Here’s one to enjoy.
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Yeah, but D’Antonio?!? Wow.
He’ s had lots of players that liked to “take advantage” of an opportunity in the past 14 years…..
Off the top of my head I’m remembering two of those dawg wins over Auburn as 06 and 2016. Proud to say I was at both. What were the others?
Off the top of my head I would say 1970 would be one.
And ’86 would be the other, I think. I only have the AP ranking, but Georgia dropped out after the loss to Florida that year.
Oh, duh, AP was specified in the tweet.
2016, 2006, and the other 2 were ’86 (fire hose game) & ’96 (Bobo to Allen at the buzzer, 5-OT game) — and I’m happy to say I was there for both of those.
Actually, I’m 3-0 in games attended at the barn (the other being ’92, when we laid down on the pile at the end & the clock ran out on them on the goal line), so… if anybody wants to sponsor any future trips, I’m game. 🙂
Oh, I guess AU wasn’t top-10 in ’96. Still fun to ruin their day. 🙂
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My wife & I came home from our honeymoon in ’92 that morning on the red eye and went to JHS that night. 4 of us were sitting in the Auburn section in the upper deck. We were like “Woo hoo, we won! Now get the hell out of here before some Barn redneck does something stupid.”
Yeah, I was in the Auburn student section in the lower deck. It got reaaaaal quiet there as the clock hit 0:00. And my friend & I got the hell out of dodge as quickly as possible for the same reason as you. 🙂
Congrats on scheduling the honeymoon for the week between games, but a fall wedding, really??? What were n.y y’all thinking? 😉
Back in the day when we had an open date between the Cocktail Party and the South’s Oldest Rivalry … it was perfect timing for a fall wedding.
Timing is everything 😊
And we went to both games on either side of the wedding.
I dunno… doesn’t that just mean we were unranked a lot at the end of the year?
Kinda feels like a self-own.
Don’t most of these “ranked team” stats mean ranking at the time of the game? I would expect a win over the War Plainsgers would give us a bump in the polls.
Also, doesn’t this suggest Michigan St has been one of the most overlooked teams? Also, wonder how many of those wins over UM, ND, and anOSU might have been in the same year — but if so, how did they stay unranked?
I don’t know, re: MSU. They’re one of those NATS-like teams where their biggest rival has another team as a bigger rival, like with us and Floriduh. And unlike the NATS, they don’t even have privilege of saving that game until the final game, either. MSU is like a little brother squared.
The “versus top whatever teams” Or “as a top whatever” stat used for pretty much any purpose is…. not useless but about as fraught with problems a stat can get.
For example if you use “at the time of the game” then you’ve got small sample size and ranking methodologies involved. The team will rarely finish ranked anywhere near where they were when you played, which essentially makes the stat a fiction based on the presumption that perception was reality at the time of the game.
If you use “at the end of the season,” then the fact that you beat them devalues the achievement of actually beating them, especially on the higher end of the rankings where a single loss can cost a team several spots. On top of that you’ve got the issue of injuries, emerging/benched players, and general development of a team across the course of a season.
Over ranking, under ranking, disparate schedules, bowl games matched per contract rather than parity, etc. the list of factors that cloud those stats goes on and on and on.
There’s something credible to it for sure (for example look at Dantonio up there… funky stats or not that man clearly can “coach em up”). But generally those stats just have to be taken with a massive grain of salt and the context almost always provides an alternative explanation to what the bare stats show.
Yeah, for me, a much better stat, especially for coaches, is a straight ahead, “versus ranked teams” which is almost always at the time of the game. I know there are instances where they might not be ranked by the end of the year or whatnot, but the fact is, those are still most likely pretty decent teams.
When you look at Mark Richt’s record vs top-5, top-10, and top-25 teams his first 5 years, it’s very good. You then look at those stats in his last 10 years and it completely illustrates the problems with Richt’s final 10 years.
Now take those three columns on a spreadsheet and apply them to Sideshow Dan the Clown’s career vs. Mark Dantonio or Bill Snyder’s career.
Sideshow Dan has a mythical reputation in the media for developing 2 and 3-star players into Goliath beaters that just isn’t true when you look at his record vs. top-5, top-10, and top-25 teams.
Dantonio and Snyder’s records there far surpass MuLLLen’s records.
Dantonio and Snyder do surpass Mullen’s achievement at State, but the only real difference to me is longevity when, you consider the competition they faced. More big wins for those guys, but Ohio State and Michigan were not the same (until Meyer came on board) as what Mississippi State was dealing with under Mullen, and neither was the Big 12.
