BULL­DOGS GAME IN BITS & PIECES

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - NFL BLITZ - David Paschall Ge­or­gia beat writer

SATUR­DAY’S STAR

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.

SATUR­DAY’S STAT

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.

TURN­ING POINT

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.

HIGH­LIGHT PLAY

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.

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