1988 Auburn Tigers football team

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1988 Auburn Tigers football
Auburn Tigers logo.svg
SEC co-champion
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 8
1988 record10–2 (6–1 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorLarry Blakeney/Pat Sullivan
Defensive coordinatorWayne Hall
Home stadiumJordan–Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Auburn + 6 1 0     10 2 0
No. 19 LSU + 6 1 0     8 4 0
No. 15 Georgia 5 2 0     9 3 0
No. 17 Alabama 4 3 0     9 3 0
Florida 4 3 0     7 5 0
Tennessee 3 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 3 4 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 5 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 2 5 0     3 8 0
Mississippi State 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. Coached by Pat Dye, the team finished the season with a 10–2 record and won its second consecutive Southeastern Conference (SEC) title, sharing it with LSU. LSU handed Auburn its only conference loss of the year 7–6, in a game referred to as the "Earthquake Game". Auburn lost to Florida State, 13–7, in the 1989 Sugar Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 10KentuckyNo. 7TBSW 20–1060,000
September 17Kansas*No. 6
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, AL
W 56–755,700
September 24TennesseeNo. 4
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, AL (rivalry)
CBSW 38–683,687
October 1North Carolina*No. 4
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, AL
W 47–2173,611
October 8at LSUNo. 4ESPNL 6–779,431
October 15Akron*No. 12
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, AL
W 42–061,300
October 22Mississippi StateNo. 10
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, AL
W 33–067,300
October 29at FloridaNo. 9ESPNW 16–075,199
November 5Southern Miss*No. 9
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, AL
W 38–873,787
November 12No. 17 GeorgiaNo. 9
CBSW 20–1085,214
November 25vs. No. 17 AlabamaNo. 7CBSW 15–1075,962
January 2vs. No. 4 Florida State*No. 7ABCL 7–1375,098
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Personnel[edit]

1988 Auburn Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TB 10 James Joseph So
TE 86 Walter Reeves Sr
QB 17 Reggie Slack Jr
WR 85 Lawyer Tillman Sr
WR 14 Freddy Weygand Redshirt.svg Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 35 Carlo Cheattom Sr
LB 56 Smokey Hodge Sr
DB 39 Charles Kelly
CB 27 Eric Ramsey So
DT 74 Tracy Rocker Sr
DT 96 Benji Roland Sr
LB 90 Brian Smith Sr
DE 92 Ron Stallworth Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 1 Brian Shulman Sr
K 3 Jim Von Wyl Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 7 7 7 6 4 4 4 12 10 9 9 9 8 7 7 7 8 
Coaches Poll 7 7 7 7 5 4 4 12 9 9 9 9 9 7 7 7 7

Game summaries[edit]

Florida State (Sugar Bowl)[edit]

Florida State vs. Auburn
1 234Total
#4 Seminoles 10 300 13
#7 Tigers 0 700 7


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