BCS national championship: So you think you’re an Auburn football fan? Take our quiz

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As Auburn University prepares to take the field tonight in this season’s BCS championship game against Oregon in a battle of unbeatens (ESPN, 8:30 p.m, in Glendale, Ariz.), here’s your opportunity to prove your grasp of Auburn gridiron-ology. Get more than half right in this quiz and you surely know your stuff.

Prior to 2010, Auburn won its only outright national football championship in what year?

1943

 

1957

 

1971

 

1994

 

This year’s starting offensive line averages how many pounds?

275

 

290

 

304

 

325

 

Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium is the eighth-largest on-campus stadium in the country with 87,451 seats. But before a series of expansions, what was its original capacity when opened in 1939?

7,500

 

15,000

 

30,000

 

45,000

 

After winning the Heisman Trophy in 1985 and becoming the No. 1 overall NFL draft choice, Bo Jackson instead signed a major league baseball contract with this team:

St. Louis Cardinals

 

New York Yankees

 

Atlanta Braves

 

Kansas City Royals

 

Auburn held its first home game against an integrated team (Wake Forest) in what year?

1958

 

1966

 

1971

 

1975

 

What famous figure in college football history once coached the Tigers for five years?

Knute Rockne

 

Bear Bryant

 

John Heisman

 

Joe Paterno

 

Sports Illustrated once rated the Auburn-Alabama football rivalry as the second biggest in American sports behind what other rivalry?

Yankees versus Red Sox

 

Celtics versus Lakers

 

Ohio State versus Michigan in football

 

Duke versus North Carolina in basketball

 

Auburn owns a losing record against all but one of the following Southeastern Conference opponents. Which team is it?

Louisiana State

 

Vanderbilt

 

Alabama

 

Georgia

 

Besides retiring the numbers of its two Heisman Trophy winners (Bo Jackson, #34, and Pat Sullivan, #7), Auburn has only retired one other number (88). Which player wore it?

Tracy Rocker

 

Terry Beasley

 

Nick Fairley

 

Tucker Frederickson

 

Current quarterback Cam Newton, whose father reportedly tried to sell his son’s services to Mississippi State for between $100,000 and $180,000, began his college career at what other SEC school?

Florida

 

Tennessee

 

Mississippi

 

Kentucky

 

Who coached Auburn to a perfect 13-0 season in 2004, only to see Southern Cal crowned the national champion?

Pat Dye

 

Shug Jordan

 

Terry Bowden

 

Tommy Tuberville

 

The famous Tiger Walk refers to which of the following?

The strut players use after scoring a touchdown

 

The team’s pregame stroll from the athletic dorm to the stadium

 

The determined sideline pacing of former coach Shug Jordan

 

The pre-snap, man-in-motion style used by the Auburn offense.