AUBURN — The Auburn Tigers are officially five-time National Champions in football.
Yesterday morning, Auburn claimed two National Championships in football: 1957 and 2010. Now, the Tigers have claimed three additional years that the NCAA had already recognized them as the champion: 1913, 1983 and 1993.
The University did not release a statement about what led to the decision.
In 1913, Auburn went 8-0 and capped off the season with a 21-7 win over the Georgia Bulldogs.
1957 saw Auburn go 10-0 and pick up a 40-0 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide.
In 1983, Auburn, led by star running back Bo Jackson, went 11-1 and defeated the Michigan Wolverines 9-7 in the Sugar Bowl.
In 1993, Auburn went undefeated but not was not eligible for postseason play. The Tigers were the only major team in college football to finish with a perfect record.
In 2010, Auburn, led by star quarterback Cam Newton, went 14-0 and beat the Oregon Ducks 22-19 in the BCS National Championship Game.
Auburn head coach Hugh Freeze is hopeful his team will be able to reclaim its place as an annual contender for the National Championship soon. Time will tell if the Tigers can achieve that during his tenure.
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