SEC Football Facts
I can't determine yet whether or not I want to start doing this as a new feature or not. The gathering of data wouldn't be that difficult, but it'd just be another thing to keep up with. So for a potential taste of the future, here's an impromptu edition of SEC Football Facts, which gives some information on all the teams in the SEC and who they're playing.
This is Alabama's first meeting against UTEP. It will be the Tide's 113th different opponent. More about Alabama later this week in UA Football Facts.
Arkansas will be playing Weber State, a game that was scheduled this year after its originally scheduled game with North Texas wasn't rescheduled. Arkansas has never played the Wildcats, but are 1-1 all-time versus I-AA schools (a win over Southwest Missouri State last year and a loss to the Citadel in 1992).
Auburn is trying to break a four-game losing streak against Mississippi State. That's MSU's longest winning streak against the Tigers since 1941-48, a span of 7 games. The Tigers are 22-5 against Mississippi State when they play at home. Auburn has 50 wins against Mississippi State, tying them with another set of Bulldogs (Georgia's) as the team Auburn holds the most victories against.
Florida and LSU will tangle for the 48th time. Florida holds a 25-19-3 series edge, and has won twelve of the last thirteen. The last LSU win in the series was the 28-21 upset of the then #1 Gators in 1997.
Georgia and Tennessee have played 30 times previously, with the series standing 17-11-2 in Tennessee's favor. Georgia broke a nine-game losing streak to the Volunteers last year with a 21-10 decision. The Dawgs are only 5-9-1 in Knoxville, though.
Kentucky and South Carolina play for the 13th time, with the Wildcats holding a slight 6-5-1 edge. Kentucky has only scored two more points than the Gamecocks in this series (251-249). The series is 5-4 in UK's favor since Carolina joined the SEC in 1992.
Ole Miss faces a consistently overmatched Arkansas State team this weekend. The Rebels hold a decisive 16-1-2 advantage in this series, with the Indians' only win coming in 1915. Every game in this series has been played in Oxford. The closest Arkansas State has come in the past five meetings is 13 points in 1998.
Vandy plays Louisville this weekend. Louisville holds the distinction in Vandy's record book as the only school other than Birmingham-Southern that has played Vandy at least three times and never scored. Vandy holds a 2-0-1 series edge, but the last time that the teams played was in 1974.
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