1977 Auburn Tigers football
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ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record6–5 (5–1 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorDal Shealy (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorP. W. Underwood (2nd season)
Home stadiumJordan–Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →
1977 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 2 Alabama $ 7 0 0 11 1 0
No. 6 Kentucky 6 0 0 10 1 0
Auburn 5 1 0 6 5 0
LSU 4 2 0 8 4 0
Florida 3 3 0 6 4 1
Georgia 2 4 0 5 6 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0 5 6 0
Ole Miss 2 5 0 5 6 0
Tennessee 1 5 0 4 7 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0 2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Kentucky ineligible for SEC championship due to NCAA probation. Mississippi State later forfeited all 1977 wins due to NCAA violations.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1977 Auburn Tigers football team achieved an overall record of 5–6 under second-year head coach Doug Barfield and 4–2 in the SEC.[1] However, due to sanctions imposed against Mississippi state, the loss that year was vacated and Auburn's record officially improved to 6–5 (5–1).

Four players were named to the All-SEC first team for 1977: Lynn Johnson (OG), James McKinney (DB), Jorge Portela (SP), and Freddie Smith (LB).[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 10Arizona*W 21–1045,000
September 17Southern Miss*L 13–2442,000[3]
September 24at TennesseeW 14–1284,084[4]
October 1Ole MissW 21–1548,000
October 8N.C. StateL 15–1745,000
October 15at Georgia Tech*L 21–3845,000
October 22at Florida State*No. 13L 3–2442,464
October 29No. 18 FloridaW 29–1457,000
November 5Mississippi StateW 13–27 (vacated)58,000
November 12at GeorgiaW 33–1457,000
November 26vs. No. 2 AlabamaL 21–4869,921
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

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Personnel

1977 Auburn Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 32 William Andrews Jr
RB James Brooks
WR 45 Rusty Byrd So
RB 20 Joe Cribbs So
WR Byron Franklin
OL Lynn Johnson
TE 80 Reese McCall Sr
QB 6 Charlie Trotman So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB James McKinney
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P Skip Johnston
K 3 Jorge Portela So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

References

  1. ^ 2011 Auburn Tigers Football Media Guide, Auburn University Athletic Department, Auburn, Alabama, pp. 182–4,150–151 (2011). Retrieved August 19, 2011
  2. ^ a b 2005 Auburn Tigers Football Media Guide, Auburn University Athletic Department, Auburn, Alabama, pp. 142–143, 178–180 (2005). Retrieved August 19, 2011
  3. ^ "Mistakes costly to Auburn". The Selma Times-Journal. September 18, 1977. Retrieved March 25, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Auburn rallies by Vols, 14–12". The Selma Times-Journal. September 25, 1977. Retrieved May 8, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.