Here's What's Going To Happen During The Georgia vs Auburn Game

Here's What's Going To Happen During The Georgia vs Auburn Game

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Here's What's Going To Happen During The Georgia vs Auburn Game


On Saturday, No. 5 Georgia (8-1, 6-1) hosts No. 24 Auburn (6-3, 3-3) in the Dawgs’ fourth consecutive top-25 matchup.

Both teams possess serious talent and speed, and both opened the season ranked in the top-10.

The only difference is Georgia maintained its high ranking while Auburn fell out of the polls completely until sneaking back in this week.

The Bulldog Nation is ready for a home game – it’s been over a month since Sanford Stadium had a football game played inside of it.

It may not be a blackout, but as Kirby Smart said, it’s Auburn….Georgia fans don’t need another reason to get hyped up for this game.

We’re going to you through a quarter-by-quarter prediction of what is going to happen on Saturday during the 123rd edition of the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry.

First quarter

On Georgia’s first drive of the game:

On the Dawgs’ first drive of the game, expect Georgia to take a deep shot and try to get on the board early. Georgia will look to establish its run game and begin the long process of wearing Auburn’s defense down. This Auburn defensive line is a very good one, and one sack could be a drive killer for Georgia. Dawgs really do not want to take a sack on the first drive.

Georgia strikes first with a 15 yard touchdown pass from Jake Fromm.

On Auburn’s first drive:

When Auburn has the ball for the first time on Saturday, expect Sanford Stadium to be absolutely rocking. The Tigers will look to hush the crowd early with some first down passes from Stidham. Eventually, the drive will stall and Auburn will be forced to kick a field goal, which should have Georgia fans feeling optimistic. Auburn’s kicker Anders Carlson has attempted 21 field goals so far this year, making just 11 of them for a kicking average of 52%. That ranks dead last in the country for kickers who have attempted at least nine kicks. Carlson will miss his first field goal of the game.

Remainder of the quarter:

Georgia and Auburn will try to implement their style of offense. Georgia will run the ball down Auburn’s throat with the occasional pass play thrown in, but not many. Auburn’s defensive line will make some plays early against Georgia’s injured offensive line.

Auburn has a pretty balanced offensive game plan; the Tigers run the ball 55% of the time and pass the remaining 45%. They’ll show Georgia a good mix of the run and pass. Expect a lot of short tosses to set up third down and manageable.

Neither side will score for the remainder of quarter.

End of the first quarter: Georgia leads 7-0

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