Georgia 13, Auburn 7
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.