1978 Auburn Tigers football team

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1978 Auburn Tigers football
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Conference Southeastern Conference
1978 record 6–4–1 (3–2–1 SEC)
Head coach Doug Barfield
Home stadium Jordan-Hare Stadium
Seasons
« 1977 1979 »
1978 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Alabama 6 0 0     11 1 0
#16 Georgia 5 0 1     9 2 1
Auburn 3 2 1     6 4 1
LSU 3 3 0     8 4 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     5 5 1
Florida 3 3 0     4 7 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     6 5 0
Ole Miss 2 4 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     4 6 1
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Auburn Tigers football team achieved an overall 6–4–1 record under third-year head coach Doug Barfield and failed to receive an invitation to a bowl game.[1] While only slightly better than the previous year’s 6–5 record, the 1978 squad fared worse in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) completing the season with a record of 3–2–1.[2]

Four players were named All-SEC players for 1978: defensive back James McKinney, running back Joe Cribbs, offensive tackle Mike Burrow, and defensive tackle Frank Warren.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 16, 1978 at Kansas State* KSU StadiumManhattan, KS W 45–32   27,600
September 23, 1978 at Virginia Tech* Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 18–7   38,000
September 30, 1978 vs. Tennessee Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 29–10   50,136
October 7, 1978 Miami (FL) Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 15–17   55,113
October 14, 1978 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 49–7   30,394
October 21, 1978 Georgia Tech* Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 10–24   59,112
October 28, 1978 Wake Forest* Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 21–7   52,120
November 4, 1978 at Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL L 7–31   59,343
November 11, 1978 at Mississippi State Scott FieldStarkville, MS W 6–0   34,100
November 18, 1978 #8 Georgia Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) T 22–22   64,761
December 2, 1978 vs. #2 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) L 16–34   79,218
*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. 143,180 (2005). Retrieved August 19, 2011