Auburn was first and clemson followed
Georgia and Auburn played their first football game in Piedmont Park in 1892. Auburn won 10-0.
there are a few answers to that question. One says that the clemson professor who first started a football program came to clemson from Auburn and brought the tiger mantra with him. The other says it was because of the longer hair and fading uniforms the first tiger football teams had which made them look more like tigers.
The first football game between South Carolina and Clemson was played in 1896. South Carolina won 12-6.
LSU. They were founded first, as a school and as a football program
Clemson played it in 1942.
Columbia, the home of the Gamecocks. The first 57 games of the rivalry were played in Columbia ... the first game played at Clemson was in 1960.
1896. The game in 1896 was the first in the South Carolina/Clemson rivalry. The Gamecocks won, 12-6, in Columbia.
Auburn fans say war eagle because in the first auburn vs. Georgia football game, auburn was losing. but then an injured confederate soldier let go of is eagle from the war. the eagle flew around the stadium and all the auburn fans started chanting "war eagle". auburn came back in the second half to win the very first auburn Georgia football game. but the official mascot of auburn university is the tiger. War Eagle!!
James Owens - Owens was Auburn's first African American scholarship football player. His most memorable play was a kickoff return for a touchdown in a 63-14 win over Florida in 1970.