NCAA Game Summary - Auburn at Georgia|
(Saturday, November 10th)
Final Score: (10) Georgia 45, (18) Auburn 20
Athens, GA (Sports Network) - Knowshon Moreno ran for 101 yards on 22 carries
and scored twice in a critical third quarter to help 10th-ranked Georgia down
18th-ranked Auburn, 45-20.
Matthew Stafford was equally effective in helping the Bulldogs win their
fourth game in a row, throwing for 237 yards, two touchdowns, and one
interception on 11-of-19 passing. Thomas Brown added 81 yards rushing and one
touchdown for Georgia (8-2, 5-2 SEC), and Sean Bailey caught four passes for
96 yards and a score.
Brandon Cox threw for 133 yards and one touchdown on 14-of-30 passing, but
also tossed four interceptions for Auburn (7-4, 4-3). Ben Tate rushed for 58
yards and a score on 13 carries for the Tigers, who snapped a two-game winning
Georgia, which wore black jerseys, was trailing, 20-17, after Wes Byrum
kicked a 33-yard field goal at the end of an 11-play, 45-yard drive with
6:47 left in the third, Auburn's first lead of the contest.
However, the Bulldogs went to work, carried by their leaders, Stafford and
Moreno. After Byrum's field goal, the Bulldogs took the ball on their own 32-
Stafford hooked up with Bailey on a 45-yard pass to get the ball into Auburn
territory on the second play of the drive. Two plays later, Moreno slashed and
cut his way 24 yards to the end zone to give the lead back to Georgia with
5:00 left in the third.
On the ensuing drive, Kelin Johnson intercepted Cox for his second pick of the
game, giving the Bulldogs the ball on Auburn's 48. The same offensive sequence
played out for Georgia. Stafford completed a 33-yard pass to Bailey, and
Moreno rushed twice to finish the drive with a three-yard score as the third
Georgia had a 31-20 lead in hand, and it only grew from there, as the Bulldogs
defense held Auburn's attack in check. Brannan Southerland and Brown each
scored on one-yard runs in the fourth quarter, with 12:11 and 6:48 left,
"We just couldn't get over the hump tonight," Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville
said. "We got whupped pretty good on defense. We hadn't given up that many
points in I don't know how long."
For the game, Georgia gained 417 yards to Auburn's 216, and scored 40 points
in its third straight game. The Bulldogs had previously put up 42 against
Florida and 44 against Troy, and continued their high-powered show on
"We're pretty good on running the football and have two special guys back
there to do it," Stafford said, speaking of Brown and Moreno. "When teams are
playing one-on-one coverage we're doing a pretty good job of making plays."
Though, that didn't necessarily show in the first half. Georgia got a field
goal from Brandon Coutu just 3:32 into the contest and Auburn got a 22-
yarder from Byrum with 4:46 left in the first.
The Bulldogs added a touchdown with 3:09 left. Stafford threw a 58-yard
touchdown pass to Mohamed Massaquoi, who beat every Auburn defensive back on
the play, catching the pass in stride up the right sideline.
The Bulldogs turned the 10-3 lead into a two-possession game four minutes into
the second quarter, with another touchdown. Stafford completed a 13-yard pass
to Bailey, who reached over the head of Auburn's Jonathan Wilhite in the end
zone for the score.
Auburn made it a 17-10 game before halftime, after Tate capped an eight-play
drive with a seven-yard touchdown run. Less than three minutes into the second
half, the Tigers tied the game, when Cox connected with Mario Fannin for a 12-
The Bulldogs face Kentucky at home next week...Auburn closes out its season in
two weeks by hosting Alabama...The Tigers hold a 53-50-8 series lead over
11/10 20:54:36 ET