OT (Sort of): Hump Day Quiz -- Michigan vs. the SEC

Submitted by M Ascending on August 9th, 2017 at 7:45 AM

This has been another year in the headlines of Michigan vs. the SEC; Harbaugh vs. Pete Finebum, etc.  And in just three weeks, we will be facing off against the Florida Gators.  So, why not an easy pop quiz about Michigan's history with the SEC.

Again, please do not loook up the answers before you post -- it ruins the fun for everyone.  And I suggest that after you read the questions you scroll down to the bottom and post your responses before reading everyone else's.  That way, no spoilers.  So, here we go.

Question 1: In the entire history of Michigan football, we have played just 37 games against current SEC teams, with one game ending in a tie.  WHAT IS MICHIGAN'S RECORD IN THE REMAINING 36 GAMES AGAINST THE SEC?

Question 2:  CAN YOU NAME THE ONLY SEC TEAM THAT MICHIGAN HAS NEVER PLAYED?

Question 3:  CAN YOU LIST EVERY SEC TEAM THAT MICHIGAN HAS BEATEN?  (Feel free to guess the number of wins against each of them.)

Question 4:  CAN YOU NAME EVERY SEC TEAM THAT HAS EVER BEATEN MICHIGAN?  (Again, feel free to guess the number of losses.)

Answers will be posted tomorrow with some interesting commentary on the history of Michigan vs. the SEC.  Have fun.

 

Comments

Gulogulo37

August 9th, 2017 at 8:55 AM ^

I remember that game well. Watched it with my half brother and his dad. The announcers kept making a point that Auburn's RB gets better as the game goes on. But he really never got going. So late in the game he'd keep plowing for 1 or 2 yards only and my brother's dad would say with astonishment, "He just keeps getting better!"

EDIT: Just looked it up. It was 2001. Rudi Johnson was their RB. He had 25 carries for 85 yards.

Everyone Murders

August 9th, 2017 at 8:01 AM ^

Q1 - As a WAG, Imma say 24-12.

Q2 - Mississippi State.  (Another educated WAG - I mean, why would we bother going to Starkville, and SEC teams notoriously don't head north?)  Second guess would be UGA.

Q3 - Wins against Bama, Florida, Tennessee, Ole Miss, LSU, Mizzou, Vandy, USC (NTUSC), UK, Arkansas 

Q4 - Losses against Bama, Auburn, Florida, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USC (NTUSC), Arkansas (at least we lost Mallet to them, so that should count)

LSAClassOf2000

August 9th, 2017 at 10:18 AM ^

I seem to remember 485 yards allowed by Michigan of which a considerable portion can be attributed to Relf's legs. I also remember us working really, really hard to squeeze 2 TDs from about 350 yards of offense largely wasted. 

I also remember being very tipsy after this game. That's about it. 

swdodgimus

August 9th, 2017 at 8:09 AM ^

A) 25-12

No assistance on other ones. I answered the bottom three first, I swear!

B) LSU

C) Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Tulane (originally SEC), Texas AM, Missouri, Georgia Tech (former SEC).

D) Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi St, Texas AM, Missouri, Tennessee

Hemlock Philosopher

August 9th, 2017 at 8:32 AM ^

A) 25-11. Something like 10-0-1 versus Vandy and 15-11 versus the rest

B) We've never played LSU? (WAG). I distinctly remember games versus Bama, MSSt, SoCo, UF, Auburn, and Tenn. Could be Ga or Ky, I don't remember having played them. I'll stick with LSU though. 

C) Michigan has beaten every SEC team except LSU (since I am guessing we haven't played them), MSSt and Tennessee since they beat us recently in bowl games and I don't recall playing them before. 

D) Michigan has lost to Bama, MSST, Tenn, Auburn, aTm, Mizzou and SoCo. Probably missing one or two there. 

Suck it, SEC. 

MGoGrendel

August 9th, 2017 at 8:41 AM ^

I could go there and cheat, but what fun is that!

The 1922 Vanderbilt game was a soccer special: 0-0.  Other than that, we are 10-0 against them; which is expected.

