Georgia’s protection shut out Auburn for the primary three quarters Saturday as Jake Fromm and the offense constructed a three-score lead, however the Bulldogs nonetheless discovered themselves in a nailbiter late, needing a number of stops to stop time beyond regulation or worse.
They bought each of these stops, turning the No. 13 Tigers over on downs on consecutive drives with the lead trimmed to seven factors late within the fourth quarter. These stops secured No. 5 Georgia a 21-14 street win in a defensive battle that retains the Bulldogs alive within the School Soccer Playoff race.
Yards have been arduous to return by at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. Every crew had 15 drives, and the defenses mixed to power 14 three-and-outs.
Regardless of that, Georgia scored a landing in every of the primary three quarters, all on passes from Fromm, who had simply 110 passing yards on 13-for-28 by the air. Working again DeAndre Swift had 106 yards on 17 carries.
When the Bulldogs opened a 21-Zero lead late within the third quarter, the Tigers had 178 yards of complete offense, and the sport appeared headed to an uneventful end. As a substitute, quarterback Bo Nix and Auburn got here alive, scoring on the following two drives — and making it look simple. The second scoring drive went 57 yards in simply 5 performs and 1:08, instantly slicing the result in 21-14 with simply over seven minutes to play.
With Georgia’s offense having absolutely disappeared by that time — the Bulldogs went three-and-out on three consecutive possessions, which mixed to maneuver 1 yard and take 3:14 off the clock — Auburn had two cracks at tying the sport. The primary ended when Nix threw behind his man on fourth-and-2, and the second ended with Georgia’s second sack of the day. Fromm kneeled out the ultimate 1:39, and Georgia escaped with a win.
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Georgia vs. Auburn rating
Georgia vs. Auburn scoring performs
5:56, Q1: Dominick Blaylock 51-yard go from Jake Fromm. Georgia 7, Auburn 0.
0:20, Q2: Brian Herrien 5-yard go from Jake Fromm. Georgia 14, Auburn 0.
0:13 Q3: Eli Wolf 5-yard go from Jake Fromm. Georgia 21, Auburn 0.
10:04 This fall: Eli Range 3-yard go from Bo Nix. Georgia 21, Auburn 7.
7:03 This fall: Bo Nix 2-yard run. Georgia 21, Auburn 14.
Georgia vs. Auburn highlights
Closing: Georgia 21, Auburn 14
7:25 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, Auburn. Georgia sacks Nix on fourth-and-10, and the Bulldogs will come away from Jordan-Hare with a win. Acquired a bit nervy on the finish, however a dominant efficiency from Georgia’s protection.
7:22 p.m.: Positive sufficient, Auburn will get one other three-and-out. The Tigers take over on their very own 27 with 1:59 to play.
7:16 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, Auburn. A primary-down catch is wiped off as a result of Seth Williams could not fairly keep in bounds. On fourth-and-2 a few performs later, Nix rolls out and has a person, however the go to Harold Joiner falls incomplete. The Tigers have three timeouts and greater than two minutes on the clock, although.
7:10 p.m.: Nix scrambles to select up a fourth-and-5 round midfield. Now about Three minutes left.
7:06 p.m.: Georgia goes three-and-out for the second straight drive. The Bulldogs’ two drives since taking a 21-Zero lead have taken lower than Three minutes off the clock.
6:58 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Auburn. The Tigers rating in a flash: 5 performs, 57 yards in 68 seconds. Features of 24, 14, 9, eight after which Nix takes a keeper in from 2 yards out. Abruptly, Auburn trails by only a landing with about 7 minutes to go. Georgia 21, Auburn 14.
6:55 p.m.: Georgia goes three-and-out.
6:50 p.m.: Auburn thought it had recovered a shock onside kick, however replay overview takes it away as a result of a Tiger blocked too early. An enormous momentum shift.
6:43 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Auburn . The Tigers get on the board and maintain this at the least considerably fascinating. Nix hits Eli Range out of the backfield for a brief rating early within the fourth quarter. Georgia 21, Auburn 7.
6:41 p.m.: The Tigers offense has woken up, and a go interference name on fourth down provides them a first-and-goal.
Finish third quarter: Georgia 21, Auburn 0
6:25 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Georgia. Fromm hits Eli Wolf for a 5-yard rating. A really steep climb for the Tigers now. Georgia 21, Auburn 0.
6:21 p.m.: The Bulldogs have a landing wiped off the board after a replay overview exhibits Kearis Jackson could not get a foot down in bounds. Would’ve been a possible dagger, however Georgia remains to be within the crimson zone.
6:16 p.m.: The second half has began with 4 consecutive punts. Defenses are nonetheless reigning supreme.
Halftime: Georgia 14, Auburn 0
5:25 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Georgia. On the primary play after the medical delay, Fromm hits Herrien for a 5-yard rating. The Tigers, who known as timeout with 32 seconds left two performs earlier, will path by two touchdowns at halftime. Georgia 14, Auburn 0.
5:20 p.m.: Scary scene in Jordan-Hare Stadium. A photographer on the sideline has been knocked out, and the stretcher and neck brace are being introduced out. The photographer is reportedly acutely aware and responding to medical officers.
5:02 p.m.: FUMBLE, Auburn. The Tigers have been shifting down the sphere (a notable accomplishment on this recreation) however Bo Nix fumbles it in Bulldogs territory, and Georgia takes over.
4:55 p.m.: The defenses have dominated the second quarter. There have been 6 drives and 57 complete yards. Swift did pull out this sick spin transfer, although.
4:40 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, Auburn. Georgia is everywhere in the Tigers backfield and blows up a fourth-and-2 play.
Finish first quarter: Georgia 7, Auburn 0
4:20 p.m.: After one other fast Tigers drive, the protection sacks Fromm on third-and-12 to get off the sphere.
4:07 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Georgia. Fromm hits Dominick Blaylock behind the protection for a 51-yard rating. The Bulldogs strike first. Georgia 7, Auburn 0.
4:02 p.m.: Auburn shortly punts it again.
3:57 p.m.: The Bulldogs go three-and-out, however a 67-yard(!!!) punt will pin the Tigers on the 2-yard line.
3:52 p.m.: MISSED FIELD GOAL, Auburn. The Tigers elect to kick after the timeout, however the 47-yarder goes extensive proper.
3:51 p.m.: The Tigers name timeout, going through fourth-and-Three from simply contained in the Georgia 30. They have been lined as much as go for it.
3:47 p.m.: Auburn will get 15 yards on the primary play, and the Tigers are already close to midfield.