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1988 Auburn Tigers football
Auburn Tigers logo.svg
SEC co-champion
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 8
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. 19 LSU + 6 1 0 8 4 0
No. 8 Auburn + 6 1 0 10 2 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

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
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[1]
November 12No. 17 GeorgiaNo. 9
CBSW 20–1085,214
November 25at No. 17 AlabamaNo. 7CBSW 15–1075,962[2]
January 2vs. No. 4 Florida State*No. 7ABCL 7–1375,098
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Personnel

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

Further information: 1988 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
Week
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Game summaries

Florida State (Sugar Bowl)

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

Main article: 1989 Sugar Bowl

See also: 1988 Florida State Seminoles football team


References

  1. ^ "Tigers blitz USM with 21 in first". The Selma Times-Journal. November 6, 1988. Retrieved March 28, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Big-play Tigers stop Tide". The Montgomery Advertiser. November 26, 1988. Retrieved March 28, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.