There was a lot to like about Georgia’s defensive performance, which limited Auburn to but a single early touchdown and virtually nothing after halftime.
The Bulldogs were on their heels early as Jarrett Stidham and Auburn’s hurry-up offense flew down the Field on a 75-yard scoring drive on their second series of the game.
Rodrigo Blankenship never had to strain in making field goals of 25 and 20 yards and added to his gaudy touchback total with four more, giving him 58 for the season (No.
Smart was unnecessarily defensive about the fake field goal , which took place with Georgia leading by three scores with 3:20 to play.
The Bulldogs’ coach claimed it was necessary because a field goal wouldn’t require Auburn to have to make an additional score.
What he failed to admit was the odds of the Tigers scoring three times in three minutes were extremely long, especially with Georgia’s defense playing like it was.
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