With Georgia sneaking in as the No. 4 ranked team in the country after the most recent College Football Playoff rankings, the stakes will be even higher when the team travels to No. 12 Auburn on Saturday. Georgia has won 11 of the last 15 matchups vs. Auburn, including a 27-10 victory last season.
How to Watch:
When: Saturday, Nov. 16
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
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Georgia has shown that it can win on the road this season. The Bulldogs beat No. 11 Florida, 24-17, on Nov. 2. While the Bulldogs passing attack with Jake Fromm isn’t the type to overwhelm a defense, it’s the run game with D’Andre Swift that keeps defenses on their heels. Swift has always been dynamic against Auburn. In the 2018 matchup, Swift went off for 186 yards, including a 77-yard scamper to put the Bulldogs on top 27-10.
Georgia got an overwhelming 27-0 win over Missouri last weekend. The defense was once again on fire. It’s a defense that leads the SEC and ranks in the Top 10 in the nation in all four major statistical categories: total defense, scoring defense, rushing defensive and pass efficiency defense. The Bulldogs are also No. 1 in the nation in red zone defense and have allowed just eight offensive touchdowns in nine games.
Don’t count Auburn out just yet. The team is coming off of a bye week, meaning it has had extra time to prepare for Georgia. The Auburn offense is relying on quarterback Bo Nix, even though he is a freshman, to come through against Georgia. Nix has the experience of playing top ranked teams such as Florida and LSU on the road, but this time it will be at home. In Auburn’s previous game against Ole Miss, Nix looked quite comfortable and threw for 340 yards.
The defense is led by defensive back Jeremiah Dinson, who has a team-high 61 tackles on the season, along with two sacks and one interception. Defensive back Daniel Thomas has also been an important piece for the Tigers. He has 51 tackles on the season, which is ranked second on the team.