Dawgs beat Auburn 13-7

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 11:30am -- mjpierce
A Magical Night in Sanford Stadium

Georgia 13, Auburn 7

After being shut out in the first half of a home game for the first time since 2009, Georgia shut down No. 9 Auburn in the second half to end the Tigers’ College Football Playoff hopes and their six-game winning streak. The Bulldogs’ win made them bowl eligible for the 20th consecutive season while the Tigers’ SEC West title dreams came to a crashing halt.

The Reel: Auburn vs Georgia from Georgia Football on Vimeo.

Player of the game

  • Bulldogs running back Nick Chubb was held out of the end zone for the fourth consecutive game but rushed for 101 yards on 23 carries. It marked the junior’s third 100-yard effort of the season and first in four games.

Key stats

  • Georgia improved to 57-55-8 against Auburn and has won nine of the last 11 meetings.
  • Auburn’s 7 points matched its fewest under coach Gus Malzahn, with the other instance also coming against Georgia in 2014.
  • Auburn finished with 164 total yards, including just 32 yards in the second half where it failed to record a first down.
  • The Bulldogs improved to 2-5 against ranked opponents since the start of last season.
  • Georgia finished 7-for-17 on third down while holding Auburn to 2-for-12.
  • Bulldogs quarterback Jacob Eason failed to throw a touchdown for just the second time in 10 games.
  • Tigers quarterback Sean White completed 6-of-20 attempts, including 2-of-13 in the second half, for 27 yards and an interception.
  • Georgia is the first team to beat a top-10 foe without an offensive touchdown since LSU edged Alabama 9-6 in 2011.

Key play

  • Two fourth-quarter field goals won the game but the Bulldogs regained momentum when defensive back Maurice Smith intercepted White and returned it 34 yards even the score at 7-7 just 23 seconds into the second half.

 

Auburn
RUSHING ATT YDS TD LONG
Kerryon Johnson 22 99 1 18
Eli Stove 1 12 0 12
Chandler Cox 1 6 0 6
Stanton Truitt 2 5 0 6
John Franklin III 1 4 0 4
Sean White 4 3 0 16
Team 1 -2 0 -2
Total 32 127 1  
PASSING CP-ATT-INT YDS TD LONG
Sean White 6-20-1 27 0 14
Kerryon Johnson 2-2-0 10 0 6
Total 8-22-1 37 0  
RECEIVING REC YDS TD LONG
Tony Stevens 1 14 0 14
Eli Stove 2 13 0 9
Ryan Davis 1 9 0 9
Stanton Truitt 1 6 0 6
Marcus Davis 1 4 0 4
Kerryon Johnson 2 -9 0 4
 
 
Total 8 37 0  
KICKING FG-FGA LONG XP PTS
Daniel Carlson 0/0 - 1 1
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LONG
Kevin Phillips 8 353 44.1 50
Total 8 353 44.1  
PUNT RETURNS NO YDS AVG LONG
Marcus Davis 1 5 5.0 5
Total 1 5 5.0  
KICK RETURNS NO YDS AVG LONG
Kerryon Johnson 1 14 14.0 14
Total 1 14 14.0  
Georgia
RUSHING ATT YDS TD LONG
Nick Chubb 23 101 0 18
Sony Michel 10 55 0 14
Riley Ridley 1 14 0 14
Isaiah McKenzie 1 7 0 7
Brian Herrien 2 2 0 2
Jacob Eason 2 -18 0 -8
Team 4 -26 0 -3
Total 43 135 0  
PASSING CP-ATT-INT YDS TD LONG
Jacob Eason 20-31-0 208 0 57
Terry Godwin 0-2-1 0 0 0
Total 20-33-1 208 0  
RECEIVING REC YDS TD LONG
Riley Ridley 3 89 0 57
Isaac Nauta 3 43 0 17
Isaiah McKenzie 4 35 0 26
Sony Michel 3 18 0 10
Terry Godwin 4 11 0 7
Jeb Blazevich 1 5 0 5
Charlie Woerner 1 4 0 4
Nick Chubb 1 3 0 3
Total 20 208 0  
KICKING FG-FGA LONG XP PTS
Rodrigo Blankenship 2/3 45 1 7
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LONG
Brice Ramsey 6 202 33.7 40
Total 6 202 33.7  
PUNT RETURNS NO YDS AVG LONG
Isaiah McKenzie 1 20 20.0 20
Total 1 20 20.0  
KICK RETURNS NO YDS AVG LONG
 
Total 0 0 -