Welcome to The Podcast on the Plains, SEC Country’s daily Auburn football podcast with host Zac Blackerby. On the show Thursday, Blackerby is joined by Jeremy Henderson of The War Eagle Reader. Henderson is an Auburn historian who finds interesting stories in Auburn history. On episode 54, the experts discuss a very interesting story about the first time Auburn played Texas A&M on the gridiron.
Auburn football podcast: Texas A&M passed illness to Auburn
Here are time marks to help you navigate the podcast:
- Start of the show: Henderson begins by telling the story of Auburn’s first meeting with Texas A&M all the way back in 1911. The Tigers players became sick a couple weeks later.
- 10-minute mark: Henderson explains where the sickness could have come from and what kind of illness that Texas A&M could have been spreading.
- 14-minute mark: After the Texas A&M game, the Tigers were fine until two weeks later when they arrived at Georgia Tech. Henderson explains why it was Texas A&M that infected the Auburn football team and the Auburn coach.
- 17-minute mark: Blackerby asks about the outcome of the game featuring the first meeting between Auburn and Texas A&M. Henderson sets the scene. It was a huge crowd at the time with around 7,000 fans.
- End of the show: Henderson explains where you can find other interesting stories about Auburn history at The War Eagle Reader.
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