Those cupcake games aren’t gonna play themselves.

The SEC, where playing a road game against a non-conference opponent just means more.

Considering that UK and South Carolina have home-and-home series with non-conference rivals, geez, that’s impressive.

Bottom line — they’ll keep doing it as long as they can get away with doing it.

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17 responses to “Those cupcake games aren’t gonna play themselves.

  1. 81Dog

    A little surprised FL isn’t on there, but maybe FSU and an occasional Miami game help them

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  2. MDDawg

    Is this a shot at those teams for playing too many cupcakes, too many neutral site games, or both?

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  3. paul

    This is a depressing statistic. But it will continue to get worse until someone is denied a slot in the playoffs due to a weak schedule. As my dad used to say, put your hand on your ass and wait for that to happen and it might grow there.

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  4. Hogbody Spradlin

    Jeremy Foley said during the Spurrier era that Florida does not play non-conference road games. I guess FSU and Miami didn’t count back then, and if you subtract them it looks about the same now.

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  5. Bulldog Joe

    If the national championship is the goal, this is the best path to take.

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  6. Bob

    Alabama with 6? I see Oklahoma, UCLA, Penn State and Duke. What am I missing. The Tide are this century’s homesteaders.

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    • Bob

      I stand corrected. Because of NCAA sanctions, Bama was able to schedule a 13th game in 02 and 03 in Honolulu against the Warriors to offset not going to bowl games. How cute.

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  7. Otto

    I’d like to know where Bama is if you counted the kick off games as road games.

    I am not surprised with Kentucky, they need to beat Western Kentucky to be bowl eligible more time than not. UK getting Bowl eligible also helps the SEC generate $$$ which the conference very much likes.

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  8. cue Pink Floyd and Money, Money, Money.

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  9. Bulldog Joe

    Best of my recollection, here are Georgia’s numbers since 2000:

    Non-conference road games (15):

    @GT (9), @Clemson (2), @Arizona State, @Oklahoma State, @Colorado, @Notre Dame; Record 12-3.

    Non-conference neutral site games (20):

    Michigan State (2), Nebraska (2), UVA, BC, FSU, Purdue, Wisconsin, WVU, Virginia Tech, Hawaii, Texas A&M, UCF, Boise State, Louisville, Penn State, UNC, TCU, Oklahoma; Record 14-6.

    In-conference neutral site games (25):

    UF (18), LSU (3), Alabama (2), Arkansas, Auburn; Record 9-16.

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  10. stoopnagle

    I saw this on reddit. Florida playing the “we have to play FSU every year” card that morphs into “that’s a harder game than Tech.”

    Tech is 3-2 vs FSU the last 10 years.

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  11. Dawgoholic

    Does playing Tech in ATL really count as a true road game?

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