6-0 , 4-0
4-2 , 1-1
Game Recap: Football | | By: Jeff Shearer
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AUBURN, Ala. – No. 18 Auburn grabbed an early lead with a 17-play opening drive and Tank Bigsby scored a second-half touchdown but No. 2 Georgia won the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry 34-10 Saturday at sold-out Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Bigsy scored on a 6-yard-run, bouncing outside to his left when the middle was clogged on third-and-1 to make it 24-10 with 4:01 left in the third quarter, ending a string of 24 unanswered UGA points.
With his older brother, 2010 Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton, watching from the student section in the south end zone, Caylin Newton’s 31-yard reception was the key play on 78-yard, six-play touchdown drive.
Georgia kicked a field goal in the opening seconds of the fourth quarter and added a 10-yard touchdown run by Zamir White with 7:11 remaining for the game’s final score.
Auburn got off to a promising start on its first possession, converting two fourth downs while driving to the Bulldogs’ 9-yard-line before Anders Carlson kicked a 24-yard field goal for a 3-0 Auburn lead.
Auburn’s defense forced a three-and-out on UGA’s first possession but the Bulldogs intercepted a deflected pass at Auburn’s 26 on the Tigers’ second possession to set up a game-tying field goal late in the first quarter.
Georgia scored back-to-back drives touchdowns early in the second quarter on Zamir White’s 1-yard run and Stetson Bennett’s 3-yard pass to Adonai Mitchell to give the Bulldogs a 17-3 halftime lead.
After the Bulldogs missed a field goal on their first drive of the third quarter, Auburn drove 34 yards to Georgia’s 40-yard line before an incomplete pass on fourth down handed possession back to the Bulldogs.
Georgia scored on the next play with a 60-yard touchdown pass to lead 24-3 with 6:01 remaining in the third quarter.
Bigsby’s touchdown pulled the Tigers within two scores but UGA outscored Auburn 10-0 in the final quarter.
Auburn (4-2, 1-1) plays at Arkansas next Saturday at 11 a.m. CT on either ESPN or CBS, with network assignments due Saturday evening.