Richt… the highs were high, but normally destroyed by bad luck or by one of the lows (inexplicable early season losses). SOOOOO close, but this ain’t horseshoes or hand grenades.
Between the Hoses – 1986 in JHS … I was there.
Ditto and I will forever hate those bastards for it.
I like trucks.
That is why you hold your enemies close and those flat line, goat loving, cousin kissing, barn sleepin’, cow pie eatin’, waste of good air breathin’ ass wipes even closer….
That empty seat you saw? That was mine. I nearly mutinied and went to the game anyhow. Long story, but the Battalion Commander sent my ass home that afternoon to at least watch the game on TV with a ticket in my pocket.
At least I didn’t get wet.
To be honest? Florida and tennessee suck too. But there is something about auburn that stirs a cold, cold, place in my soul. ’86, Cam Newton, Nick Fairly and the officials …..
Ugh. Ugly, ugly feelings about auburn.
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It has always been a heated rivalry. But after those last three things, their coaches celebrating Dawg’s injuries along with obnoxious fans and just their general trashiness?
Piss on em.
They went up on the hate meter for me after 2010. Friends of mine who are Barn grads still don’t get why I hate their football program so much now. That’s exactly why I detest them.
2010 and $cam do it for me.
The strong we hose, the weak we beat.
I remember an Auburn t-shirt like that after their season.
1979, the mangy, flea ridden felines ripped up chunks of the hedges in my last home game as a student at UGA. I’ve never forgiven the bastards.
Per a visual scan of last year’s media guide, y’all nailed the games and years, with the 1970 game just squeaking in under that 50 year limit….
1970 – UGA 31, #8 Auburn 17 – @ Auburn
1986 – UGA 20, #8 Auburn 16 – @ Auburn (Between the Hoses Game)
2006 – UGA 37, #5 Auburn 15 – @ Auburn
2016 – UGA 13, #9 Auburn 7 – @ Athens
Before I looked at the comments, I was guessing it was an every-ten-years thing: 1986, 1996, 2006, 2016. But Auburn must not have been top-10 in that wild 4-OT game in 1996 (we certainly weren’t ranked for that one). 1970 was a bit before my memory.
Barn was ranked #20 that day on the Plains.
As long as Kirby is home I’m happy to enjoy those four knowing he’ll keep us away from being eligible to add to that list. I like songs about trucks and Auburn still suxs.
That ‘06 game was so much fun. Tre battle with 3 interceptions and kregg lumpkin with “the stiff arm of the year”. Felt like the first game where Stafford started to “get it” and the offense rallied around him. First of three wins against ranked teams to finish the year.
This makes me really happy because F Auburn forever and ever.
But look at Michigan State, out there just ruining lives! lol
Also, i was on the sidelines at Jordan-Hare for that ’06 game covering it for a local TV station and at one point when we were up by three or four touchdowns I was shooting a crowd shot of the dejected barners sitting there like their lives were ruined and in the crowd of blue and orange there was one Georgia fan just standing there with a big ol’ cheese eatin’ grin just looking around happy. When he saw me filming him he just put up a hand and waved. He made the air that night!
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As a long time notre dame hater I’ve always had a soft spot for the Spartans.
It wasn’t a win so I realize it doesn’t count for this stat but, I was in the Auburn student section when Zeier and Juan Daniels ended Buster Brown and Auburn’s winning streak by tying with the Tigers in 1994.
Daniels pointed to the Auburn student section after his long TD catch which I feel was him seeing my lone red UGA hat in the sea of orange and blue Auburn students. 😉 I had a lot of cups rain down on me after that play!
2016 Auburn really is like kirby in a nutshell. We didnt score an offensive TD. But 21 to 10 first downs. We simply played great defense and out physicality’d them. Eason was 20 if 31, no int, chubb with just over 100.
It took that season to get there, but that was his goal. Grind and be meaner
Am I the only one that thinks that AU being T10 and UGA unranked should RARELY happen? UGA should never be unranked enough times to be on this list
Yeah, that was my point. This feels like a self-own. A list I don’t want any part of at any time.
That just tells me how OSU, MICH, & ND are over-rated way too much most years.
Felt the same about ND for sure, they still get way to much love. But at least we’re 3-0. We’d beat them this year too.
UGA got the best draw it could have. Why are you guys bitching? FU drew ATM and will likely lose to them.
“... Shoot, why does anybody who’s ever won something do it again? Because it’s cool. So, let’s go do it again. Let’s see if we’ve got what it takes.” -- Stetson Bennett, The Athletic, 3/22/22
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