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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.

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 coachPat Dye (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorKoury
Defensive coordinatorWayne Hall
Home stadiumJordan–Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 SEC 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

Contents

ScheduleEdit

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
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

RankingsEdit

Game summariesEdit

Florida State (Sugar Bowl)Edit

Overall record Last meeting Result
12–2–1 1987 L 6–34

ReferencesEdit