BULLDOGS GAME IN BITS & PIECES
Georgia sophomore running back D’Andre Swift notched his third consecutive 100-yard game, amassing 186 yards on 17 carries. After the Bulldogs failed to break free from Auburn in a scoreless third quarter, Swift got loose for a 77-yard touchdown that made it 27-10 with 13:53 remaining.
In Auburn’s five trips to Sanford Stadium with Gus Malzahn as either the offensive coordinator or the head coach, the Tigers have failed to score an offensive touchdown following the first quarter. The Tigers had a first-andgoal from the 5 during the second quarter but had to settle for a field goal.
Auburn had a 7-6 lead with a firstand-goal at Georgia’s 5 midway through the second quarter, but two Jarrett Stidham passes were incomplete and the Tigers had to settle for a field goal. Stidham also overthrew an open Boobie Whitlow for a potential first down, which may have prevented Godwin’s big score.
With Georgia facing a fourthand-3 at Auburn’s 38-yard line with 29 seconds remaining in the first half, Jake Fromm passed to Terry Godwin down the middle. Tigers cornerback Jordyn Peters was in pursuit and stayed in pursuit as Godwin raced into the end zone to give the Bulldogs a two-score advantage at 20-10.
WHAT IT MEANS
The Bulldogs had wrapped up the SEC’s Eastern Division title before Saturday’s contest, but their win clinched a second straight 7-1 league record. Georgia will finish its regular season with two nonconference games, getting a breather this week when UMass visits Athens for the first time.