ATHENS, Ga. (EETV) - In the 126th edition of the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry, Georgia dominated from the start for a 42-10 win. Georgia's offense was too potent for Auburn posting 500 yards of total offense.
This is the first time since 2009 that Auburn scored double-digit points in Athens.
"The guys are disappointed," head coach Bryan Harsin said. "What are the things we're going to do moving forward before we head back on the road again against a good football team?"
After a scoreless opening quarter, Georgia took over and scored two quick touchdowns to make the game 14-0 going into halftime.
Auburn attempted a fake punt on the Tiger 34 yard-line on 4th and 6. The Georgia defense stuffed it for a two-yard game and scored on the drive for the first touchdown of the game on a 1-yard rush from Kenny McIntosh.
Turnover problems carried over from last week as Robbie Ashford fumbled the ball on a QB scramble in Bulldog territory. Ashford almost lost the ball again in the backfield, but Kilian Zierer fell on it to prevent another turnover.
Star defensive lineman for the Tigers Eku Leota's presence was missed as the Bulldogs rushed for 292 yards, and the Tigers only sacked the quarterback once.
"I hate it for him. He was getting ready to have a monster year this year," Owen Pappoe said about injured teammate Leota. "It's a big hit, but Marcus Bragg stepped up."
In the second half, Anders Carlson put the Tigers on the board with a 29-yard field goal after Stetson Bennett coughed up the ball on the game's lone sack from Colby Wooden.
The fourth quarter was all Bulldogs. Starting with a 64-yard QB scramble from Stetson Bennett for a touchdown on the first play of the fourth, Georgia scored on three straight possessions to put this game into the no-doubt category.
"I thought the run that Stetson [Bennett] had, that was big," Harsin said about the 64-yard run. "That was the one that really opened it up."
In between Georgia's second and third touchdowns of the fourth, Auburn found themselves in the endzone after Jarquez Hunter broke a handful of Bulldog tackles and took it 62 yards to the house.
The Tigers fall to 3-3, and the Bulldogs move to 6-0.
"We're too up and down throughout games," said Harsin. "That's what we need to clean up."
Up next for the Tigers, they continue their road stretch heading into Oxford, Mississippi, for a date with the Ole Miss Rebels. Kickoff is set for 11 am CT.