1976 Auburn Tigers football team

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1976 Auburn Tigers football
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Conference Southeastern Conference
1976 record 4–7 (2–6 SEC)
Head coach Doug Barfield
Home stadium Jordan-Hare Stadium
Seasons
« 1975 1977 »
1976 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Georgia 5 1 0     10 2 0
#11 Alabama 5 2 0     9 3 0
#20 Mississippi State 4 2 0     9 2 0
Florida 4 2 0     8 4 0
Kentucky 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 3 4 0     5 6 0
LSU 2 4 0     6 4 1
Tennessee 2 4 0     6 5 0
Auburn 2 4 0     3 8 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
  • Mississippi State later forfeited all 1976 wins due to NCAA violations.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1976 college football season. At the end of the 1975 season, Ralph "Shug" Jordan retired after 25 years as head coach of the Auburn Tigers. Doug Barfield, Jordan’s offensive coordinator, took over as head coach starting in 1976. He coached the Tigers to a 3–8 record his first season, winning just 2 of 6 conference games.[1] However, Mississippi State was forced to forfeit their game that year, so Auburn's record officially improved to 4–7 (3–3).[2]

Neil O'Donoghue (PK) received All-American honors and [2] for the 1976 season, yet there were no players named to the All-SEC first team this year.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 11, 1976 at Arizona* Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ L 19–31   52,206
September 18, 1976 Baylor* Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 14–15   50,000
September 25, 1976 vs. Tennessee Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 38–28   50,000
October 2, 1976 vs. #16 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 10–0   40,500
October 9, 1976 at Memphis State* Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN L 27–28   48,561
October 16, 1976 Georgia Tech* Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 10–28   63,786
October 23, 1976 Florida State* Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 31–19   58,500
October 30, 1976 at #12 Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL L 19–24   65,129
November 6, 1976 Mississippi State Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 19–28  (vacated) 37,000
November 13, 1976 #7 Georgia Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 0–28   63,912
November 27, 1976 vs. #18 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) L 7–38   70,303
*Non-conference game.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Auburn Tigers Football Media Guide, Auburn University Athletic Department, Auburn, Alabama, pp. 182–4 (2011). Retrieved August 19, 2011
  2. ^ a b c 2005 Auburn Tigers Football Media Guide, Auburn University Athletic Department, Auburn, Alabama, pp. 142–143,178 (2005). Retrieved August 19, 2011