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1977 Auburn Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1977 record6–5 (5–1 SEC)
Head coachDoug Barfield
Home stadiumJordan-Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →
1977 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/2 Alabama 7 0 0     11 1 0
#6/NR Kentucky 6 0 0     10 1 0
LSU 4 2 0     8 4 0
Auburn 4 2 0     5 6 0
Florida 3 3 0     6 4 1
Georgia 2 4 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 2 5 0     5 6 0
Tennessee 1 5 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
  • Kentucky ineligible for SEC championship due to NCAA probation. Mississippi State later forfeited all 1977 wins due to NCAA violations.
    Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1977 Auburn Tigers football team achieved an overall record of 5–6 under second-year head coach Doug Barfield and 4–2 in the SEC.[1] However, due to sanctions imposed against Mississippi state, the loss that year was vacated and Auburn's record officially improved to 6–5 (5–1).

Four players were named to the All-SEC first team for 1977: Lynn Johnson (OG), James McKinney (DB), Jorge Portela (SP), and Freddie Smith (LB).[2]

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 10, 1977* Arizona Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 21–10   45,000
September 17, 1977* Southern Miss Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 13–24   42,000
September 24, 1977 at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 14–12   84,084
October 1, 1977 Ole Miss Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 21–15   48,000
October 8, 1977 N.C. State Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 15–17   45,000
October 15, 1977* at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 21–38   45,000
October 22, 1977* at Florida State #13 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 3–24   42,464
October 29, 1977 #18 Florida Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 29–14   57,000
November 5, 1977 Mississippi State Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL V 13–27  (vacated) 58,000
November 12, 1977 at Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 33–14   57,000
November 26, 1977 vs. #2 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) L 21–48   69,921
*Non-Conference Game.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 2011 Auburn Tigers Football Media Guide, Auburn University Athletic Department, Auburn, Alabama, pp. 182–4,150–151 (2011). Retrieved August 19, 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 2005 Auburn Tigers Football Media Guide, Auburn University Athletic Department, Auburn, Alabama, pp. 142–143, 178–180 (2005). Retrieved August 19, 2011
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