The “Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry” between No. 1 Georgia and No. 10 Auburn turned into a victory lap for the homestanding Tigers, who dominated the Bulldogs 40-14 in a game that kept the hosts alive in the SEC West and College Football Playoff race while simultaneously putting an end to the Bulldogs’ dream of an undefeated record.
Tiger running back Kerryon Johnson was a monster, rushing for 167 yards on 32 carries and catching two passes for 66 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Jarrett Stidham was 16-for-23 passing for 214 yards with three touchdowns and no picks in a solid performance for the Baylor transfer. Meanwhile, Georgia’s vaunted rushing attack was held to just 46 yards on the game — 1.6 yards per carry — by a swarming Tigers defense that was incredibly disruptive.
What did we learn from the dominating Auburn win?
1. Gus Malzahn came of age: The knock against the fifth-year coach heading into this stretch run is that he wasn’t a big gamer. Conservative or odd play-calling cost the Tigers in both of their losses this year — road defeats to LSU and Clemson. It cost them the 2014 Iron Bowl when they couldn’t capitalize early in the red zone, the national title game the previous season against FSU when they built
Article source: https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/georgia-at-auburn-score-highlights-no-10-tigers-put-the-hurt-on-no-1-bulldogs/
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