AUBURN, Ala. (WDHN) — In an Auburn and Georgia showdown on the plains Saturday, known as the Deep South Oldest Rivalry — It came down to the final minutes.
Now in the first half, you may have thought differently. The Bulldogs hungry and having it their way. Jake Fromm threw a bomb for 51 yards to Dominick Blalock on the third play of Georgia’s second drive.
After a couple of 3 and outs from Auburn and a turnover, the Bulldogs found themselves in the endzone one more time in the half. Bulldogs led 14-0 at the half.
“At times we’re playing really good and times we’re not. I wish we had put some points up that first drive but we had a fumble. As you can see in the second half, we looked like a good offense.” Gus Malzahn said.
In the second half, the Tigers did look good on offense. The Tigers allowed one touchdown in the second half, but they scored their first touchdown of the game within the first five minutes of the 4th quarter — Bo Nix to Eli Stove.
After a stop from the Tiger’s defense, the next drive Bo Nix called his own number for a nice 2-yard touchdown. Tigers within seven with lots of momentum.
While on this drive of momentum, a catch by Seth Williams was called back due to being out of bounds. Coach Malzahn says it was a game-changer in closing minutes.
“We got down to like the 20-yard line. I thought we had it. It looked like an NFL catch to me. That was a tough one, it was a tough one,” Malzahn said.
Although the tigers came up short, they are not giving up.
“Obviously the bigger picture is gone, but we have two teams to come in here next week and one of those is the Iron Bowl. We’ll be ready,” Nix said.
Georgia clinched the SEC East with a win over Auburn Saturday. The Bulldogs will be awaiting their SEC West opponent in Atlanta Dec. 7.