1987 Auburn Tigers football team

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1987 Auburn Tigers football
Auburn Tigers logo.svg
SEC champion
Sugar Bowl, T 16–16 vs. Syracuse
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 7
AP No. 7
1987 record 9–1–2 (5–0–1 SEC)
Head coach Pat Dye (7th season)
Offensive coordinator Larry Blakeney / Pat Sullivan
Defensive coordinator Wayne Hall
Home stadium Jordan–Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 Auburn $ 5 0 1     9 1 2
No. 5 LSU 5 1 0     10 1 1
No. 14 Tennessee 4 1 1     10 2 1
No. 13 Georgia 4 2 0     9 3 0
Alabama 4 2 0     7 5 0
Florida 3 3 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
Ole Miss 1 5 0     3 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. Coached by Pat Dye, the team finished the season with a 9–1–2 record and won their first of three straight Southeastern Conference (SEC) titles. Auburn went on to tie an undefeated Syracuse team in the 1988 Sugar Bowl, 16–16.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 Texas* No. 5 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama ESPN W 31–3   80,000
September 12 Kansas* No. 4 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, Alabama W 49–0   65,711
September 26 at No. 14 Tennessee No. 3 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee TBS T 20–20   93,506
October 3 at North Carolina* No. 6 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina W 20–10   52,811
October 10 Vanderbilt No. 5 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, Alabama W 48–15   79,500
October 17 at Georgia Tech* No. 5 Grant FieldAtlanta W 20–10   45,559
October 24 Mississippi State No. 6 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, Alabama W 38–7   79,900
October 31 No. 10 Florida No. 6 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, Alabama ESPN W 29–6   85,187
November 7 No. 4 Florida State* No. 6 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, Alabama CBS L 6–34   85,170
November 14 at No. 8 Georgia No. 12 Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) ESPN W 27–11   82,122
November 27 vs. No. 18 Alabama No. 7 Legion FieldBirmingham, Alabama (Iron Bowl) CBS W 10–0   75,808
January 1 vs. No. 4 Syracuse* No. 6 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans (Sugar Bowl) ABC T 16–16   75,495
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Season summary[edit]

Texas[edit]

1 234Total
Texas 3 000 3
• Auburn 14 7010 31

[1]

Kansas[edit]

1 234Total
Kansas 0 000 0
• Auburn 28 777 49
  • Date: September 12
  • Location: Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Game attendance: 65,700

[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1987 Sep 06. Retrieved 2018-Feb-02.
  2. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1987 Sep 13. Retrieved 2018-Feb-02.