How Auburn Won Every 2019-20 Bowl Game

LSU appeared to be the best team in college football in 2019. They ran through their schedule to a 15-0 record, culminating with a 17-point victory over Clemson to win the National Championship.

But who gave them their toughest game? It would have to be the Auburn Tigers who held the LSU Tigers to their season low in points and only a 3-point victory in Baton Rouge. I’m sorry, it’s just too tough to call based on that one game on the field. I think we’ll have to go through My Team is Better Than Your Team once more to see who really deserves to be called the greatest team in all the land.

Ok, WOW! Are you kidding me? After using math and results from dozens of games, it appears that not only did Auburn transitively beat LSU, they also won EVERY SINGLE BOWL GAME for the fourth year in a row. Clear out some space in the trophy room. Better yet, build a new one.

Only one bowl took more than four levels of transitivity, and most just took two levels. Five were direct transitive wins. That’s hard to argue with given all the results right there in front of us. So, once again, your 2019-20 Transitive National Champions and Winners of All Bowls: the Auburn Tigers.


Celebration Bowl

Champion on the field: North Carolina A&T, but…

-Auburn beat Alabama 48-45
-Alabama beat Duke 42-3
-Duke beat North Carolina A&T 45-13

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Bahamas Bowl

Champion on the field: Buffalo, but…

-Auburn beat Kent State 55-16
-Kent State beat Buffalo 30-27

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Frisco Bowl

Champion on the field: Kent State, but…

-Auburn beat Kent State 55-16

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Las Vegas Bowl

Champion on the field: Washington, but…

-Auburn beat Oregon 27-21
-Oregon beat Washington 35-31

Transitive Champion: Auburn


New Orleans Bowl

Champion on the field: Appalachian State, but…

-Auburn beat Mississippi St 56-23
-Mississippi St beat Louisiana 38-28
-Louisiana beat Georgia Southern 37-24
-Georgia Southern beat Appalachian State 24-21

Transitive Champion: Auburn


New Mexico Bowl

Champion on the field: San Diego State, but…

-Auburn beat Oregon 27-21
-Oregon beat Nevada 77-6
-Nevada beat San Diego State 17-13

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Cure Bowl

Champion on the field: Liberty, but…

-Auburn beat Mississippi State 56-23
-Mississippi State beat Louisiana-Lafayette 38-28
-Louisiana-Lafayette beat Liberty 35-14

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Boca Raton Bowl

Champion on the field: Florida Atlantic, but…

-Auburn beat Tulane 24-6
-Tulane beat Tulsa 38-26
-Tulsa beat UCF 34-31
-UCF beat Florida Atlantic 48-14

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Camellia Bowl

Champion on the field: Arkansas State, but…

-Auburn beat Mississippi State 56-23
-Mississippi State beat Louisiana-Lafayette 38-28
-Louisiana-Lafayette beat Arkansas State 37-20

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Gasparilla Bowl

Champion on the field: UCF, but…

-Auburn beat Tulane 24-6
-Tulane beat Tulsa 38-26
-Tulsa beat UCF 34-31

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Hawai’i Bowl

Champion on the field: Hawai’i, but…

-Auburn beat Oregon 27-21
-Oregon beat Washington 35-31
-Washington beat Hawaii 52-20

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Independence Bowl

Champion on the field: Louisiana Tech, but…

-Auburn beat Tulane 24-6
-Tulane beat Southern Miss 30-13
-Southern Miss beat UAB 37-2
-UAB beat Louisiana Tech 20-14

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Quick Lane Bowl

Champion on the field: Pittsburgh, but…

-Auburn beat Tulane 24-6
-Tulane beat FIU 42-14
-FIU beat Miami 30-24
-Miami beat Pittsburgh 16-12

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Holiday Bowl

Champion on the field: Iowa, but…

-Auburn beat Oregon 27-21
-Oregon beat Wisconsin 28-27
-Wisconsin beat Iowa 24-22

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Texas Bowl

Champion on the field: Texas A&M, but…

-Auburn beat Texas A&M 28-20

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Military Bowl

Champion on the field: North Carolina, but…

-Auburn beat Mississippi State 56-23
-Mississippi State beat Kentucky 28-13
-Kentucky beat Virginia Tech 37-30
-Virginia Tech beat North Carolina 43-41

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Pinstripe Bowl

Champion on the field: Michigan State, but…

-Auburn beat Oregon 27-21
-Oregon beat Wisconsin 28-27
-Wisconsin beat Michigan State 38-0

