Alabama Hasn't Beaten an Auburn Team with More than 9 Wins Since 1994

November 25, 2013 at 11:32a    by DJ Byrnes    
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Saban poses with his traditional meal.

Last week, we brought you news that Baylor hadn't won in Stillwater, Oklahoma since 1939. The Bears in turn got their lunch packed Saturday night. On the same vein, we bring you this interesting news, from America's finest literary source, AL.com:

The last time Alabama won an Iron Bowl against an Auburn team headed toward nine or more wins was 1994. That was Terry Bowden's second season as head coach, and it was his first defeat on the Auburn sideline.

In contrast, Auburn's won three of the last seven Iron Bowls against Alabama teams headed toward nine-plus victories. The Tigers beat an Alabama team that would finish 10-3 in 2010, an Alabama team headed toward 10-2 in 2005 and an Alabama team en route to 10-3 in 2002.

That is, uh... that's quite interesting. Obviously (and as is noted in the article) all these historical trends don't mean anything for the 2013 rendition of the Iron Bowl, but this does have us feeling better about Auburn's chances against Nick Saban's devil magic on Saturday.


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Grayskullsession's picture

Troll tide troll

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

Maestro's picture

I hate that I have to care about that game.

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ATXbucknut's picture

I hear that.  If this game were any more inbred it'd be a sandwich.

Scott's picture

Criminally underrated post.

Class of 2008

hodge's picture

Gus Malzahn - Gandalf
Nick Saban - Saruman

Jeeves's picture

Hoke= Butterbur
Meyer= Aragorn ?

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Will Muschamp = Gollum?

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

I_Run_The_Dave's picture

In that case, Les Miles is Radagast the Brown...

TMac's picture

The Iron Bowl was historically played in Birmingham rather than on either Campus, that changed as the teams expanded their stadiums in the 80's & 90's. 2000 was the first time the game was played in Tuscaloosa since 1901 - so there is less "home field" history.  Just thought that was interesting!

Hovenaut's picture

Saban nearly has a full grin in that pic.
Near full grinnage.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.

Earle's picture

Of course he's grinning, someone just gave him an 8-yr old future grayshirt/medical hardship.  Either that, or he's about to suck out that child's soul.

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Hovenaut's picture

Don't have a pic handy, but I immediately thought of the movie "The Leprechaun".

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.

Earle's picture

It is a little uncanny:

Although I think the leprechaun might be taller.

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Hovenaut's picture

.....and easier to like.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I'm a big Auburn fan this week, so I'll take any positive signs I can get, but this is kind of a goofy stat.
Of the 8 times Auburn has won 9 games after '94, for six of those seasons Bama sucked (4, 3, 6, 6, 7 wins respectively). So you're really only looking at two seasons that fit with the story that this stat is trying to tell - 2002 and 2010 (Cam Newton).

yrro's picture

And honestly, Alabama should have probably won the 2010 game. They had some horrible luck with injuries in that game, with both their unstoppable #1 WR and their starting quarterback going down. Before that happened they were tearing through Auburn's defense like wildfire.

Buckeye1004's picture

Again with the negative waves!!!!
 
War Eagle!!!!

Buckeye1004's picture

Stop with the negative waves!
  War Eagle!!!!!!!

Maestro's picture

I hope it becomes The Anemic Bowl and both teams pass out on the field, the game is called a draw, Saban cusses out all the UA fans and gets mauled.

vacuuming sucks

Doc's picture

It's nice to have dreams.

"Say my name."

Maffro's picture

"That was Terry Bowden's second season as head coach, and it was his first defeat on the Auburn sideline."
This struck more of a chord with me than what the rest of that article was about.

DJ Byrnes's picture

The 90's were a magical time to be alive.

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

Maffro's picture

I was referring to the potential (but unlikely, of course) parallel with Ohio State.

Kurt's picture

[right click, save as, WAR DAMN GUS dot gif]

TheShookster's picture

THIS ARTICLE BRINGS HOPE (and not the Danny variety)

Earle's picture

Just say no to italics abuse.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

That's a nice stat. I just have a feeling that Bama is going to beat them like they stole something. Well, they did just steal a recruit. XD

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Doc's picture

Unfortunately I think you are right.  'Bama will roll me fears.

"Say my name."

doodah_man's picture

I live in Montgomery, Alabama. Sorta half way between AU and Auburn. Lots of folks for each here. They talk about their rivalry...snort...they say it is an intense rivalry...chortle...they say it is one of the all time great rivalries...(coffee comes out of my nose). SERIOUSLY?
I tell them that until you experience tOSU v TTUN week in the Bus, you don't know rivalries. I tell them...your rivalry, in comparison to tOSU v TTUN, is amusing, it is cute.
“It’s not just another game, it’s not.” –Meyer

Jim "DooDah" Day
It is hard to play dirty against a man who picks you up.

ChazBuckeye's picture

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

UrbanCulture's picture

the caption on the photo LOL

gwalther's picture

The archaeologist from Jurassic Park wants his hats back, Nick.

Class of 2008

Maestro's picture

Yeldon is going to run all over Auburn I fear, much to my chagrin. 

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NicktheLaw13's picture

Go Auburn but the Tide will Roll!