Atlanta, Ga. (EETV) - Revenge was the name of the game as No. 6 Georgia knocks off No. 2 Auburn 28-7 in the SEC Championship.
The title was won at the line of scrimmage, which Georgia dominated. They were able to hold the potent run game of Auburn to a total of 114 total rushing yards.
The Bulldogs provided constant pressure on Auburn quarterback Jarrett
To start the second quarter, Davin Bellamy was able to sack Stidham and strip the ball, allowing Roquan Smith to recover for Georgia.
"All I remember is seeing one of my guys hit the ball, and I just
The Georgia offense, led by quarterback Jake Fromm, was able to capitalize with a 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Issac Nauta.
In the third quarter, the Tigers had a chance to knot it up at 10, but DaQuan Hawkin-Muckle blocks the Daniel Carlson field goal attempt to keep Auburn down 10-7.
"The blocked field goal was big at the time," said Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn. "It was a very close game. A blocked field goal
The Bulldogs finished the night 3 sacks on Stidham and 9 quarterback hurries.
To compare that to the nationally known Auburn defense, the Tigers managed 2 sacks on Fromm and 1 quarterback
"They did a great job of bringing a lot of different looks, switching up the coverages, blitzes, fronts, I mean, everything," Stidham said on the Georgia They did a great job tonight of switching it up and causing a little bit of havoc.
Tigers star running back Kerryon Johnson came into the game with a banged up shoulder but made his way into the starting lineup. Georgia would hold Johnson to 44 yards, his lowest total of the season.
"He was banged up. He had some rib issues. He had a shoulder issue," said Malzahn. "We didn't really know if he was going to play."
Johnson's backup Kam Martin came into the game with an ankle injury and was also limited in carries, ending the night with 4 carries for 20 yards.
Auburn came out firing early, going 75-yards in 10 plays finishing with quarterback Jarrett Stidham finding Nate Craig-Myers for the 6-yard touchdown.
Georgia would then take over the game defensively, holding the Tigers to no other scores on the night and 259 total yards of offense.
"Just being honest,
The Bulldog offense was headlined by championship level play of Fromm. He would lead the Georgia offense with 183 passing yards and 2 passing touchdowns along with 4 rushing yards.
"Jake is kind of the mailman," Smart said of his freshman quarterback. "He's the deliverer of the package. He does a good job of that."
Georgia came into the game sitting just outside the CFB Playoff rankings hoping their statement win over Auburn would be enough to put them in.
Both teams will await their fate when the final CFB Playoff rankings are released tomorrow afternoon. Georgia will most likely make it into one of the four coveted playoff spots, while Auburn will play in a New Year's 6 Bowl.