1986 Auburn Tigers football team

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1986 Auburn Tigers football
Auburn Tigers logo.svg
Florida Citrus Bowl champion
Florida Citrus Bowl, W 16–7 vs. USC
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 6
1986 record10–2 (4–2 SEC)
Head coachPat Dye (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorLarry Blakeney / Pat Sullivan
Offensive schemeI formation
Defensive coordinatorWayne Hall
Home stadiumJordan–Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 LSU $ 5 1 0     9 3 0
No. 6 Auburn 4 2 0     10 2 0
No. 9 Alabama 4 2 0     10 3 0
Georgia 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 4 2 0     8 3 1
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 5 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     6 5 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     5 5 1
Florida 2 4 0     6 5 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. Coached by Pat Dye, the team finished the season with a 10–2 record. Auburn snapped a two-game winning streak by Alabama in the Iron Bowl. Auburn went on to defeat USC in the Florida Citrus Bowl, 16–7.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 6Chattanooga*No. 14W 42–1458,000
September 20East Carolina*No. 6
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 45–062,000
September 27TennesseeNo. 8
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama (rivalry)
ABCW 34–872,500
October 4Western Carolina*No. 7
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 55–663,000
October 11at VanderbiltNo. 7TBSW 31–940,378
October 18Georgia Tech*No. 7
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama (rivalry)
W 31–1072,500
October 25at No. 13 Mississippi StateNo. 7ESPNW 35–642,700
November 1at No. 20 FloridaNo. 5ABCL 17–1874,521
November 8Cincinnati*No. 9
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 52–763,500
November 12No. 17 GeorgiaNo. 9
ESPNL 16–2073,000
November 29vs. No. 7 AlabamaNo. 14ABCW 21–1775,808
January 1vs. USC*No. 10ABCW 16–751,113
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Personnel[edit]

1986 Auburn Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB Tommie Agee
WR Scott Bolton
QB Jeff Burger
RB Collis Campbell
OL Yann Cowart
WR Duke Donaldson
WR Robert Elia
RB Brent Fullwood
WR Trey Gainous
RB Vincent Harris
OL John Hudson
RB Tim Jessie
OL Vincent Jones
RB James Joseph
RB Pound Lamb
TE Walter Reeves
TE Mark Rose
OL Stacy Searels
QB Reggie Slack
OL Ben Tamburello
TE Frank Thomas
OL Jim Thompson
WR Lawyer Tillman
RB Reggie Ware
WR Alexander Wright
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB Aundray Bruce
LB Kurt Crain
DL Nate Hill
DB Arthur Johnson
LB Gary Kelley
DB Shan Morris
LB Edward Phillips
DB Kevin Porter
DB Chip Powell
DB Tommy Powell
DL Tracy Rocker
DL Benji Roland
LB Brian Smith
DL Ron Stallworth
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Chris Knapp
P Brian Shulman
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

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