Georgia football wins 27-20 against the Auburn Tigers in the “Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry.” My hands are still shaking from that game, and my heart is still pounding. This is an instant reaction, so I apologize for grammatical errors in advance.
Credit goes where credit is due. Auburn played well; if Hugh Freeze can get them on track again, they will be scary. Furthermore, credit to the Auburn crowd, even though we all dislike you; good job.
A win is a win, but Georgia has not played its best game. Once again, the Dawgs got off to a slow start. Digging ourselves out of a 10-point hole in the first half and tied it up 10-10 going into halftime. At that point, I thought Georgia was in control, and I believed that the Dawgs were about to pull away. Then, on the first play, Oscar Delp fumbled the ball.
Then Auburn scored following the turnover. That is when doubt crept in for this fan. It was looking bleak. Then, out of the darkness came a bright shining light. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Its….Supe…er….Brock Bowers!
Carson Beck and Brock Bowers won this game for the Dawgs. Bowers had 8 receptions for 157 yards and a touchdown. A touchdown that sealed the deal. Beck’s first half was not great, but his second half was spectacular. Overall, Beck was 23-33, with 313 yards and a touchdown. The interception Beck threw was not on him; it was more on the Refs.
Georgia’s offense played okay. The run game was not there for the Dawgs when they needed it the most. Our O-line probably played its worst game. Just no, push up front and guard play was horrendous all afternoon. I will not complain too much, but something has to be done about the offensive line; it is not up to the standard. Overall, the offense played well… in the second half. Georgia had two long drives over 90 yards, and they scored on both. That is winning football.
The defense just did not play well. No excuse can be said to explain how poor the Dawgs defense played. Where was the outside contain? Why was there not a spy on the QB? It was not an excellent day for defense against a bad Auburn offense. I know Auburn had the ball twice in Georgia’s territory, but they gave way too much up on the run.
Auburn had over 200 yards rushing on the day and only threw for 88 yards. Auburn has not thrown for over 100 yards in 6 straight P5 games. So, I still do not understand the defensive game plan. Auburn ran all over Georgia. Thank goodness Auburn’s offense was inept because the game still might be going on.
Like I said, a win is a win, but today changed my opinion of this Georgia team. If Georgia did not have two turnovers, Georgia would have one convincingly, but the team is just up to standard. I sound negative, but I am trying to be realistic.
I am not a pom-pom fan, if you are wanting one. Georgia has got to fix some things if they want to win the SEC East. Right now, we should not even look at CFP chances. Georgia is just not there yet. They have a chance if the defense improves and Georgia does not sleepwalk at the start of a game. Until then, I will sweat out every minute of every game this season. On that note, on to Kentucky!