With 13 weeks of the NCAA football season in the books, there is an SEC contest between the Auburn and the Georgia Bulldogs for the conference championship. Both teams had extremely similar expectations entering the season and nothing much has changed since then. Georgia is currently ranked number six in the country according to the AP poll and is poised to potentially win a national championship. Meanwhile, Auburn is 10-2 and is currently ranked the second best team in the country according to the AP poll. Whichever team loses will be officially knocked out of playoff contention.
The Auburn Tigers entered the season in the AP poll top 15 and were expected to compete for a conference championship. So far this season, the Tigers are 10-2 and look poised to win their first conference championship since 2013. However, Auburn’s perfect record was ruined by the number two ranked Clemson Tigers who defeated Auburn 14-6 back earlier this season. In that game, Auburn’s star quarterback Jarrett Stidham was sacked an astounding 11 times. Since then, Auburn has won nine of their last ten games including a victory over Alabama and have an serious chance of making the college football playoff.
Auburn’s offense is led by star quarterback Jarrett Stidham. Stidham was originally a quarterback for Baylor back in 2015 before transferring to Auburn in search of more playing time. In 2015, Stidham threw for 12 touchdowns and only two interceptions. Stidham is an extremely talented dual threat quarterback who can also generate tons of yards on the ground with his legs. So far this season, Stidham has 16 passing touchdowns with only four interceptions.
One reason for Stidham’s underwhelming statistics this season is the extremely talented running back group on this Auburn team. Auburn has three separate running backs with over 300 yards rushing and each of them have scored at least one rushing touchdown. Running backs Kam Martin, Kamryn Pettway and Kerryon Johnson have destroyed their competition this season and look to continue their success against Georgia. However, Johnson has become the head of Auburn’s rushing attack as the season has progressed. So far this season, Johnson has over 1,200 yards rushing along with 17 rushing touchdowns. If Auburn plans on winning this contest, expect Johnson to get the ball early and often.
Georgia started the season with extremely high hopes. The Bulldogs have lived up to those expectations so far and are currently 11-1. The most impressive part of their season thus far is who the Bulldogs have beaten. In the first four weeks, Georgia defeated top 25 ranked Notre Dame on the road and top 25 ranked Mississippi State at home. If Georgia manages to pull off this minor upset, it will be extremely tough for the committee to keep the Bulldogs out of the college football playoff.
Georgia’s success is due to freshman quarterback Jake Fromm. Fromm was expected to be the backup quarterback this season behind Jacob Eason. However, Eason got injured earlier this year and Fromm was thrown under the fire as the immediate replacement. However, Fromm has looked remarkable this season and has thrown for 19 touchdowns and only five interception.
However, Fromm’s success is also due to the success of Georgia’s running game this season. Georgia currently has three elite running backs on the roster and their success had opened up a lot of holes in the secondary for Fromm to exploit. Running backs Nick Chubb, D’Andre Swift and Sony Michel are each averaging over six yards per carry and have at least one touchdown. Either running back could be a starter on the majority of college football teams in division I. Unfortunately for Auburn, Georgia has all three.
Auburn vs. Georgia: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: Auburn vs. Georgia
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Start Time: 4:00 P.M. EST
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
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