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1980 Auburn Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1980 record5–6 (0–6 SEC)
Head coachDoug Barfield
Home stadiumCliff Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Georgia 6 0 0     12 0 0
#6 Alabama 5 1 0     10 2 0
#19 Mississippi State 5 1 0     9 3 0
Florida 4 2 0     8 4 0
LSU 4 2 0     7 4 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 2 4 0     3 8 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     3 8 0
Auburn 0 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Auburn Tigers achieved an overall 5–6 record in their fifth year under head coach Doug Barfield and failed to win a single game in the SEC, losing all six games.[1] The team was also serving its second year of probation.

Auburn extended Doug Barfield's contract for the 1980 season. However, no head coach lasts very long at Auburn without beating arch-rival Alabama, which he failed to do in five attempts; he was dismissed as head coach following the 1980 season. During his tenure as head coach, Auburn "won 29 games in five seasons and produced 14 All-SEC and three All-American players."[2] Doug Barfield compiled an overall record of 29–25–1 (.536)[1] as head coach of the Auburn Tigers.

Three players were named to the All-SEC first team for 1980: running back James Brooks, defensive tackle Frank Warren, and offensive tackle George Stephenson.[1]

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
Auburn Tigers – 1980 Season[2]
September 13, 1980* at TCU #18 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 10–7   22,812
September 20, 1980* Duke #19 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 10–7   57,742
September 27, 1980 Tennessee #18 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 0–42   75,942
October 4, 1980* Richmond Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 55–16   47,226
October 11, 1980 at LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA L 17–21   76,094
October 18, 1980* Georgia Tech Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 17–14   57,950
October 25, 1980 vs. Mississippi State Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS L 21–7   40,822
November 1, 1980 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL L 10–21   63,274
November 8, 1980 at Southern Miss Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 31–0   56,800
November 15, 1980 #1 Georgia Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 21–31   74,900
November 29, 1980 vs. #9 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) L 18–34   78,549
*Non-Conference Game.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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, p. 143 (2005). Retrieved August 19, 2011
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