Georgia vs. Auburn: Mark Richt pleased with across-the-board win against Tigers

Michael Chang

Georgia didn't do much of anything wrong Saturday, did it?

Saturday was a good day for the Georgia Bulldogs and head coach Mark Richt. Georgia dismantled the Auburn Tigers, 38-0, and clinched the SEC Eastern Division title, and a spot in the SEC Championship game in the Georgia Dome, in doing so.

After the game, Richt was succinct, according to Tim Tucker of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution:

"It was a very outstanding performance by everybody — offense, defense, special teams."

Richt was right. Quarterback Aaron Murray was 18 of 24 for 208 yards and three touchdowns. Two running backs rushed for over 100 yards and one touchdown—Todd Gurley had 116 yards, and Keith Marshall had 105 on just eight carries.

And on the Georgia defense, safety Bacarri Rambo had this to say, according to Tucker:

"We wanted to start fast and finish strong. We just came out here with a mentality to shut them out and get the offense rolling."

The Bulldogs defense held Auburn to 57 yards rushing and just 238 yards of total offense, also forcing two turnovers.

And none of Georgia's five punts, four from Collin Barber and one from Adam Erickson, were returned. None were touchbacks, and four stuck the Tigers inside the 20-yard line.

The Bulldogs finished their regular-season SEC schedule with a 7-1 record, the one loss a 35-7 drubbing on the road against the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Georgia plays Georgia Southern on Saturday at 1:30 p.m., and will finish its regular season Nov. 24 at home against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

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