Michigan vs SEC teams: The history

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on July 21st, 2017 at 1:40 PM

Michigan is 25-11-1 against teams who are currently in the SEC.

Here is the history for those who don't know it.

Date Opponent Result Event/Neutral Site
10/14/1905 vs Vanderbilt W 18-0  
11/3/1906 vs Vanderbilt W 10-4  
11/2/1907 at Vanderbilt W 8-0  
10/31/1908 vs Vanderbilt W 24-6  
11/7/1908 vs Kentucky W 62-0  
10/28/1911 vs Vanderbilt W 9-8  
10/25/1913 at Vanderbilt W 33-2  
10/10/1914 vs Vanderbilt W 23-3  
10/14/1922 at Vanderbilt T 0-0  
9/24/1955 vs Missouri W 42-7  
10/5/1957 vs Georgia W 26-0  
9/26/1959 vs Missouri L 15-20  
10/2/1965 vs Georgia L 7-15  
9/20/1969 vs Vanderbilt W 42-14  
10/4/1969 vs #9 Missouri L 17-40  
10/3/1970 vs Texas A&M W 14-10  
10/4/1975 vs #5 Missouri W 31-7  
10/1/1977 vs #5 Texas A&M W 44-3  
9/27/1980 vs South Carolina L 14-17  
1/2/1984 #3 Auburn L 7-9 Sugar Bowl
9/21/1985 at #11 South Carolina W 34-3  
1/2/1988 Alabama W 28-24 Hall of Fame Bowl
1/1/1991 #15 Mississippi W 35-3 Gator Bowl
12/28/1995 #19 Texas A&M L 20-22 Alamo Bowl
1/1/1997 #16 Alabama L 14-17 Outback Bowl
1/1/1999 #11 Arkansas W 45-31 Florida Citrus Bowl
1/1/2000 #5 Alabama W 35-34 OT Orange Bowl
1/1/2001 #20 Auburn W 31-28 Florida Citrus Bowl
1/1/2002 #8 Tennessee L 17-45 Florida Citrus Bowl
1/1/2003 #22 Florida  W 38-30 Outback Bowl
9/2/2006 vs Vanderbilt W 27-7  
1/1/2008 #9 Florida W 41-35 Capital One Bowl
1/1/2011 #21 Mississippi State L 14-52 Gator Bowl
9/1/2012 #2 Alabama L 14-41 Cowboys Classic
1/1/2013 #11 South Carolina L 28-33 Outback Bowl
1/1/2016 #19 Florida W 41-7 Citrus Bowl




July 21st, 2017 at 2:27 PM ^

That was the most bizarre game ever.  Mike Hart was fumbling the ball all over the place.  After all the years of Lloydball, it felt like he was trying to tell RichRod he knew how to coach an exciting offense too.

Despite the turnovers, I feel like if we called an offensive gameplan like that during his tenure, Lloyd would've had a few more conference titles at least.


July 21st, 2017 at 2:17 PM ^

The George Rogers game...Mr. Heisman.  Ugh.  We played like crap that day with a hangover from a crushing last minute loss to ND the prior week.  However, the team never lost after that game and went on to win Bo's first Rose Bowl.


July 21st, 2017 at 3:26 PM ^

If I remember correctly they had three trips into the red zone that they didn't get any points out off (two turnovers in the first half and a pass off Anthony Carter's fingertips at the end of the game). Ugly, ugly loss.


July 21st, 2017 at 2:27 PM ^

The Orange Bowl v Bama in 2000 is still one of my favorite games of all time. David Terrell put on a show while Brady carved them up. Ryan Pflugner was our player of the game, though.


July 21st, 2017 at 2:45 PM ^

Oh wait, I have it right here.

After OSU vacated their win over Arkansas in the 2011, they fell back to 0-9.  Owen Nine would have be a nice avatar name if you wanted to troll Eleven Warriers back then.

They are now 2-10 against the SEC in bowl games.  

Suck it, Buckeys!


July 21st, 2017 at 2:43 PM ^

No surprise when the worst loss and longest losing streak came...

Can we just erase 2008-2014 entirely. WD, omit that era from the SuperGuide, would ya.

M_Born M_Believer

July 21st, 2017 at 3:32 PM ^

Michigan would still be 17-11 against the SEC, but I would also propose that it would be fair we eliminate our 'Black Hole' of football history (2009-2014).  That would make our record 17-8.........


Or we can just keep all the data and take the good (Vandy beat downs) with the bad (The 'Black Hole').......

Bottomline, we have a good history against the SEC.  If I recall correctly, I believe that we are the only B1G team team to have a winning record.......


July 21st, 2017 at 3:50 PM ^

It's easy to write off Vandy but once upon a time, they were a good program. Or at the very least, competent.

If you care about really ancient history, Michigan was a thorn in their side during the Fielding Yost years, giving them their only loss of the season in 1905, 1906, 1907, 1911 and that tie in 1922.

Vandy was giving regular beat downs those exact years to many of the current makeup of SEC teams, beating Alabama 78-0 in 1906, 34-0 the year prior, 54-0 over Auburn, 45-0 over Tennessee as well as blowout wins over Texas, Ole Miss and Kentucky. In 1911, Michigan was the only team that scored on Vandy's defense the entire year.

But I guess all of this is moot because, as OSU and MSU fans have said a million times, no games from 100 years ago should count in the record books because....just because.


July 21st, 2017 at 3:10 PM ^

That 1965 game was my first.  The GA card section made a huge confederate flag.

It was decades before an SEC team played another game north of the Mason-Dixon line.


Dan Devine coached MO for the 1959 and 1969 wins, at the Big House, and Notre Dame in their 1979 win in A2.


July 21st, 2017 at 3:20 PM ^

i think the real record is how many SEC coaches called hookers and had affairs with their support staff VS Michigan coaches.


From my count that's a record the SEC doesn't want...


July 21st, 2017 at 3:25 PM ^

We haven't had a home-and-home series vs. an SEC opponent in 30+ years. The Arkansas series cancellation was a mistake, imo.

I'd really like a H&H series with LSU, UGA, Auburn and/or USCe but if ND (along with a Big 12 or Pac-12 team) remain on the schedule it probably won't happen.


July 21st, 2017 at 4:09 PM ^

That stupid Outback Bowl against South Carolina under Hoke was kind of like last year's bowl game. WE fight back to take the lead in the final minute and then one HUGE play changes everything. In this case, basically a Hail Mary bomb which of course they completed.

Before that play, I was all set for Clowney to celebrate his unblocked free shot on Vincent Smith while I celebrated a Michigan victory over another SEC team...and then, a shit sandwich followed by hundreds of media orgasms over Steve Spurrier.

UM Indy

July 21st, 2017 at 5:03 PM ^

SEC teams (rightfully) for not traveling north, but if this list is correct we have only played one true road game at an SEC school in what we'll call the modern age of college football. Granted lots of bowls and kickoff games are in SEC country but the bottom line is true home and homes need to happen.


July 21st, 2017 at 7:55 PM ^

Once you take away the beatings of those poor unranked teams, assuming for the most part UM was ranked and you compared a ranked UM team to a ranked SEC team, it seems about 50/50. I'd be curious to know what UM was ranked in those matchups.


July 21st, 2017 at 10:06 PM ^

I was at the '77 A&M game, the 1980 South Carolina game, 2000 Bama game, the 2016 Florida game and, sadly, the 2013 South Carolina game.  I think the '13 S. Car. game was the beginning of the end for Hoke though it was a close game against a good team.