1981 Auburn Tigers football team

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1981 Auburn Tigers football
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Conference Southeastern Conference
1981 record 5–6 (2–4 SEC)
Head coach Pat Dye
Offensive coordinator Jack Crowe
Offensive scheme Wishbone
Defensive coordinator Frank Orgel
Home stadium Jordan–Hare Stadium
Seasons
« 1980 1982 »
1981 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Alabama § 6 0 0     9 2 1
#6 Georgia § 6 0 0     10 2 0
Mississippi State 4 2 0     8 4 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     8 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     7 5 0
Auburn 2 4 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     3 8 0
LSU 1 4 1     3 7 1
Ole Miss 1 4 1     4 6 1
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college football season of 1981. Competing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Pat Dye, in his first year, and played their home games at Jordan–Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of 5–6 (2–4 in the SEC).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 TCU* Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 24–16   48,000
September 19 Wake Forest* Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL L 21–24   58,000
September 26 at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN L 7–10   92,612
October 3 at Nebraska* Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE L 3–17   76,423
October 10 LSU Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL W 19–7   61,000
October 17 at Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 31–7   50,326
October 24 #9 Mississippi State Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL L 17–21   58,000
October 31 Florida Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL W 14–12   65,000
November 7 North Texas* Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL W 20–0   63,000
November 14 at #4 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 13–24   82,165
November 28 #4 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) ABC L 17–28   78,170
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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