Arkansas @ Auburn, who do we pull for?

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  1. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    I bought into the entire "oh boy we gotta play Florida after a loss, that Urban Meyer's gonna...... yada yada yada".

    Well that never transpired. In fact we manhandled Florida tonight.

    With that said, do we want a perfect and overly confident 7-0 Auburn facing us in 2 weeks? Do we want to set Auburn up with it's first loss to give LSU the outright lead in the SEC West before we even face them?
     
  2. Rolan

    Rolan Live from Houston

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    We need them undefeated. That will be our second huge road win.
     
  3. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    I like that too.

    I wanted Florida undefeated for this game.
     
  4. BAY0U BENGAL

    BAY0U BENGAL I'm a Chinese Bandit

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    Best question I've seen in some time. On one hand you wanna say a loss for Auburn so we'll be #1 in the SEC. Given that Arky's D is shaky (in my opinion) and our D is superb (in everyone's opinion). Arky's O is very good and ours is starting to become so-so. So, with that said, I'd rather have Auburn lose, in case we drop one somewhere along the line.

    BUT... I think Arky wins it anyway. And then we beat Auburn. Then we have a toss-up game to Arky (dem bastids is always playin us hard).
     
  5. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Mallett licking his chops after Kentucky gave Auburn's defense all it could handle.

    I got Arkansas winning it.
     
  6. ScottforJC

    ScottforJC It's never over until God says its over-Sid Ortis

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    I'll be there. Gotta pull for Auburn -- my daughter is one of the Tigerettes that recruits for them. I keep telling her Greg Robinson is not leaving Louisiana. I'm LSU first, Auburn second, and anyone playing Alabama third.

    Geaux Tigers!
     
  7. Rolan

    Rolan Live from Houston

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    As long as we keep winning, we are golden. We have the schedule to earn a huge amount of respect this season.
     
  8. BAY0U BENGAL

    BAY0U BENGAL I'm a Chinese Bandit

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    I almost bought a South Carolina Jersey today.:hihi:
     
  9. Zackardo

    Zackardo Founding Member

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    Well, the immediate goal is the SEC west. 0-loss LSU is obviously in, 3-loss LSU is obviously out, and I think it's safe to leave some kind of weird scenario where LSU loses to 2 of our rivals but they both drop 3 more games as negligible. Not that being negligible prevents anything from happening this season, but we can continue.

    So I'll consider the 1-loss LSU case. Furthermore we can assume that 1L-LSU's loss wasn't to Bama for the sake of this question, since then we beat both Ark/Auburn and have tiebreakers. (Theoretical LSU rocks hard.)

    So that means Auburn and Arkansas need to have 2 non-LSU SEC losses. Arkansas faces Ole Miss, Vandy, SC, and Miss State, and was considerate enough to drop a game already for us. Auburn faces Ole Miss, Georgia, and Bama. I think it's more likely that Ark loses one out of their slate than Auburn loses 2 out of theirs. So I'd rather Auburn take the loss. It helps us more out in the case that matters.

    I wouldn't say that means pulling for Arkansas. I prefer to think of it as hoping for slightly less damnation upon Arky in the following week.
     
  10. QBLuke

    QBLuke Hickey Da God

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    I don't care, we're beating them both. Nobody can handle LSU's front 7. Nobody.
     

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