The big, bad Georgia Bulldogs have looked mighty impressive. They still haven’t given up a rushing touchdown this season, and have played the part of the second-ranked team in the nation. After taking down the Arkansas Razorbacks last week, UGA now gets a crack at a rival. That rival, of course, is the Auburn Tigers. It’s the latest edition of the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry. Crazy things have happened on the plains before, so are we set for another thriller?
How to watch Auburn vs. Georgia
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Watch Online: CBSSports.com
Spread: Georgia -14.5 | Auburn +14.5
Moneyline: Georgia -720 | Auburn +500
Auburn has passed a few tests this year but has looked pretty shaky at times. The Tigers have run into some inconsistencies with Bo Nix at quarterback. He fared well enough to get the win last week over the LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge. That, of course, was the first time Auburn won in Death Valley since 1999. Whether it is Nix or TJ Finley who’s in at QB, they will be dealing with this ferocious Georgia defense.
The ground game for Auburn has been very solid as anticipated. But they, too, must incur the wrath of Jordan Davis, Devonte Wyatt, Nakobe Dean, and the rest of the Dawg defense. They’ve been furious, relentless, and every word in between in every game this season.
On offense, Georgia has been static. Nothing has really changed no matter who’s in at QB. The Dawgs have played well with JT Daniels and they’ve played well with Stetson Bennett IV. The ground game has done very well for them too, with all the big pieces doing what’s been asked of them.
As a general rule, if I have more questions about one team versus another, I tend to think the question-mark-filled team will probably lose. This is a big one for Bryan Harsin in his first year with the Tigers. But, he and his team are running into an absolute buzzsaw right now. I’m not sure Georgia loses this one as I think they maintain their dominance from bell to bell.