1978 Auburn Tigers football team

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1978 Auburn Tigers football
Auburn Tigers logo.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1978 record6–4–1 (3–2–1 SEC)
Head coachDoug Barfield (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorDal Shealy (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorP. W. Underwood (3rd season)
Home stadiumJordan–Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Alabama $ 6 0 0     11 1 0
No. 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]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 16at Kansas State*W 45–3227,600
September 23at Virginia Tech*W 18–738,000
September 30vs. TennesseeW 29–1050,136
October 7Miami (FL)L 15–1755,113
October 14at VanderbiltW 49–730,394
October 21Georgia Tech*L 10–2459,112
October 28Wake Forest*daggerW 21–752,120
November 4at FloridaL 7–3159,343
November 11at Mississippi StateW 6–034,100
November 18No. 8 GeorgiaT 22–2264,761
December 2vs. No. 2 AlabamaL 16–3479,218
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the 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