The annual rivalry game was nothing short of a stomping for the second straight year. Except this time around, it was UGA who was issuing the beatdown. The Dawgs got 186 rushing yards from D’Andre Swift and 93 from Elijah Holyfield.
Their 303 yards on the ground marked the second straight game in which they picked up 300+ rushing yards. They, of course, racked up 331 rushing yards in their victory over the Kentucky Wildcats last season. It sure seems like that their bread and butter is running the ball, guys.
By comparison, the Auburn running game was paltry. They only gained 102 yards rushing, with Shaun Shivers leading the way with 43. Jarrett Stidham had 36 and JaTarvious Whitlow had 26. Shivers may have averaged 10.8 yards per carry, but he only had four attempts all game.
Auburn opted to primarily pass the ball, with Stidham having 36 pass attempts. He completed 24 of them, to be sure, but had just 163 yards passing and had no touchdowns through the air. It was primarily pitch and catch with Ryan Davis, as Davis had 13 catches, 10 more than Seth Williams, who had the second-highest mark on the team.
Jake Fromm, not to be out done, threw 20 pass attempts and completed 13 of them for 193 yards. Fromm had two touchdowns, one to Terry Godwin and another to Tyler Simmons. He did, however, throw an interception into the hands of cornerback Jamel Dean.
UGA will continue their push for 10 wins next week when they face the Mass Minutemen. Auburn, meanwhile, will face Liberty.