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Cheez-It Bowl

Champion on the field: Air Force, but…

-Auburn beat Oregon 27-21
-Oregon beat Washington 35-31
-Washington beat Boise State 38-7
-Boise State beat Air Force 30-19

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Peach Bowl

Champion on the field: LSU, but…

-Auburn is better than LSU because Auburn beat Mississippi State 56-23 and LSU only beat Mississippi State 36-13

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Fiesta Bowl

Champion on the field: Clemson, but…

-Auburn is better than Clemson because Auburn only lost to LSU 20-23 while Clemson lost to LSU 25-42

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Cotton Bowl

Champion on the field: Penn State, but…

-Auburn beat Oregon 27-21
-Oregon beat Wisconsin 28-27
-Wisconsin beat Minnesota 38-17
-Minnesota beat Penn State 31-26

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Camping World Bowl

Champion on the field: Notre Dame, but…

-Auburn beat Alabama 48-45
-Alabama beat Michigan 35-16
-Michigan beat Notre Dame 45-14

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Orange Bowl

Champion on the field: Florida, but…

-Auburn beat Texas A&M 28-20
-Texas A&M beat South Carolina 30-6
-South Carolina beat Georgia 20-17
-Georgia beat Florida 24-17

Transitive Champion: Auburn


First Responder Bowl

Champion on the field: Western Kentucky, but…

-Auburn beat Mississippi State 56-23
-Mississippi State beat Kentucky 28-13
-Kentucky beat Louisville 45-13
-Louisville beat Western Kentucky 38-21

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Music City Bowl

Champion on the field: Louisville, but…

-Auburn beat Mississippi State 56-23
-Mississippi State beat Kentucky 28-13
-Kentucky beat Louisville 45-13

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Redbox Bowl

Champion on the field: California, but…

-Auburn beat Oregon 27-21
-Oregon beat California 17-7

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Alamo Bowl

Champion on the field: Texas, but…

-Auburn beat Texas A&M 28-20
-Texas A&M beat Oklahoma State 24-21
-Oklahoma State beat Iowa State 34-27
-Iowa State beat Texas 23-21

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Liberty Bowl

Champion on the field: Navy, but…

-Auburn beat Alabama 48-45
-Alabama beat Michigan 35-16
-Michigan beat Notre Dame 45-14
-Notre Dame beat Navy 52-20

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Belk Bowl

Champion on the field: Kentucky, but…

-Auburn beat Mississippi State 56-23
-Mississippi State beat Kentucky 28-13

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Sun Bowl

Champion on the field: Arizona State, but…

-Auburn beat Oregon 27-21
-Oregon beat Colorado 45-3
-Colorado beat Arizona State 34-31

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Arizona Bowl

Champion on the field: Wyoming, but…

-Auburn beat Tulane 24-6
-Tulane beat Tulsa 38-26
-Tulsa beat Wyoming 24-21

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Outback Bowl

Champion on the field: Minnesota, but…

-Auburn beat Oregon 27-21
-Oregon beat Wisconsin 28-27
-Wisconsin beat Minnesota 38-17

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Rose Bowl

Champion on the field: Oregon, but…

-Auburn beat Oregon 27-21

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Citrus Bowl

Champion on the field: Alabama, but…

-Auburn beat Alabama 48-45

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Birmingham Bowl

Champion on the field: Cincinnati, but…

-Auburn beat Kent 55-16
-Kent beat Buffalo 30-27
-Buffalo beat Temple 38-22
-Temple beat Memphis 30-28
-Memphis beat Cincinnati 34-24

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Gator Bowl

Champion on the field: Tennessee, but…

-Auburn beat Alabama 48-45
-Alabama beat Tennessee 35-13

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Potato Bowl

Champion on the field: Ohio, but…

-Auburn beat Mississippi State 56-23
-Mississippi State beat Louisiana-Lafayette 38-28
-Louisiana-Lafayette beat Ohio 45-25

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Armed Forces Bowl

Champion on the field: Tulane, but…

-Auburn beat Tulane 24-6

Transitive Champion: Auburn


LendingTree Bowl

Champion on the field: Louisiana-Lafayette, but…

-Auburn beat Mississippi State 56-23
-Mississippi State beat Louisiana-Lafayette 38-28

Transitive Champion: Auburn


College Football National Championship

Champion on the field: LSU, but…

-Auburn is better than LSU because Auburn beat Mississippi State 56-23 and LSU only beat Mississippi State 36-13

Transitive Champion: Auburn


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