Ge­or­gia 13, Auburn 7

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS -

ATHENS, GA. >> Ro­drigo Blanken­ship kicked two fourthquar­ter field goals and Ge­or­gia’s de­fense shut down Auburn in the sec­ond half.

The loss ended Auburn’s South­east­ern Con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship hopes and knocked the Tigers (7-3, 5-2 SEC, No. 9 CFP) out of con­sid­er­a­tion for a spot in the play­off.

The Tigers couldn’t over­come the loss of star run­ning back Kam­ryn Pettway, the na­tion’s No. 4 rusher who hurt his left leg on a long run in last week against Van­der­bilt.

Auburn was held to 32 yards in the sec­ond half and 164 over­all.

Ge­or­gia (6-4, 4-4) earned its big­gest win un­der firstyear coach Kirby Smart. After Blanken­ship’s 21-yard field goal with 2:25 re­main­ing, Auburn was stopped on four downs, trig­ger­ing a cel­e­bra­tion in the stands and on Ge­or­gia’s side­line.

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