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1978 Auburn Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1978 record6–4–1 (3–2–1 SEC)
Head coachDoug Barfield
Home stadiumCliff Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Alabama 6 0 0     11 1 0
#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]

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 16, 1978* at Kansas State Bill Snyder Family Football StadiumManhattan, KS W 45–32   27,600
September 23, 1978* at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 18–7   38,000
September 30, 1978 vs. Tennessee Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 29–10   50,136
October 7, 1978 Miami (FL) Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 15–17   55,113
October 14, 1978 at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN W 49–7   30,394
October 21, 1978* Georgia Tech Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 10–24   59,112
October 28, 1978* Wake Forest Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 21–7   52,120
November 4, 1978 at Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL L 7–31   59,343
November 11, 1978 at Mississippi State Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS W 6–0   34,100
November 18, 1978 #8 Georgia Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) T 22–22   64,761
December 2, 1978 vs. #2 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) L 16–34   79,218
*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. 143,180 (2005). Retrieved August 19, 2011
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