1984 Auburn Tigers football
Auburn Tigers logo.svg
Liberty Bowl champion
Liberty Bowl, W 21–15 vs. Arkansas
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 14
1984 record9–4 (4–2 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJack Crowe (3rd season)
Offensive schemeWishbone
Defensive coordinatorFrank Orgel (4th season)
Home stadiumJordan–Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 3 Florida 5 0 1 9 1 1
No. 15 LSU 4 1 1 8 3 1
No. 14 Auburn 4 2 0 9 4 0
Georgia 4 2 0 7 4 1
No. 19 Kentucky 3 3 0 9 3 0
Tennessee 3 3 0 7 4 1
Vanderbilt 2 4 0 5 6 0
Alabama 2 4 0 5 6 0
Ole Miss 1 5 0 4 6 1
Mississippi State 1 5 0 4 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Florida was assessed a postseason ban following an NCAA investigation, and the SEC subsequently vacated any championship. The Sugar Bowl automatic bid for the conference champion was awarded to LSU. Under modern rules, LSU would be credited with the conference championship.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season. Coached by Pat Dye, the team finished the season with an 8–4 record and won the Liberty Bowl over Arkansas.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
August 27vs. No. 14 Miami (FL)*No. 1Katz SportsL 18–2051,131
September 15at No. 4 Texas*No. 11ESPNL 27–3578,348
September 22Southern Miss*No. 19W 35–1274,841[1]
September 29TennesseeNo. 20
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama (rivalry)
W 29–1075,075
October 6at Ole MissNo. 18WTBSW 17–1335,387
October 13at No. 9 Florida State*No. 16W 42–4158,671
October 20Georgia Tech*No. 13
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama (rivalry)
W 48–3475,216
October 27at Mississippi StateNo. 12W 24–2131,138
November 3at No. 13 FloridaNo. 11ABCL 3–2474,397
November 10Cincinnati*No. 20
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 60–074,750
November 17No. 15 GeorgiaNo. 18
ESPNW 21–1275,300
December 1vs. AlabamaNo. 11ABCL 15–1776,853
December 27vs. Arkansas*No. 16Katz SportsW 21–1550,108
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

1984 Auburn Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
FB 30 Tommie Agee Jr
WR 11 Clayton Beauford Sr
C 53 Yann Cowart So
RB 21 Ed Graham Sr
QB 12 Jeff Burger Fr
RB 22 Brent Fullwood So
RB 34 Bo Jackson 
Injured
Jr
OL 66 Jeff Lott Jr
QB 17 Mike Mann Sr
TE 82 Jeff Parks Jr
OL 69 Rob Shuler Jr
OL 64 Randy Stokes Jr
C 55 Ben Tamburello So
OL 78 Steve Wallace Jr
QB 10 Pat Washington Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
FS 31 Vic Beasley Sr
LB 51 Jim Bone Sr
LB 54 Gregg Carr Sr
DE 96 John Dailey Sr
DE 90 Kevin Greene Sr
NG 94 Harold Hallman Jr
CB 27 David King Sr
SS 9 Tommy Powell So
DE 95 Gerald Robinson Jr
CB 32 Jonathan Robinson Jr
DL 91 Ben Thomas Jr
CB 45 Jimmie Warren Jr
DL 98 Gerald Williams Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 13 Robert McGinty
P 5 Lewis Colbert Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Rankings

Further information: 1984 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
PollPre1234567891011121314Final
AP1 (30)81119201816131211201813111614
Coaches1 (32)610201918161313111911111914

Game summaries

vs. Miami (FL)

#1 Auburn vs. #10 Miami (FL)
1 234Total
Tigers 0 1233 18
Hurricanes 7 706 20

See also: 1984 Miami Hurricanes football team and Kickoff Classic


[2]

at Texas

#11 Auburn at #4 Texas
1 234Total
Auburn 0 1368 27
Texas 14 0714 35

See also: 1984 Texas Longhorns football


[3]

Southern Miss

See also: Southern Miss Golden Eagles football


at Florida State

#16 Auburn at #9 Florida State
1 234Total
Auburn 10 12713 42
Florida State 3 14159 41

See also: 1984 Florida State Seminoles football


at Florida

See also: 1984 Florida Gators football


Cincinnati

See also: Cincinnati Bearcats football


Georgia

See also: 1984 Georgia Bulldogs football team and Deep South's Oldest Rivalry


vs. Alabama

See also: 1984 Alabama Crimson Tide football and Iron Bowl


[4]

vs. Arkansas (Liberty Bowl)

Main article: 1984 Liberty Bowl

See also: 1984 Arkansas Razorbacks football team


[5]

References

  1. ^ "Southern Mississippi falls to Auburn 35–12". Enterprise-Journal. September 23, 1984. Retrieved March 26, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Miami Beats No. 1 Auburn In Season's Opener, 20-18". The Washington Post. August 28, 1984. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "DOUBLE LOSS FOR AUBURN; JACKSON IS OUT". The New York Times. September 16, 1984. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "AUBURN OUT OF THE SUGAR BOWL". The New York Times. December 2, 1984. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  5. ^ "Auburn Triumphs In Liberty Bowl". The New York Times. December 28, 1984. Retrieved November 2, 2019.