The Playoffs – Georgia beats Auburn and remains unbeaten in college football

The good feeling of invincibility stand firm in Athens. This Saturday (9) #2 Georgia (6-0) won another one in the 2021 college football season by beating conference rival Auburn (4-2), away from home, by a score of 34-10 at Jordan-Hare Stadium. As a result, the program remains the leader of the SEC’s eastern division and highly ranked for the CFP.

The Bulldogs had three playmakers as the highlight of the match. First, with quarterback Stetson Bennett, who had 14 of 21 complete passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns, as well as rushing six times for 41 yards. Other than that, running back Zamir White had 18 carries for 79 yards and two TDs and wide receiver Ladd McConkey had five receptions for 135 yards and a TD. The defense also had a big impact and left the field with six tackles for loss, four sacks, two passes defended and an interception.

On the Tigers’ side, signal caller Bo Nix didn’t have a great game and went out of bounds with 21 of 38 on target for 217 yards and a pick. Reserve QB TJ Finley had 3-of-5 for 55 yards at the end of the match, showing that it was a bad game by the hosts in all aspects.

Now, Georgia will face off against #16 Kentucky (*5-0), on October 16, in front of their home crowd at Sanford Stadium to decide who will be the division leader. In the case of Auburn, the Tigers head to Razorback Stadium to face Arkansas (4-2) on the same day.

The game

Auburn opened the scoring on the first drive on a 24-yard field goal from kicker Anders Carlson after the team stalled in the visitors’ red zone defense. But before the end of the quarter, Georgia kicker Jack Podlesny hit the 23-yard kick to tie it at 3-3.

The second period began with the Bulldogs converting their first touchdown of the match into a rush from White’s one-yard line. And on the next possession, he increased the gap to 17-3 on Bennett’s three-yard pass to receiver Adonai Mitchell.

Shortly after the break, Podlesny missed a 43-yard FG. However, he didn’t miss much with Stetson Bennett’s 60-yard big play connection to McConkey after the Bulldogs defense forced the turnover on downs of the Tigers. But Auburn got a quick response in Tank Bigsby’s short run into the end zone: 24-10.

The final quarter began with Georgia scoring yet another three points on Jack Podlesny’s “Y” mid-kick. And before the end of the game, Zamir White raced into the promised land to make the score 34-10 and give final numbers to the SEC rivals’ clash and the Bulldogs’ fifth straight win against the Tigers.

(Photo: Reproduction Instagram/Georgia Football)

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