wardamneagle 0 Posted August 25, 2006 Share Posted August 25, 2006 All this talk of Auburn having an easier schedule because all of our major games are at home got me thinking: Is there really any such thing as a home field advantage? Now, I'm not talking against "lesser" opponents like Buffalo, Tulane, or UAT . There should be an advantage over these teams simply because of the intimidation factor of playing at J-H. I'm talking about top tier teams like UGA, UF, UT, LSU, etc. It seems over the past several years and beyond you can name a ton of "upsets" of teams on their home field. We beat the hell out of UT in Knoxvegas a couple of years ago. It seems the UGA game goes back and forth with AU beating them at home and UGA beating AU at home. Last year, if AU can go 2 for 5 in FG's we win that game at LSU. Was Vaughn scared of kicking at LSU or did he just have an off night? UT should have beaten UAT at home last year. the Cocks beat UT in Knoxville last year. AU had home field over GaTech and got it handed to us. We can all name plenty more instances where the home team lost, even with it's perceived home field advantage. So is there anything to it? Can Home Field Advantage really be a disadvantage? I say yes. There is obviously more pressure to win the games you should against big time opponents at home because of the perceived home field ad. Play those games on the opponents home field and that pressure is off you and on them and you have the team unity of going into a hostile environment. StatTiger if you're out there, do you have any stats on Home Field Advantage Winning % (against major opponents, not the cake-walk games). I'd be willing to wager that it's pretty close to 50% of the time home team wins and 50% opponents win. If that is the case, it's a 50/50 coin flip, so is there an advantage? What say you all? Discuss. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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