What The Auburn Media Is Saying About The Georgia Game


The Auburn Tigers (6-3, 4-3) head to Sanford Stadium Saturday for a renewal of the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry with Georgia (8-1, 6-1) .

Auburn, trying to turn around a disappointing season, has the potential to spoil the Bulldogs’ playoff hopes with a victory.

However, the Tigers have not won in Athens since 2005, leaving little room for optimism amongst the Auburn media.

A small sample of their thoughts on Georgia can be found below.

Tom Green AL.com:

The Tigers have been trapped Between the Hedges, losing five straight on the road in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry while struggling immensely offensively — especially after the first quarter — in each of the last four meeting in Athens.

We agree, it is hard to make sense of the Tigers’ struggles in the Classic City.

-Joseph Goodman AL.com:

Auburn has the defense to keep this close, but the pressure Stidham is going to face in Sanford Stadium will be like his big-game debut last year against Clemson. A turnover or two by Stidham and this could get lopsided in a hurry. Would love to pick the Auburn upset, but one-dimensional teams get blown out by teams like Georgia.

It would be surprising to see the Bulldogs’ run game struggle against the Tigers after tearing Florida and Kentucky apart.

-Bryan Matthews AuburnSports/Rivals:

The Tigers’ chances of pulling off an upset likely depend on their ability to slow down Georgia’s offense at the point of attack. AU is sixth in the conference allowing 134.1 rushing yards per game, but gave up 201 yards to Texas A&M last Saturday and 349 yards at Mississippi State.

Auburn may be on a two-game win streak but the victory over Ole Miss was a must to stay on pace for bowl eligibility. However, a come from behind win over Texas A&M legitimizes the Tigers as a threat to Georgia.

-Brandon Marcello AuburnUndercover/247 Sports:

A Malzahn offense hasn’t scored beyond the first quarter against Georgia in the Bulldogs’ home state since 2009. That’s a stretch of four games and during that time Malzahn’s offense has been downright befuddling to watch against the Bulldogs in Sanford Stadium and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Georgia has held Malzahn’s offense to three of the 10 worst offensive outputs in his 13 years as a college coach.

Despite success in the last two games, an Auburn victory on Saturday is hard to see with all of the Classic City collapses.

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