Head coach Kirby Smart keeps telling us, for Georgia football, the standard is the standard. Saturday on The Plains, the Dawgs once again showed those standards are championship high.
It took five games, but Georgia football finally trailed in a football game. The Auburn Tigers displayed some fight on The Plains Saturday afternoon, and now hold the distinction of being the only team thus far to hold a lead on the Dawgs.
It was short-lived.
Georgia’s Junkyard Dawg defense led the way, created a turnover, and put the offense in position to tie the ballgame late in the first quarter, and from then on, Georgia never looked back.
Bo Nix did all he could to escape Georgia’s relentless front seven, and to his credit, his mobility allowed Auburn to throw for more yards than any other Georgia opponent this season. But the Dawgs were just too much on both sides of the ball.
Stetson Bennett and Ladd McConkey led the way for Georgia’s offense (Who had that on their Georgia football Bingo card in August?) and Travon Walker gave everyone flashbacks to his game-ending sack on The Plains in 2019 with his dogged pursuit of Bo Nix all afternoon.
It was an impressive performance in one of the more hostile road environments in the Southeastern Conference. Here are six takeaways from Georgia’s sixth win of the season.