The 2nd-ranked Georgia Bulldogs traveled down to the plains of Auburn and left with a 34-10 victory over the 18th-ranked Tigers in front of 87,451 fans at Jordan-Hare Stadium and a CBS television audience. The Bulldogs’ victory was their 5th straight over the Tigers and gave them a 62-56-8 all-time advantage in the 126th rendition of the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry.
Georgia has prevailed in 10 of their last 12 meetings with Auburn. Georgia (6-0, 4-0 SEC) tallied 432 yards of offense: 231 passing and 201 rushing. Senior quarterback Stetson Bennett went 14-for-21 with 231 yards and 2 touchdowns, while junior tailback Zamir White led the team with 80 yards rushing on 18 carries. Bennett’s go-to receiver was freshman Ladd McConkey, who tallied career-best 5 catches for 135 yards, and a touchdown.
The Bulldogs defense held Auburn (4-2, 1-1 SEC) to 318 total yards, 46 rushing and 272 passing. Georgia also racked up 5 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, and an interception. Redshirt sophomore Dan Jackson led all tacklers with six stops, five solo, while a slew of Bulldogs totaled five tackles.
Georgia head football coach Kirby Smart and QB Stetson Bennett met with the media postgame to discuss the win. Video is courtesy of the SEC.