But the Paisley-born centre-back will try to shut out the importance of the occasion when he takes to the Hampden pitch on Sunday for the Scottish League Cup final against Hearts.
McAusland was born into a St Mirren-supporting family in 1988 but he has been told all about the day when Ian Ferguson scored the winner against Dundee United at Hampden.
The closest McAusland has come to a major cup final with Saints was watching his former team-mates lose in the 2010 League Cup final.
So McAusland, whose father Bryan is a St Mirren director, is eager to make the most of his chance to make history.
"Being a boyhood fan and a ball boy, always being close to the club with my dad as well, it's going to be massive," he said.
"And for all my friends and family I hope we can do it.
"Everybody knows who the 1987 team are. A lot of people have been saying if we can do that on Sunday and win the cup, then people are going to know who we are for years to come.
"You don't talk about that at the time and you don't think about it. As soon as you step on the field, it will just be a normal game.
"The game will take care of itself and afterwards hopefully the party commences if we win. But we need to take it like any normal game."
McAusland began his career at St Mirren but their last trip to a final coincided with his season with Queen of the South, before the club re-signed him.
And he admits he could not have foreseen returning to Hampden as a St Mirren player when he watched his team lose 1-0 to a nine-man Rangers side.
The 24-year-old said: "I was at Queen of the South and I was there supporting the boys and I felt for them. It was a horrible way to lose.
"There are still a few of them here, so it will be nice for them to be involved on Sunday and hopefully we can do it this time.
"It was really frustrating. They had a great chance and when Rangers lost a couple of players, I think everyone around us thought we could win it.
"That was thoroughly disappointing that we couldn't do it that day but hopefully we can make amends for that on Sunday and give the fans something to cheer about."