1977 Auburn Tigers football team

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1977 Auburn Tigers football
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Conference Southeastern Conference
1977 record 6–5 (5–1 SEC)
Head coach Doug Barfield
Home stadium Jordan-Hare Stadium
Seasons
« 1976 1978 »
1977 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Alabama 7 0 0     11 1 0
#6 Kentucky 6 0 0     10 1 0
LSU 4 2 0     8 4 0
Auburn 4 2 0     5 6 0
Florida 3 3 0     6 4 1
Georgia 2 4 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 2 5 0     5 6 0
Tennessee 1 5 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
  • Kentucky ineligible for SEC championship due to NCAA probation. Mississippi State later forfeited all 1977 wins due to NCAA violations.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 1977 Auburn Tigers football team achieved an overall record of 5–6 under second-year head coach Doug Barfield and 4–2 in the SEC.[1] However, due to sanctions imposed against Mississippi state, the loss that year was vacated and Auburn's record officially improved to 6–5 (5–1).

Four players were named to the All-SEC first team for 1977: Lynn Johnson (OG), James McKinney (DB), Jorge Portela (SP), and Freddie Smith (LB).[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 10, 1977 Arizona* Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 21–10   45,000
September 17, 1977 Southern Miss* Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 13–24   42,000
September 24, 1977 at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 14–12   84,084
October 1, 1977 Ole Miss Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 21–15   48,000
October 8, 1977 N.C. State Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 15–17   45,000
October 15, 1977 at Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 21–38   45,000
October 22, 1977 at Florida State* #13 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 3–24   42,464
October 29, 1977 #18 Florida Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 29–14   57,000
November 5, 1977 Mississippi State Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 13–27  (vacated) 58,000
November 12, 1977 at Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 33–14   57,000
November 26, 1977 vs. #2 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) L 21–48   69,921
*Non-conference game.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Auburn Tigers Football Media Guide, Auburn University Athletic Department, Auburn, Alabama, pp. 182–4,150–151 (2011). Retrieved August 19, 2011
  2. ^ a b 2005 Auburn Tigers Football Media Guide, Auburn University Athletic Department, Auburn, Alabama, pp. 142–143, 178–180 (2005). Retrieved August 19, 2011