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Georgia defeats Auburn, wins SEC East

The Dawgs knocked off two birds with one stone on Saturday afternoon.

Georgia v Auburn Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Dawgs are on top of the SEC East again.

With their 21-14 win over the Auburn Tigers Saturday, the Georgia Bulldogs assured themselves of their third consecutive SEC East Division Championship. They also locked in their spot in Atlanta in December, as they’ll likely play the LSU Tigers in the SEC Championship Game when that time comes.

Georgia’s defense was positively relentless all day. The second-ranked scoring defense in the nation did wind up giving up 14 points by day’s end, and did finally give up a rushing TD, but they still had a dominant showing. They allowed just 2.3 yards per carry on 36 attempts, and Bo Nix was only able to amass 245 yards on 50 attempts. Suffice it to say, Auburn could not crack the code of the Georgia defense at all.

UGA’s first score of the game came off a 51-yard touchdown pass from Jake Fromm to Dominick Blaylock. The ball was a beaut to say the very least, and helped catapult Georgia ahead for the entirety of the game. Later, the Dawgs would score on a Brian Herrien touchdown reception that propped them up 14-0 at the end of the first half. Out of the break, Eli Wolf scored a touchdown off a five-yard pass from Fromm with 13 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

Fromm’s big day wouldn’t be wiped away, despite a stern comeback attempt from Auburn. Eli Stove scored on a three-yard pass from Nix early in the fourth quarter, and then Nix gave the Tigers more points on a two-yard rushing touchdown. That score was the first time all season that the Dawg defense had given up a rushing score, so yeah, as we were saying: The Georgia defense is pretty awesome. The rally would be denied later, however, as Georgia walked away from The Plains with a W and the SEC East Division title.