Friday, October 19, 2007

A Streak In Time

It’s been a busy week and, unfortunately, I haven’t been able to post.

During the 1980s, I once heard someone say that Auburn hasn’t won in Death Valley since Gone With The Wind was written.

That statement was more indicative of how few times Auburn and LSU have played, not some long time domination at Baton Rouge. Before going to divisional play in the 1990s, Auburn and LSU rarely played. The schools were not annual opponents for many years, sometimes seeing each other only twice in a decade. If my memory serves me correctly, the schools have played 40 times, with LSU holding a two-game lead in the series.

However, LSU thinks they do have domination. They are convinced that a night game in Baton Rouge gives them an unbeatable edge. LSU has won 17 straight at home and has won 24 straight night games going back to 2002.

This means something has to give. LSU has many streaks going into this weekend. So do we. We have

=> Undefeated against Top 5 teams during Tuberville’s tenure.
=> Eight straight SEC road wins.
=> 14 SEC road wins out of the last 15 road games
=> 19-5 on the road since 2003.

And one more streak, the home team has won the last seven games.

That last streak needs to end now.

As relaxed as I feel right now, I think we will.

Besides, EVERY pundit in America has picked LSU by a TD or less. (The line is LSU by 11.) All we need now is the GameDay crew to declare us having absolutely no chance at all.

War Eagle!!!

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