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Bobby Petrino's record as favorite & underdog

 
Bobby Petrino's record as favorite & underdog
Posted January 28th, 2014 @ 6:44pm

One of the common criticisms I hear about Bobby Petrino is "he can beat up on the scrubs but he can't beat teams that are equal or better than his". Heck I've probably been guilty of saying that a time or two myself!

 

I decided to crunch the numbers and find out.

 

Bobby Petrino has coached in 113 college games and has a record of 83-30 (73%).

 

Here is the breakdown of how many games his team has been an underdog. Point spreads are taken from Phil Steele's College Football Yearbook:

 

Louisville

2003 (2-1)
+6 at Kentucky - W 40-24
+3.5 at Syracuse - W 30-20
+2 at #13 TCU - L 31-28

2004 (0-1)
+9 at #3 Miami - L 41-38

2005
no games as underdog

2006
no games as underdog

 

Arkansas

2008 (3-6)
+9 vs #9 Alabama - L 49-14
+27 at #7 Texas - L 52-10
+26 vs #12 Florida - L 38-7
+16.5 at #20 Auburn - W 25-22
+7.5 at Kentucky - L 21-20
+6.5 vs Ole Miss - L 23-21
+7 vs #19 Tulsa - W 30-23
+12.5 at South Carolina - L 34-21
+4.5 vs LSU - W 31-30

2009 (1-4)
+17.5 at #3 Alabama - L 35-7
+2.5 vs #17 Auburn - W 44-23
+24.5 at #1 Florida - L 23-20
+6.5 at Ole Miss - L 30-17
+3.5 at #17 LSU - L 33-30/OT

2010 (2-2)
+2 at Georgia - W 31-24
+7 vs #1 Alabama - L 24-20
+3.5 at #7 Auburn - L 65-43
+4.5 at South Carolina - W 41-20

2011 (1-2)
+11 at #3 Alabama - L 38-14
+2.5 vs Texas A&M - W 42-38
+12.5 at #1 LSU - L 41-17

 

Western Kentucky

2013 (2-1)
+4.5 vs Kentucky - W 35-26
+14 at Tennessee - L 52-20
+3.5 vs Navy - W 19-7

 

BOTTOM LINE:
* in Bobby Petrino's 113 college games, he's been a favorite in 85. in those games his record is 72-13 (84%)
* he's been an underdog in 28 games. his record is 11-17 (39%)
* he's been an underdog against a non-ranked team in 13 games. his record is 8-5 (62%)
* he's been an underdog against a ranked team in 15 games. his record is 3-12 (20%)

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