After a successful onside kick to open the half, Auburn Tigers RB Onterio McCalebb ran in a two-yard touchdown off tackle to put the Pligeagles up by seven, but Georgia Bulldogs RB Washaun Ealey followed under three minutes later with a seven-yard dart up the middle. McCalebb retorted soon after, taking a Cam Newton pitch five yards for his third score. We’ve now enjoyed 651 yards worth of offense with over 20 minutes to go.
Tigers WR Terrell Zachary made the big play of Auburn’s first drive of the half, a 31-yard rush up the sideline deep into Georgia territory. Dawgs WR Kris Durham kept Georgia’s drive alive with a confounding 28-yard grab in heavy traffic on third and 15. McCalebb kicked in a 48-yard sprint on Auburn’s second scoring drive, and he has 72 on the day.
Newton has put together 223 yards, while Georgia QB Aaron Murray has thrown for 201 yards on only 15 attempts. The Dawgs are operating with Auburn’s renowned offensive speed, trailing by only a touchdown despite having the ball ten minutes less.