1981 Auburn Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1981 record5–6 (2–4 SEC)
Head coachPat Dye
Offensive coordinatorJack Crowe
Offensive schemeWishbone
Defensive coordinatorFrank Orgel
Home stadiumJordan–Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7/6 Alabama § 6 0 0     9 2 1
#6/5 Georgia § 6 0 0     10 2 0
Mississippi State 4 2 0     8 4 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     8 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     7 5 0
Auburn 2 4 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     3 8 0
LSU 1 4 1     3 7 1
Ole Miss 1 4 1     4 6 1
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll

The 1981 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college football season of 1981. Competing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Pat Dye, in his first year, and played their home games at Jordan–Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of 5–6 (2–4 in the SEC).

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5* TCU Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 24–16   48,000
September 19* Wake Forest Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL L 24–21   58,000
September 26 at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN L 10–7   92,612
October 3* at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE L 17–3   76,423
October 10 LSU Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL W 19–7   61,000
October 17* at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 31–7   50,326
October 24 #9 Mississippi State Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL L 21–17   58,000
October 31 Florida Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL W 14–12   65,000
November 7* North Texas Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL W 20–0   63,000
November 14 at #4 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) L 24–13   82,165
November 28 #4 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) ABC L 28–17   78,170
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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