1976 Auburn Tigers football team

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1976 Auburn Tigers football
Auburn Tigers logo.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1976 record4–7 (3–3 SEC)
Head coachDoug Barfield (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorLarry Beightol (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorP. W. Underwood (1st season)
Home stadiumJordan–Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Georgia $ 5 1 0     10 2 0
No. 11 Alabama 5 2 0     9 3 0
No. 20 Mississippi State 4 2 0     9 2 0
Florida 4 2 0     8 4 0
No. 18 Kentucky 4 2 0     8 4 0
LSU 3 3 0     6 4 1
Auburn 3 3 0     4 7 0
Ole Miss 3 4 0     5 6 0
Tennessee 2 4 0     6 5 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

The 1976 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1976 NCAA Division I 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.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 11at Arizona*L 19–3152,206
September 18Baylor*L 14–1550,000
September 25vs. TennesseeW 38–2850,000
October 2vs. No. 16 MississippiW 10–040,500
October 9at Memphis State*L 27–2848,561
October 16Georgia Tech*L 10–2863,786
October 23Florida State*W 31–1958,500
October 30at No. 12 FloridaL 19–2465,129
November 6Mississippi StateW 19–28 (vacated)37,000
November 13No. 7 GeorgiaL 0–2863,912
November 27vs. No. 18 AlabamaL 7–3870,303
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Auburn Tigers Football Media Guide, Auburn University Athletic Department, Auburn, Alabama, pp. 182–4 (2011). Retrieved August 19, 2011
  2. ^ a b c 2005 Auburn Tigers Football Media Guide, Auburn University Athletic Department, Auburn, Alabama, pp. 142–143,178 (2005). Retrieved August 19, 2011