Auburn vs. Georgia Game Preview

It’s a rivalry game.  It’s a game that could end up having SEC Championship implications.  It’s a game between two teams heading in opposite directions.  It’s a game between a coach who was on the hot seat to start the year against a coach whose seat is going to be hot next year.  It’s the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry.  It’s Auburn vs. Georgia.

 

As mentioned above, Gus Malzahn’s seat was incredibly not just to start the season but a few weeks into the season as well.  A closer than expected loss against a very good Clemson team to start the season gave some hope but a 13 point loss to Texas A&M threatened to derail the season.  But that all changed with a last second win against LSU and the Tigers (that would be the Auburn Tigers) haven’t looked back since.  They’ve won six in a row and were most impressive in a completely dominant win against Arkansas.  Most importantly they control their own destiny in the SEC West.  Should they win out, they’ll go to Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game.  Obviously there is still the small matter of the Iron Bowl to navigate but if Auburn keeps playing as well as they have been, there’s no reason to think they can’t beat the Tide.  The quarterback situation seems to be resolved and Kamryn Pettway has been a monster in the ground game.  The Gus Bus is back rolling again.

 

On the flip side, Georgia is having a nightmare season.  They started the season 3-0 (a good win over a good North Carolina team and close wins against FCS Nicholls State and a terrible Missouri team) and it’s been all downhill from there.  They got annihilated by a terrible Ole Miss team, lost a heartbreaker to a mediocre Tennessee team, lost to Vanderbilt and lost an ugly game to Florida in the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.  They did bounce back last week with a last second win over Kentucky but many Georgia fans are wondering if getting rid of Mark Richt and replacing him with Kirby Smart was a smart decision.  It’s safe to say that Kirby Smart’s honeymoon with his alma mater is over.

 

Notes:

  1. Auburn has not beaten Georgia in Athens since 2005.
  2. These two teams first played each other in February of 1892.
  3. Former Auburn head coach Pat Dye was a three year letterman at Georgia.

 

When, Where

11/12/16

Sanford Stadium – Athens, GA

2:30pm CT

CBS
All-Time Series

Georgia leads 56-55-8

 

Last Meeting

11/14/15

Jordan-Hare Stadium – Auburn, AL

Georgia 20

Auburn 13

 

Current CFP Ranking

Auburn: 9

Georgia: Unranked

 

Next Games Up

Auburn vs. Alabama A&M

Georgia vs. UL-Lafayette

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I was born in Las Vegas and moved to the Memphis area in 2005.I became a soccer referee in 2006 and am currently a Grade 8. I write for two soccer websites: World Soccer Talk and Soccer Referee USA, in addition to writing several pieces for the Rogue Squadron (the supporters group for Memphis City FC).I did commentary in high school for football, basketball, baseball and soccer at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis and did commentary for Lafayette High School football in Oxford, MS for two seasons.
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