1978 Auburn Tigers football team

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1978 Auburn Tigers football
Auburn Tigers logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
1978 record 6–4–1 (3–2–1 SEC)
Head coach Doug Barfield (3rd season)
Defensive coordinator P. W. Underwood (2nd season)
Home stadium Jordan-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]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 16 at Kansas State* KSU StadiumManhattan, KS W 45–32   27,600
September 23 at Virginia Tech* Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 18–7   38,000
September 30 vs. Tennessee Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 29–10   50,136
October 7 Miami (FL) Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 15–17   55,113
October 14 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 49–7   30,394
October 21 Georgia Tech* Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 10–24   59,112
October 28 Wake Forest* Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 21–7   52,120
November 4 at Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL L 7–31   59,343
November 11 at Mississippi State Scott FieldStarkville, MS W 6–0   34,100
November 18 No. 8 Georgia Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) T 22–22   64,761
December 2 vs. No. 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