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November 14, 2017

Georgia v Auburn Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Hey, Auburn beat Georgia real bad on Saturday.

Sorry. I mean “Auburn whipped the dog crap out of ‘em” on Saturday.

The Tigers won 40-17 over the formerly #1 (now #7) team in the country, and rose to #6 in the rankings. We’ll see how high they get in the College Football Playoff rankings that are released tonight.

Being in the top six is a nice little team honor at this point, but you can’t do it without the pieces.

Namely, the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week.

Or the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week.

Or you know, the SEC Offensive Player of the Week.

On the defensive side of the ball, we had some guys make big plays. Like all of the defensive linemen. Jeff Holland, Marlon Davidson, Derrick Brown, Dontavius Russell. All got sacks.

And after the dominating defensive performance, allowing just 46 rushing yards to Nick Chubb (who can have his all-time rushing yards and zero titles of any kind) and Sony Michel, the Auburn defense as a whole is uh... good.

So, we should just get a nice easy win over Louisiana-Monroe this weekend, and look ahead to Alabama afterward. But let’s not overlook the Warhawks. They’ve got some SEC scalps.

See, if Auburn beats ULM, they hit nine wins. Check out this interesting graphic.

The last time Alabama beat an Auburn team that won nine games or more? 1994.

Before that? 1984.

Before that? 1974.

Before that? 1971.

That’s it. Just four times. When Auburn has at least nine wins in a year, they beat Alabama in 1957, 1958, 1963, 1970, 1972, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, and 2013.

Bottom line, when Auburn’s good, they usually win the Iron Bowl.

War Eagle.