The month may have been different, but similar results played out in The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry.
The Georgia Bulldogs pulverized the Auburn Tigers 27-6 to rack up their fourth consecutive win over their adversaries from the SEC West. The Dawgs improved to 2-0 in the process and after a skittish first week, they looked dangerous and downright dominant in the second go-around.
The Georgia defense was the star of the show on Saturday night in Athens. They held Bo Nix to under 200 passing yards and didn’t allow a single passing touchdown on the night. In addition to that, they held the usually robust Auburn rushing attack to just 39 yards on 22 carries. Which, for those scoring at home, means they averaged 1.8 yards per carry. Tank Bigsby led with just 31 yards on eight carries, as UGA corralled them and then some to say the very least.
Bigsby and Anthony Schwartz led the team in receptions with seven and eight respectively. But with that being said, they weren’t able to get anything going. They had just 68 and 57 yards respectively and the usually dangerous Seth Williams had just 34 yards on only three receptions.
Georgia’s offense, meanwhile, played like a pretty well-oiled machine. Stetson Bennett was cool, calm and collected under center, as he threw for 240 yards and tossed a touchdown pass to George Pickens early on in the game. The ground game was strong also, as they chunked together 202 yards on 45 carries, with two scores — both of which were credited to Zamir White. White also led the team in rushing yards with 88 and did so on a team-high 19 carries. James Cook had 41 yards on five carries, while Kendall Milton and Kenny McIntosh had 30 and 29 yards on six carries apiece.
Kearis Jackson had himself a day. While the Georgia wideout didn’t find the end zone, he led in receptions with nine and had 147 receiving yards. That was more than every other receiver on the team combined. So, quite the day for Jackson, who may be emerging as a very reliable target.
Georgia will aim to move to 3-0 on the season when they face the Tennessee Volunteers, who are also off to an undefeated start to the season. Auburn, meanwhile, will face the Arkansas Razorbacks, who gave Georgia fits last week and conquered the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday.