Nostalgia Friday: 1957 National Champions
Auburn fullback Billy "Ace" Atkins runs the ball against Tennessee in 1957. The Tigers beat the defending SEC Champs 7-0 in Knoxville.
Today’s Nostalgia Friday salutes the 1957 National Championship team. In Shug Jordan’s seventh season, he led Auburn to a perfect 10–0 season. How dominant was this team? It shut out six of its opponents and gave up only 28 points all year.
Stop and think about that for a second. It’s simply amazing. In victories over Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Alabama, the Tigers beat their SEC opponents by a combined score of 75–0.
Auburn quarterback Lloyd Nix threw for 542 yards—all season. Wide receiver Jimmy “Red”Phillips accounted for 357 of those yards. Tommy Lorino carried much of the load on the ground, running for nearly 500 yards.
This clip looks at Auburn’s entire undefeated season. It was part of the 50th Anniversary celebration at Jordan-Hare Stadium during the 2007 Vanderbilt game. War Eagle, and I hope all of you have a great weekend and a Happy Fourth of July!