1987 Auburn Tigers football
SEC champion
Sugar Bowl, T 16–16 vs. Syracuse
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 7
1987 record9–1–2 (5–0–1 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorLarry Blakeney / Pat Sullivan
Defensive coordinatorWayne Hall
Home stadiumJordan–Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 Auburn $ 5 0 1     9 1 2
No. 5 LSU 5 1 0     10 1 1
No. 14 Tennessee 4 1 1     10 2 1
No. 13 Georgia 4 2 0     9 3 0
Alabama 4 2 0     7 5 0
Florida 3 3 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
Ole Miss 1 5 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. Coached by Pat Dye, the team finished the season with a 9–1–2 record and won their first of three straight Southeastern Conference (SEC) titles. Auburn went on to tie an undefeated Syracuse team in the 1988 Sugar Bowl, 16–16.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 5Texas*No. 5ESPNW 31–380,000
September 12Kansas*No. 4
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 49–065,711
September 26at No. 11 TennesseeNo. 3TBST 20–2093,506
October 3at North Carolina*No. 6W 20–1052,811
October 10VanderbiltNo. 5
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 48–1579,500
October 17at Georgia Tech*No. 5W 20–1045,559
October 24Mississippi StateNo. 6
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 38–779,900
October 31No. 10 FloridaNo. 6
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama (rivalry)
ESPNW 29–685,187
November 7No. 4 Florida State*No. 6
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
CBSL 6–3485,170
November 14at No. 8 GeorgiaNo. 12ESPNW 27–1182,122
November 27vs. No. 18 AlabamaNo. 7CBSW 10–075,808
January 1vs. No. 4 Syracuse*No. 6ABCT 16–1675,495
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Season summary

Texas

1 234Total
Texas 3 000 3
• Auburn 14 7010 31

[1]

Kansas

1 234Total
Kansas 0 000 0
• Auburn 28 777 49
  • Date: September 12
  • Location: Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Game attendance: 65,700

[2]

Georgia

1 2 3 4 Total
Auburn 7 3 17 0 27
Georgia 0 3 0 8 11

[3]

References

  1. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1987 Sep 06. Retrieved 2018-Feb-02.
  2. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1987 Sep 13. Retrieved 2018-Feb-02.
  3. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1987 Nov 15. Retrieved 2019-Jan-06.