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When was the last time this team won every game it was supposed to win?

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by AnthroMatt, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. AnthroMatt

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    I think my biggest take away from this season is that there was no clunker. Not a single game we should have won that we managed to screw up somehow.

    To me this is the sign of a team coming together. They were consistent and took care of business. Next step is to win a couple of the games you're not supposed to win. I think we did that vs. Auburn but we needed to go 2-1 vs. AU, LSU, UGA and we aren't over that hump yet. But soon? I think so....
     
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  2. Distant Gator

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    This. It's easy to say that we should win every game in which we are favored.
    But ask any Bulldog how easy it is to do that.
     
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  3. gatordavisl

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    Good Q Matt. Even during the Spurrier & Meyer years, our best teams seemed to drop a game unexpectedly. To answer your question, the best I can come up with is:
    • 2011 Gators went 7-6 in Muschamp's first year. All losses were to ranked team, except FSU.
    • 1995 Undefeated Gator team only lost to Nebraska
    I have a sense of confidence that under Mullen, the Gators will come to each game prepared. This season, I think the schedule set up pretty nicely. Given the young OL, I anticipated a 3-4 loss season, because I thought they would drop an unexpected game or two. Mullen is the man.
     
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  4. tilly

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    Maybe 1996. Only loss to FSU at Doak?
     
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  5. tilly

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    Were we favored at Auburn in 06? I know we were ranked higher, but they were #11 at Jordan-Hare. AU finished in the top 10.

    Not really a bad loss there.
     
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  6. Gatorrick22

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    It's hard to beat the refs in their home town... :mad:
     
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    I'd have to say 95. We beat everyone, but weren't favored over Nebraska, and we know why.
     
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    That was a friggin' incomplete pass. His arm was moving forward!
     
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  9. BJ1888

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    Wikipedia says pregame line was “pick em”
     
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  10. WESGATORS

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    2015 was the last time we won all the games we were supposed to win. Favored in 8 games, won all 8. Also won pick 'em game at home against UT and Ole Miss game as a 6.5-point dog.

    Believe it or not, Mac only had two upset losses (@ Arkansas in 2016, home vs. TAMU in 2017).

    Go GATORS!
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    Anywhere from pick 'em to FLORIDA by 2.5.

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    We were 3-point favorites in that game.

    Go GATORS!
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    In 2011, we were favored to win @ Auburn (-2.5).
    1995 is the next time before 2015.

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    Average line in those 12 games was BETTER than -28 (-22 for just SEC opponents), that was team built with lofty expectations. Still covered half of those games.

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  16. gatordavisl

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    Interesting: Sports reference appears to have an unranked FL @ #24 Auburn. After getting our doors beat in by Bama and LSU the previous two weeks, I can't imagine there was much confidence/expectation that FL would win @ Auburn.
     
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    I agree, but my biggest takeaway is not being scared every time we're on offense. As a life long gator fan who grew up sneaking into the games in the 3rd quarter during the 90s the one thing I'm not used to is anemic offense.

    When I played basketball I was taught there's 3 outcomes to any game, either you win, get beat, or lose. Winning is great, and nothing wrong with getting beat by a better team, some of the best games I played I got beat by a better player. Lately we've been losing. Losing is unacceptable.
     
  18. gatordavisl

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  19. tilly

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    Sure, but Playing #2 on the road is not exactly a game you "should win". I certainly don't lump that loss in with the eggs we have laid at other times. ...Good news is, I think we covered in the next game we played. :D
     
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