AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Stetson Bennett handed for 231 yards and two touchdowns and led No. 2 Georgia previous No. 18 Auburn for the second straight yr in a 34-10 victory Saturday.
The nation’s prime protection gave up solely its second touchdown of the yr for the Bulldogs (6-0, 4-0 Southeastern Convention), who have been nonetheless with out injupurple starting quarterback JT Daniels. None of that stored Georgia from ancompletely different snug SEC win and a fifth straight Inside the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry.
Bennett, who made his first school start in a Top 10 matchup with Auburn (3-2, 1-1) final season, accomplished 14 of 21 movees and hit Ladd McConkey in stride for a 60-yard third quarter rating. He additionally had a 30-yard run.
Daniels is out with a lat damage for the second straight week, Collectively with some facetlined receivers.
“It’s subsequent man up malestality,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. “That’s what we talked about all week. We’ve acquired A lot Of males harm and beat up, together with the quarterback. We really feel like he’s getting greater, however Stetson performed a heck of a recreation.”
However the Jordan-Hare Stadium crowd Did not Appear to bcompletely different the Bulldogs, who dominated Inside the trenches on Every facet.
“We gained The road of scrimmage battle,” Bennett said. “It was Tons nice. I had a bfinal.”
Zamir White ran for 79 yards on 18 carries with two touchdowns, doing most of his damage Inside the second half.
Bo Nix and the Tigers acquired here in averaging 40 factors per recreation however Might not clear up the Georgia defensive puzzle regardless of shifting the ball at occasions. Nix accomplished 21 of 38 movees for 217 yards with an interception off a dropped ball Every week after delivering a comeback win at LSU.
Georgia additionally sacked Nix 4 occasions and harried him all afternoon, and the Tigers had Ancompletely different drops As well. The Bulldogs allowed simply 46 yards on 29 rushes.
Auburn had failed 4th-down movees finish its final drive of The primary half and its opening one Inside the second. Nix griped about what he thought was a missed name on The primary one.
“The man utterly grabs him. I assumed it ought to have undoubtedly been a move interference,” he said. “Clearly if it had been them they in all probability would have referpurple to as it, however That is Only An elemalest of The sport, A half of the rivalry.”
Georgia: The nation’s biggest protection principally dominated, chasing Nix Throughout the backarea and stuffing the run. Still appears like a group on its Method to the SEC championship recreation.
Auburn: Confirmed it nonetheless has An extfinished Method to go to catch the SEC powers. The tone was set with A area of curiosity drive that stalled simply shy of The prime zone — and ancompletely different One which did The identical simply earlier than the half. The sensible spot: Each losses have been to Top 10 opponents.
Georgia did path for The primary time this season, if solely 3-0 after The sport’s first drive. The Bulldogs, Who’ve thrived in purple zone protection, allowed scores in two of three journeys by Auburn, however one was a area objective.
“We now have a thoughts-set on protection: Nobody In The Prolonged time period zone,” Georgia defensive lineman Jordan Davis said. “We preach That every week.”
Auburn safety Smoke Monday was referpurple to as for concentrating on in the direction of Georgia for the second straight yr. This one was for a head-on hit on a scrambling Bennett on the opening play of the second quarter shut to the objective line. He missed the second half of both video recreations. UP NEXT Georgia hosts No. 16 Kentucky, which entepurple the weekfinish As a Outcome of the one completely different unbeaten SEC East group.
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