Jan 3, 2014; Newport Beach, CA, USA; General view of an Auburn Tigers helmet at a 2014 BCS National Championship press conference at Newport Beach Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Auburn Tigers retroactively claim 1993 national championship on team website

1993 was the first season for Terry Bowden as the head coach of the Auburn Tigers football program, and boy was it a successful one. The team went 11-0 in the regular season and were the only team in the country to finish with an unblemished record.

 1993 Season / 11-0 Overall / 8-0 SEC
 Date
 Score  Location  Att.
 09/02/93
W
 Auburn 16, Ole Miss 12  Auburn, Ala.  78,246
 09/11/93
W
 Auburn 35, Samford 7  Auburn, Ala.  68,936
 09/18/93
W
 Auburn 34, LSU 10  Baton Rouge, La.  71,936
 09/25/93
W
 (25) Auburn 35, Southern Miss 24  Auburn, Ala.  83,476
 10/02/93
W
 (23) Auburn 14, Vanderbilt 10  Nashville, Tenn.  40,527
 10/09/93
W
 (22) Auburn 31, Mississippi St. 17  Auburn, Ala.  84,222
 10/16/93
W
 (19) Auburn 38, (4) Florida 35  Auburn, Ala.  85,214
 10/30/93
W
 (9) Auburn 31, Arkansas 21  Fayetteville, Ark.  50,100
 11/06/93
W
 (8) Auburn 55, New Mexico State 14  Auburn, Ala.  82,128
 11/13/93
W
 (7) Auburn 42, Georgia 28  Athens, Ga.  85,434
 11/20/93
W
 (6) Auburn 22, (11) Alabama 14  Auburn, Ala.  85,214

The only problem was, the Tigers football program was ineligible for postseason play thus making it impossible to win the national championship.

Well 21 years later, that doesn’t seem to matter much to the Tigers as if you go to their official website, they’re claiming that specific team won a national championship as they’re listed among other title-winning squads such as the 2010 Cam Newton team.

Here’s the good news. For all of the Alabama Crimson Tide fans that catch a lot of flack for claiming false titles, you can now target all of those Auburn fans throughout the years that thrust that anger upon you.

 

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