]

1234Total
Auburn300710
LSU71421345


Ole Miss[edit]

Ole Miss at #23 Auburn
1234Total
Ole Miss7100623
Auburn143141041

[8]


Georgia[edit]

1234Total
Auburn70007
Georgia14213745


Samford[edit]

1234Total
Samford0103316
Auburn7771435


Alabama[edit]

1234Total
Alabama141031542
Auburn707014


Chick-fil-A Bowl[edit]

Chick-fil-A Bowl
#25 Auburn vs. Virginia
1234Total
Virginia7107024
Auburn72112343

[9]


Recruiting class[edit]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
PollPre1234567891011121314Final 
AP23RV21RVRV152419RV2524RVRVNRNRRV 
Coaches'192219RVRV23RV23RVRV25RVRVNRNRRV 
HarrisNot releasedRV21RV2525RVRVRVRVNot released 
BCSNot released202322202424NR25Not released


References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Auburn Football". AuburnTigers.cstv.com. Auburn University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ "2010 NCAA Football Rankings – Postseason". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on 25 February 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cam Newton wins Heisman Trophy". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 13, 2010. Retrieved February 8, 2011. 
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