Sep 162012
 

For the second week in a row, a team from the Sun Belt has beaten an opponent from the SEC. Yesterday, Western Kentucky defeated Kentucky 32-31 in overtime, and last week Louisiana-Monroe defeated Arkansas 34-31 also in overtime.

For the first time, teams from the Sun Belt have beaten opponents from the SEC twice in the same season, let alone in consecutive weeks. Yesterday, Louisiana-Monroe almost pulled off that feat single-handedly, but loss to Auburn 31-28 in overtime.

The Sun Belt’s Victories Over the SEC

Season Date Team Final W-L Opponent Final W-L Result
2001 8/30/2001 Middle Tennessee 8-3 at Vanderbilt (TN) 2-9 W 37-28
2002 10/12/2002 Middle Tennessee 4-8 at Vanderbilt (TN) 2-10 W 21-20
2005 10/1/2005 Middle Tennessee 4-7 at Vanderbilt (TN) 5-6 W 17-15
2007 11/17/2007 Louisiana-Monroe 6-6 at Alabama 7-6 W 21-14
2012 9/8/2012 Louisiana-Monroe ? at (8) Arkansas ? W 34-31
2012 9/15/2012 Western Kentucky ? at Kentucky ? W 32-31

 

The Sun Belt now has a record of 6-95 (.059 W Pct) vs. the SEC. Before the season started the Sun Belt had a winning percentage of  .043 (4-90).

 

Sources: College Football at Sports-Reference.comCollege Football Data Warehouse

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