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What are Alabama’s and Auburn’s records vs. newest SEC teams?

As of this week, the Universities of Texas and Oklahoma are officially members of the SEC.

As the two former Big 12 behemoths enter the fray, let’s take a look at how in-state teams have fared historically against the two.

Texas has a winning record against both teams, but the gap against Alabama is a little bit wider. In 10 games, the Longhorns own a 7-2-1 record against the Tide with the most recent matchup going to Texas in the 2023 season.

Auburn and Texas, on the other hand, have played eight times and not since 1991. Texas has won five of the eight matchups, but Auburn has won the previous two in 1991 and 1987.

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Alabama and Oklahoma, who face off this season in Norman, have only played six times. The Tide are 2-3-1 vs. the Sooners with the last matchup being a Tide victory in the 2018 College Football Playoff semifinal by a score of 45-34.

Auburn has never beaten Oklahoma. But they’ll get another shot when they host the Sooners in Jordan-Hare this season. There are only two other matchups – 1972 and 2017. Oklahoma defeated Auburn in the 2017 Sugar Bowl where OU won 35-19.

As both Alabama and Auburn hold losing records against their newest conference foes, expect the Tide and Tigers to provide a warm welcome to the SEC with the intensity of longtime rivals this season.

Michael Brauner is a Senior Sports Analyst and Contributing Writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @MBraunerWNSP and hear him every weekday morning from 6 to 9 a.m. on “The Opening Kickoff” on WNSP-FM 105.5, available free online

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