Petrino in Season Openers 10-0

Bobby Petrino is 10-0 in Season Openers as a college football head coach.  5 of those wins came against Kentucky, 4-0 at UofL and 1-0 at Western Kentucky.  6 games came against Power 5 programs, 5-0 vs. SEC and 1-0 vs. ACC.  All 4 of his openers at Arkansas came against FCS competition.

Petrino’s score in his 10 openers is 395-159 (39.5-15.9 average) overall.  Against Power 5 competition Petrino has outscored opponents 224-115 (37.33-19.16).

Petrino in Season Openers
2003- UofL Win @ UK 40-24
2004-UofL Win vs. UK 28-0
2005-UofL Win @ UK 31-24
2006-UofL Win vs. UK 59-28
2008-Ark Win vs. Western Illinois 28-24
2009-Ark Win vs. Missouri State 48-10
2010-Ark Win vs. Tennessee Tech 44-3
2011-Ark Win vs. Missouri State 51-7
2013-WKU Win vs. UK 35-26
2014-UofL Win vs. Miami 31-13
Total 395-159
Average 39.5-15.9
Total vs. Power 5 224-115
Average vs. Power 5 37.33 – 19.16

Petrino vs. Auburn 3-1

Taking a look at Coach Petrino vs. Auburn, all 4 games occurred while Bobby was in Fayetteville.  His initial team that finished 5-7 would defeat  #25 Auburn 25-22 AT Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn.  In 2009 Petrino’s Razorbacks took down #17 Auburn in Fayetteville 44-23…Gus Malzahn was the Offensive Coordinator beginning in 2009.

In 2010, Petrino’s lone loss to the Tigers came during a 65-43 thriller when Arkansas simply stopped scoring after the Razorbacks gained the lead in the 4th quarter 43-37 in Jordan-Hare Stadium.  Auburn’s Cameron Newton & Michael Dyer made plays to win the game in the Gus Malzahn offense and eventually were crowned the National Champions of the 2010 season.  

Coach Petrino edged his advantage over Auburn to 3-1 in his final season at Arkansas with a 38-14 victory at Razorback Stadium.  Petrino also improved to 2-1 at Arkansas vs. offenses coached by Gus Malzhan. with the 2011 win over the Tigers.

Petrino vs. Auburn
2008-Ark Win vs. Auburn 25-22
2009-Ark Win vs. Auburn 44-23
2010-Ark Loss vs. Auburn 65-43
2011-Ark Win vs. Auburn 38-14
Total 150-124
Average 37.5-31.0
The following two tabs change content below.
@UofLSheriff50. Louisville native, University of Louisville Business School Grad c/o 2004. Co-Founder of

Latest posts by Mark Blankenbaker (see all)

TCZ Comments