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1976 Auburn Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1976 record4–7 (2–6 SEC)
Head coachDoug Barfield
Home stadiumJordan-Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10/10 Georgia 5 1 0     10 2 0
#11/9 Alabama 5 2 0     9 3 0
#20/NR Mississippi State 4 2 0     9 2 0
Florida 4 2 0     8 4 0
#NR/19 Kentucky 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 3 4 0     5 6 0
LSU 2 4 0     6 4 1
Tennessee 2 4 0     6 5 0
Auburn 2 4 0     3 8 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
  • Mississippi State later forfeited all 1976 wins due to NCAA violations.
    Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll

The 1976 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1976 college football season. At the end of the 1975 season, Ralph "Shug" Jordan retired after 25 years as head coach of the Auburn Tigers. Doug Barfield, Jordan’s offensive coordinator, took over as head coach starting in 1976. He coached the Tigers to a 3–8 record his first season, winning just 2 of 6 conference games.[1] However, Mississippi State was forced to forfeit their game that year, so Auburn's record officially improved to 4–7 (3–3).[2]

Neil O'Donoghue (PK) received All-American honors and [2] for the 1976 season, yet there were no players named to the All-SEC first team this year.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 11, 1976* at Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ L 19–31   52,206
September 18, 1976* Baylor Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 14–15   50,000
September 25, 1976 vs. Tennessee Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 38–28   50,000
October 2, 1976 vs. #16 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 10–0   40,500
October 9, 1976* at Memphis State Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN L 27–28   48,561
October 16, 1976* Georgia Tech Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 10–28   63,786
October 23, 1976* Florida State Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 31–19   58,500
October 30, 1976 at #12 Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL L 19–24   65,129
November 6, 1976 Mississippi State Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS V 19–28  (vacated) 37,000
November 13, 1976 #7 Georgia Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 0–28   63,912
November 27, 1976 vs. #18 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) L 7–38   70,303
*Non-Conference Game.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 2011 Auburn Tigers Football Media Guide, Auburn University Athletic Department, Auburn, Alabama, pp. 182–4 (2011). Retrieved August 19, 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2005 Auburn Tigers Football Media Guide, Auburn University Athletic Department, Auburn, Alabama, pp. 142–143,178 (2005). Retrieved August 19, 2011
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