A 62-yard touchdown run from Keith Marshall was the highlight of the third quarter between Georgia and Auburn, as the Bulldogs continue to lay a beating on the Tigers. With nearly 500 yards of total offense on the evening, Georgia has had no trouble moving the ball against an exhausted Auburn defense.
With possession to start the quarter, Georgia methodically moved down the field, getting to the Auburn 3-yard-line in just four minutes. But the Bulldogs' offense stalled out on two rushes that gained nothing and an Aaron Murray incomplete pass, and Georgia had to settle for a field goal.
On the next possession, the Bulldogs decided not to waste any time, as Marshall sprung free for a 62-yard score to push the lead to 38-0. Marshall has 105 yards on the night, as both he and Todd Gurley have broken the century mark for Georgia.
Auburn had a chance late to break the shutout, driving to Georgia's 24-yard-line. But a 17-yard pass from Jonathan Wallace to Emory Blake resulted in a fumble, which the Bulldogs scooped up.
Behind an almost perfect night from quarterback Aaron Murray, No. 5 Georgia is putting a hurting on Auburn, as the Bulldogs lead the Tigers, 28-0.
Murray has made mincemeat of Auburn's defense so far, completing 16-of-20 passes for 180 yards and three touchdowns. He got the scoring started on Georgia's first drive, capping a seven-play, 76-yard drive with a six-yard touchdown strike to Chris Conley. Murray would add a second touchdown on the Bulldogs' next drive of the quarter, hooking up with Malcolm Mitchell in the end zone on a five-yard pass.
Murray's third touchdown of the night went to a third different receiver, Tavarres King, who caught a 17-yard pass for a score on Georgia's opening drive of the second quarter. The Bulldogs' last score of the half came courtesy of Todd Gurley, who made a six-yard dash into the endzone on Georgia's fourth drive of the game.
The Bulldogs have scored on every possession of the game so far en route to 323 yards of offense. Gurley has 77 yards on just six carries, and King leads Georgia with 73 yards on three catches. The Bulldogs' defense, meanwhile, has shut Auburn down, keeping the Tigers to just 124 yards overall and only 11 yards on the ground.
The Georgia Bulldogs hold a 14-0 lead on the Auburn Tigers after the end of the first quarter, as star quarterback Aaron Murray has been pretty perfect to start this game out.
The Bulldogs forced Auburn to a quick three-and-out, then Georgia went to work. Todd Gurley had a 49-yard scamper, and Murray found Gurley, Arthur Lynch, Marlon Brown and, eventually, Chris Conley for a touchdown.
Auburn's second drive stalled, and then Murray went back to work. Murray found Jay Rome for catches of 11 and 6 yards, connected with Conley for 6 yards, hit up Lynch again for another 13-yard connection, then found Malcolm Mitchell for a five yard score to give the Bulldogs the aforementioned 14-0 lead. Mitchell and Murray added 31 yards on the ground on that drive with scampers of 16 and 15 yards each.
Murray is so far perfect on the game, completing all nine of his passes for 71 yards and two touchdown throws.
The Dawgs' regular-season SEC finale against Auburn will either be an SEC East coronation or another three-and-a-half-hour slog against an overmatched opponent. Not surprisingly, the Manic-Depressive Previewers are of very different minds about which one it'll be.
We nearly got an upset Saturday night that would've shaken the SEC standings to their very foundation. Instead, Alabama's overwhelming competence won the day again . . . and the race for the SEC title game is all but over.