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ECDawg78
09-23-2017, 09:53 AM
SEC Football by the Numbers: Top 10 for Week 4

September 22, 2017
By Mark Inabinett


0 Previous games between Georgia and Mississippi State have featured two ranked teams. On Saturday, the infrequent SEC rivals will square off with each ranked in the AP poll for the first time. Mississippi State is No. 17 and Georgia is No. 11. Georgia leads the series 17-6 and has a 10-2 record in Athens against MSU.

6 Years since Vanderbilt has won a conference game in September. Since the Commodores defeated Ole Miss 30-7 on Sept. 17, 2011, Vanderbilt has lost all nine of its SEC games in the ninth month. The Commodores also has lost its two August conference games during this stretch. Vanderbilt hosts Alabama in its conference opener on Saturday.

6 Straight seasons with a victory over an SEC West team for Georgia, which hosts Mississippi State on the first Saturday of 2017 with interdivision games. The next-longest active streak for an SEC East team is two seasons with victories over SEC West opponents. In regular-season games over the past six seasons, Georgia has a 10-3 record against the SEC West while the rest of the Eastern Division has a 20-55 record versus Western Division opponents. The SEC West finished with a 9-5 advantage over the SEC East in regular-season games last season after the East won the final four games. Alabama defeated Florida in the 2016 SEC championship game for the West's eighth consecutive victory in the title contest.

18 Consecutive games against SEC East teams have been won by Alabama. The Crimson Tide hasn't lost to an SEC East team since South Carolina scored a 35-21 victory over Alabama on Oct. 9, 2010. The winning streak includes four victories in SEC championship games. Alabama opens its 2017 conference schedule against Vanderbilt on Saturday.

30 Straight Kentucky-Florida games have featured a victory for the Gators, an SEC record for consecutive wins against one opponent. The Wildcats haven't beaten the Gators since taking a 10-3 win in 1986. Florida's winning streak is the fourth-longest in major-college history in an uninterrupted series. Notre Dame defeated Navy every season from 1964 through 2006 to set the record for the most consecutive wins in an uninterrupted series at 43. Nebraska beat Kansas for 36 straight seasons (1969-2005), and Oklahoma beat Kansas State for 32 straight seasons (1937-1968). Florida visits Kentucky on Saturday.

36 Years since Auburn lost its first SEC game in three consecutive seasons. In 1979, 1980 and 1981, the Tigers opened their conference schedule by losing to Tennessee. In 2015, Auburn lost its SEC opener 45-21 to LSU. In 2016, Auburn lost its SEC opener 29-16 to Texas A&M. The Tigers start their 2017 SEC schedule on Saturday by visiting Missouri.

40 Years since Kentucky had a 2-0 SEC record, a mark the Wildcats would achieve again if they defeat Florida on Saturday. In 1977, Kentucky started its conference schedule by beating Mississippi State 23-7 and LSU 33-13.

48 Consecutive non-conference home games have been won by LSU, which hosts Syracuse on Saturday. The Tigers haven't lost in Tiger Stadium to a non-conference team since a 13-10 defeat by UAB in 2000. LSU's streak is the tied for the fifth-longest in major-college history and the longest in the past 100 years, with the 48 in a row of Miami (Fla.) from 1985 to 1994. The streaks ahead of LSU include 55 games by Harvard from 1890 to 1895, 54 games by Carlisle from 1901 to 1915 and 50 games by Yale from 1886 to 1895 and Wisconsin from 1897 to 1909.

61 Years since Mississippi State won a game in Athens. Visiting MSU defeated Georgia 19-7 on its home field on Oct. 6, 1956. Since that win, Mississippi State has lost nine in a row at Sanford Stadium, where MSU will play again on Saturday.

62 Years since an ACC team defeated LSU in a regular-season game. On Nov. 5, 1955, No. 1 Maryland beat the visiting Tigers 13-0 and was jumped in the next AP poll by Oklahoma. LSU has won its 13 regular-season games against ACC opponents since that loss. Overall, LSU has a 20-2 record against ACC opponents, with the other loss coming 25-24 to Clemson in the Chick-fil-Bowl on Dec. 31, 2012. The Tigers host Syracuse on Saturday.

This week's SEC schedule includes (all times are CDT):

Saturday

Arkansas (1-1) vs. Texas A&M (2-1), 11 a.m., AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas (ESPN)
Massachusetts (0-4) at Tennessee (2-1), 11 a.m., Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee (SEC Network)
No. 1 Alabama (3-0) at Vanderbilt (3-0), 2:30 p.m., Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee (CBS)
Louisiana Tech (2-1) at South Carolina (2-1), 2:30 p.m., Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina (SEC Network)
No. 17 Mississippi State (3-0, 1-0) at No. 11 Georgia (3-0, 0-0), 6 p.m., Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia (ESPN)
Syracuse (2-1) at No. 25 LSU (2-1), 6 p.m., Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (ESPN2)
No. 15 Auburn (2-1, 0-0) at Missouri (1-2, 0-1), 6:30 p.m., Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri (ESPNU)
No. 20 Florida (1-1, 1-0) at Kentucky (3-0, 1-0), 6:30 p.m., Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky (SEC Network)

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Dr.SwineSmeller
09-23-2017, 11:19 AM
I thought the Georgia game was being played at Sanford.

Herchel
09-23-2017, 11:25 AM
I thought the Georgia game was being played at Sanford.
It is.