Best: Upsetting Auburn and extending series lead to two games
Georgia football was at a low point following the losses to Florida and Vanderbilt and a close win over Kentucky did not give fans any optimism heading into a game against no. 9 Auburn.
But an 8-2 record since 2006 and a 9-3 record over Auburn in years ending in six were reason enough to fool fans into thinking the Bulldogs had a chance. Only the Bulldog Nation wasn’t fooled. A fantastic performance by the defense complete with a pic-six by Maurice Smith gave the Bulldogs a 13-7 win.
The game started as ugly as possible with a long touchdown drive by Auburn followed by a blown pass interference call on what should have been a touchdown catch for Riley Ridley. But Smith opened the third quarter with a game tying pic-six and Rodrigo Blankenship added a pair of field goals in the fourth quarter to give Georgia the 13-7 win.
Georgia is now 10-3 over Auburn in years ending in six and 9-2 since 2006. But after tying the series in 2014 and taking the lead in 2015, Georgia fans can enjoy the fact that they have two wins over Auburn in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry.