Kevin C. Cox
The Georgia Bulldogs face their oldest rivals Saturday with a chance to clinch the SEC East title.
The Georgia Bulldogs and Auburn Tigers meet Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium in the 116th edition of the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry. With a win, Georgia will wrap up the SEC East title and clinch a berth in the SEC Championship Game.
Since suffering a humiliating 35-7 defeat at South Carolina in Week 6, the Bulldogs have reeled off three consecutive wins. That run included a 17-9 victory over Florida in Jacksonville two Saturdays ago. Georgia (8-1, 6-1 SEC) has one of the SEC's best offenses, ranking third in points (36.8) and yards per game (468.2). Aaron Murray's quarterback rating of 168.9 ranks second in the conference, and his 21 passing touchdowns is best among SEC signal callers.
Auburn (2-7, 0-6) is having its worst season in decades, as the Tigers are facing the prospect of a winless conference season for the first time since 1950. Auburn ranks 13th in the 14-team conference in scoring, total offense, and passing offense, and are 11th in rushing offense. Three quarterbacks have seen time under center this season, and true freshman Jonathan Wallace is the likely starter Saturday. In his first start last week against New Mexico State, Wallace completed 9-of-16 passes for 164 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
The Tigers lead the all-time series, 54-53-8, but the Bulldogs have won five of the last six matchups, including a 45-7 victory last season in Athens, Ga.
Game date/time: Saturday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. ET
Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, Ala.
Odds: Georgia -16