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Fast Forward Week 1 Georgia Southern vs. Auburn “Inside The Numbers”

Georgia Southern vs. Auburn

 

 
Notes:
Georgia Southern won 5 games in 2016 with 4 wins (South Alabama, UL-Monroe, New Mexico State and Troy) coming against FBS opponents with a combined overall record of 23-27 or .460%. The Eagles won those games by a combined score of 97-73 with three wins coming by 4 points or less.

 

 
Georgia Southern lost 7 games (Western Michigan, Arkansas State, Georgia Tech, Appalachian State, Ole Miss, LA-Lafayette and Georgia State) in 2016 to opponents with a combined overall record of 54-36 overall or .600%. The Eagles lost those games by a total score 245-168 or 11.0 points per game.

 

 

 
Since 2010, Georgia Southern is 1-8 vs. Power 5 teams and has been outscored in those losses by a total margin of 295-170 or 15.6 points per game.

 

 

 
Since 2010, Georgia Southern is 1-4 against the SEC and has lost those games by a total score of 150-79 or 17.7 points per game. The Eagles lost to Alabama, Georgia (twice) and Ole Miss with the lone victory coming against Florida in 2013 (26-20).

 

 
Auburn won 8 games in 2016 against 7 FBS opponents (Arkansas State, LSU, LA-Monroe, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt) with a combined overall record of 44-44 or .500%. The Tigers outscored those opponents by a total score of 339-96 or 34.7 points per game.

 
Auburn lost 5 games in 2016 to opponents with a combined overall record of 55-14 overall or .797%. The Tigers lost those games by a total score of 126-67 or 11.8 points per game.

 
Since 2006, Auburn is 9-2 week one of the college football season and has outscored those opponents in the 9 wins by a total score of 335-173 or 18.0 points per game. Both losses came to Clemson by a total score of 45-32 or 6.5 points per game (2012 and 2016).

 

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