Maize and Blue in OH

August 9th, 2017 at 9:00 AM ^

1) 28-8

2) Georgia

3) Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Arkansas, LSU, Florida, Vandy, Kentucky, South Carolina, Missouri

4) Alabama, Mississippi State, Auburn, Tennessee, South Carolina, Texas A&M 

DualThreat

August 9th, 2017 at 9:19 AM ^

Question 1: In the entire history of Michigan football, we have played just 37 games against current SEC teams, with one game ending in a tie.  WHAT IS MICHIGAN'S RECORD IN THE REMAINING 36 GAMES AGAINST THE SEC?

A:  21-15?

Question 2:  CAN YOU NAME THE ONLY SEC TEAM THAT MICHIGAN HAS NEVER PLAYED?

A:  Mizzou?

Question 3:  CAN YOU LIST EVERY SEC TEAM THAT MICHIGAN HAS BEATEN?  (Feel free to guess the number of wins against each of them.)

A:  Flordia, Kentucky, Vandy, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State, Texas A&M?

Question 4:  CAN YOU NAME EVERY SEC TEAM THAT HAS EVER BEATEN MICHIGAN?  (Again, feel free to guess the number of losses.)

A:  Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Georgia, LSU?

 

IMissJohnCooper

August 9th, 2017 at 9:27 AM ^

1: 20-16-1

2: LSU?

3: Florida, Alabama, Auburn, Vandy, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Georgia, Ole Miss

4: Alabama, South Carolina, Miss St, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Georgia, Ole Miss

Credit812

August 9th, 2017 at 9:32 AM ^

24-10-1

Never played LSU

Loses to Bama (2x), Auburn, A&M, South Carolina (2x), Miss St, Tenn, Missouri, Georgia, 

Wins over Ark, Miss, Auburn, Bama, A&M, Florida, Georgia, SC, Vandy, Missouri and maybe Kentucky?

Navy Wolverine

August 9th, 2017 at 9:41 AM ^

Wild ass guesses to follow:

1) 21-15

2) I have no recollection on M playing the following: Mizzou, Arkansas, TAMU (although it seems like we may have played them in an Alamo Bowl a long time ago), LSU, Ole Miss, Vandy, Kentucky or Georgia. My guess here is Kentucky.

3) Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, TAMU, Vandy, LSU, Ole Miss, Georgia, Mizzou.

4) Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, South Carolina, Miss St.

mgobaran

August 9th, 2017 at 10:06 AM ^

Question 1: 25-11

Question 2: Mizzou

Question 3: Florida, Alabama, Vanderbilt, TAMU, Auburn, Kentucky, Georgia, Ole Miss, LSU, Arkansas

Question 4: South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, TAMU

Mi Sooner

August 9th, 2017 at 10:28 AM ^

LSU is the only school we haven't played; however, Meechigan hasn't played Missouri Texas A&M and Arkansas as members of the SEC. Missouri was in the Big8/12 and the other two as members of the old SWC.

Don

August 9th, 2017 at 10:47 AM ^

We've played Missouri several times, including the first loss of the Schembechler era when the Tigers came into Ann Arbor and kicked's Bo's ass 40-17.

M Ascending

August 9th, 2017 at 10:59 AM ^

I was a freshman that year, sitting in the end zone.  The last thing I remember was the score being something like 7-3.  I was just 18 and was introduced that afternoon to my new friends Ripple and Boone's Farm.  The rest is history -- and a blur.

BTW, that Mizzou team was really good, going on to play Ped State in a New Year's Day Bowl (when there weren't many bowl games to go around).

M Ascending

August 9th, 2017 at 5:43 PM ^

I'm not sure that's correct. I thought Gerry Faust coached ND when the rivalry resumed, but I could be wrong.
Edit:. I was indeed wrong. Devine coached the first three games after the rivalry renewed, before Faust took over in 1981. They came into AA tanked number 1. We crushed them and they finished the season 5-6 under their HS coach. We're not the only ones capable of bad coaching hires. And ND appears to have doubled down on that several times since.

Wolverine Devotee

August 9th, 2017 at 11:00 AM ^

  1. Michigan is 25-11-1 vs the SEC
  2. LSU
  3. Michigan has beaten Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
  4. Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M

MadMonkey

August 9th, 2017 at 11:33 AM ^

1.   22 wins Michigan, 14 SEC

2.  Georgia

3.  Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina, Texas A&M, LSU, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Tennessee

4.  Alabama, Tennessee, Auburn,