Auburn’s 5 worst SEC losing streaks
The last year Auburn beat LSU on the road, Bill Clinton was President, Michael Jordan had recently retired for the second time and Gus Malzahn was coaching high school football in Arkansas.
Auburn has not defeated LSU on the road since Sept. 18, 1999.
Auburn has lost in Death Valley seven times in a row, but they will get another chance to break the skid this Saturday.
The seven-game drought is a disappointment for Auburn fans, but that is not the longest losing streak Auburn has compiled against an SEC opponent. Here are the team’s worst stretches against some of its conference foes:
*This list includes games that occurred from 1933, when Auburn became a member of the SEC, until the present. The records reflect data compiled in this database.*
1. Alabama, nine games (1973-81)
The history between these two teams does not need any introduction. The annual “Iron Bowl” matchup has been played every year since 1948. Auburn’s longest streak of wins against Alabama came from 2002-07, when Auburn reeled off six in a row.
2. Georgia, eight games (1944-52)
Georgia comes in second on the list with eight consecutive victories over Auburn. Georgia won handedly in six of the eight games, but Auburn lost by one possession twice and tied 20-20 with Georgia in 1949. Auburn immediately won six in a row over Georgia from 1953-58 after Georgia’s streak ended.
T3. Florida, seven games (1995-2000)
The Gators have the most recent lengthy winning streak against the Tigers. Florida beat Auburn twice in 2000. The first came in the regular season and the second came in that season’s SEC Championship game. Rex Grossman (yes, that Rex Grossman) had a combined nine touchdown passes in the two games. Both were blowouts.
T3. Mississippi State, seven games (1941-1948)
Mississippi State owned Auburn during this streak. The Tigers did not score a point in five of the seven losses, the worst a 33-0 defeat in 1946.
5. Vanderbilt, six games (1934-1950)
Surprised? Vanderbilt was not always the futile program that it is today. This streak spanned the most years on the list. The Commodores defeated Auburn 7-6 in 1934 and then the two teams did not play again until 1946. Vanderbilt won that game and the next four as well.
Auburn beat LSU at home, 41-7, last season. Auburn will attempt to end their losing streak at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, but as the list shows, that would still be short of the worst streak in school history.