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The Good, Great, and Even Better From Georgia's Win Over Auburn

No. 4 Georgia defeated No. 7 Auburn 27-6 in Athens. They handled the Toigers in such a way that we felt the need to change things up and highlight the good, great and even better.

Typically here on Dawgs Daily on SI.com, we publish an article that encapsulates the good, the bad, and the ugly from each game. Well, Georgia handled Auburn in such a way that we felt the need to change things up. 

Following Saturday's dominating win over the No. 7 team in the country, we are going to give you the good, the great, and the even better. 

Good 

  • The Coverage: The secondary as a whole played exceptionally well against an Auburn team that has its fair share of weapons. 
  • Running Backs: Georgia's backs averaged 5.0 yards per carry on rushing attempts against an Auburn team that is historically solid against the run. They didn't do anything outstanding, but they gained every yard that was available. 
  • Stetson Bennett: The junior quarterback didn't set the world on fire tonight, but he made the big play each and every time he needed to. A throw on the run to his left on third down really sparked Georgia's offense in the early going. 
  • Kendall Milton: The freshman running back showed serious signs of future stardom Saturday night. He made people miss, he ran with physicality and he showed burst. 
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Great

  • Pass Rush: Georgia was getting after Auburn QB Bo Nix all night long with a plethora of pass rushers and defensive linemen, containing Nix within the pocket for the majority of the football game. 
  • Chris Smith: Thrown into action thanks to All-American safety, Richard LeCounte's ejection for targeting in the first half, Smith not only gained invaluable in-game experience, but he also played really well in the back end. 
  • Play Calling: For what looked like a very vanilla attack from Georgia's offense, Todd Monken dialed up shots downfield at the precise time on Saturday. They were as explosive down the field in the passing game as Monken promised. 
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Even Better

  • Offensive line: Georgia averaged 2.9 yards per carry against Arkansas a week ago, and most of it was due to missed assignments. This week they dominated the line of scrimmage against Auburn. It was a road-grading display from the opening kick. 
  • Coaching: Georgia had 11 penalties for 98 yards in the first half alone against Arkansas. The Bulldogs were flagged eight times for 59 yards on Saturday. They played a borderline flawless football game when it comes to assignments upfront, and the defense stymied each and every trick play attempt from Auburn. 
  • Tyson Campbell: Auburn wideout Seth Williams will be playing on Sundays but for the overwhelming majority of the night, Campbell was on him like white on rice. After Williams nabbed 12 receptions for 121 yards a year ago, he was held to just 3 catches for 34 yards. 
  • Adam Anderson: Anderson has struggled to get on the field over his career at Georgia, but when he's on the field one thing is for sure, he can get after the passer. He had two sacks tonight. 
  • Kearis Jackson: Jackson has now led the team in both receptions and yards for two straight games. He exploded for nine receptions and 147 yards on Saturday.

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