Georgia vs Auburn, The Latest Edition of The Deep South's Oldest Rivalry

Brooks Austin

The latest edition of the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry brings us the fifth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs headed to Jordan-Hare to take on the Auburn Tigers.

Georgia has won 7 out of the last 10 matchups, with all three losses coming at Auburn. But historically, Jordan-Hare hasn't been too rough to the Dawgs, in the 30 games played between these two since the contest was moved away from the neutral site game in Columbus in 1958 and began playing a home and home beginning in '59, Georgia is (16-12-2) at Jordan-Hare. 

Georgia currently holds the overall lead in the series 59-56-8. 

Most recently, however, Georgia took a thrashing @ Auburn in 2017 as the Tigers rolled 40-17, but Kirby Smart and his bunch would get revenge in the SEC Championship Game, as they clinched a CFP birth with a decisive 28-7 win over Auburn. 

This year, though both of these teams could not be any more different in terms of their scheme, tactics, or even the style of player they recruit, but these teams could not be more similar in terms of their identity. 

Both teams identify themselves as run-first offenses backed by a defense that tries to control the game with their front seven defenders. 

It's going to be a battle of bests. Who can do what they do best better? 

Georgia

  • 3rd in SEC w/ 215.9 Rushing YPG
  • 5th in FBS allowing 74.6 Rushing YPG 

Auburn 

  • 2nd in SEC w/ 219.3 Rushing YPG
  • 3rd in SEC allowing 112.7 Rushing YPG

If there ever was such thing as a "quality loss," Auburn would have two of them, Florida and LSU both on the road, and that Oregon win to open the season looks better each week with Oregon coming to form as of late. 

And all losses look bad on the record, but the South Carolina loss looks about as bad as they can at this point. Shout out to App State. 

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