The Big 4-0: Fast Start Bodes Well for Auburn Tigers

Posted by Kevin Strickland on September-27-2009 Add Comments

The Auburn Tigers out-punched the Ball State Cardinals 54-30 on Saturday night to move to 4-0 on the season. If history is any indicator, the hot start bodes well for Tiger fortunes. 

Only 27 teams in Auburn history have started a season 4-0.  Eight of those occurred after 1974. 

Of the eight teams in the last 35 years that started 4-0, only two failed to win at least ten games. The 1994 Tigers reeled off nine before a closing with a tie and a loss. Auburn started 2000 with five consecutive wins before fading to 4-4 down the stretch. 

Two of the eight finished the season without a loss. 

Only one of the eight lost more than two games. 

Three of the eight won the SEC West (one other would have but ...

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