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This Week in Auburn History: September 28—October 4

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9/28/1957: Auburn upsets defending SEC champs #8 Tennessee 7-0 in Knoxville, holding the Vols to only six first downs and 84 yards of offense.

9/28/2002: Cadillac Williams rushes for 202 yards and two touchdowns, Auburn erases a 17-point deficit to defeat Syracuse 37-34 in three overtimes.

9/29/1944: Auburn football returns to action after a year off due to world war. The Tigers new single-wing attack blasts Howard 32-0.

9/29/1951: New Auburn coach Ralph “Shug” Jordan’s debut is a success. The Tigers, two-touchdown underdogs to Vanderbilt, defeat the ‘Dores 24-14.

9/29/1984: Walk-on Kyle Collins, replacing an injured Bo Jackson, rushes for 3 touchdowns. Auburn runs over Tennessee 29-10.

9/29/2007: Wes “Foot Lauderdale” Byrum does this:

9/30/1972: Terry Henley rushes 12 times on Auburn’s only touchdown drive of the day, the Tigers upset heavily favored #4 Tennessee 10-6.

10/1/2005: Auburn scores on its first five possessions, routs South Carolina 48-7, the second-worst loss of Steve Spurrier’s coaching career.

10/2/2004: Junior Rosegreen ties an SEC record with four interceptions, Auburn crushes #10 Tennessee, 34-10.

10/3/1959: Aubie makes his first appearance on the cover of the Auburn-Hardin-Simmons football game program.

10/03/1987: In Chapel Hill, Auburn’s Kurt Crain has 20 tackles, two interceptions, and 2.5 sacks. The #6 Tigers defeat North Carolina, 20-10.

10/4/1974: Friday night at the Orange Bowl, Auburn defeats Miami 3-0. A press box observer states: “They tried to bore each other to death.”

10/4/1995: Auburn officials announce Thursday’s game vs Mississippi State has been postponed until Saturday due to the threat of Hurricane Opal.

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