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Georgia Preview: Still Something to Play For

georgiaLOGOFor a while there, the team wearing a white jersey had the most success in this series. It was a nice little streak of the away team sending the fans home angry. Now, not so much

Auburn hasn’t beaten Georgia in Athens since Brandon Cox and Devin Aromashodu tore their hearts out right in front of Bob Davie and the rest of the nation.  In fact, the only two Auburn teams that have beaten Georgia since then ended up playing in the National Championship game. Last year was awesome, but it almost didn’t happen, which would have continued a bad stretch against the Bulldogs.

This year, Auburn is coming off one of the more infuriating and confusing losses you’ll ever see. Georgia is two weeks removed from one of their most Georgia performances ever against Florida. What could’ve been a matchup of one-loss teams vying for SEC Championship spots and playoff spots has now turned into, well, it’s still all of that.

If Auburn wins out and Mississippi State loses out, Auburn goes to Atlanta. If Georgia beats Auburn, they are one Missouri loss from going to Atlanta. Missouri still has to play Texas A&M, Tennessee, and Arkansas, so yeah, if Georgia beats Auburn, they are going to the SEC Championship Game.

Todd Gurley will be making his triumphant return from being wrongfully imprisoned for, wait, that’s right, he broke real rules and paid the consequences. He saw the rules broken one year ago by Johnny Manziel and decided to the same thing. He’s not a hero making his return home. He’s a guy who knowingly made a bad decision and got caught.

Those that wear red and those that say they “just like good football” seem to be ignoring that fact. It doesn’t matter if the rule is dumb (I don’t think it’s that dumb), it’s still a rule. It’s a rule he saw in action less than a year before he did the same thing. That’s stupid. And stupid people shouldn’t play football any time they want.

Regardless of whether Gurley was playing on Saturday or not, the fact of the matter is that Auburn’s offense is much better than Georgia’s defense. They are bad. Like, gave up 38 points to Florida who completed three passes for 27 yards, bad.

I don’t care that Todd Gurley is the the only thing that Georgia fans can latch on to with this team. I don’t care that he’s receiving the typical extra-extra-over-hype because he hasn’t been playing. He won’t matter that much to the Auburn defense. Why? He doesn’t throw the ball.

Auburn’s main concern, as it has been for the last 4 weeks, is stopping the passing game. They will be attempting to do that against Hutson Mason, who hasn’t shined nearly as brightly as the preseason prognosticators had hoped. He’s not bad, he’s just not shown that he’s anything to be ridiculously concerned about.

Jermaine Whitehead will be making his first start since being suspended prior to the Kansas State game. He was put in after Texas A&M went up 14-0 last week, intercepted a pass, and never left the field again. That will help.

Sure, there is going to be a crazy atmosphere in Athens at night, with Gurley returning, and a little bit to play for. But Auburn has been on the road in crazy atmospheres at night. Georgia has played one ranked team. Auburn is coming off a weird loss that won’t happen again.

Gurley will provide a little spark at the beginning of the game, they’ll cheer like he stopped world hunger with every two yard gain, and it will be back and forth until halftime, but Auburn will show who has the better running game in a slight runaway victory.

Auburn 42, Georgia 28

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35 comments

Your a dumbass 11/14/2014 at 9:22 pm

Your a fucking idiot

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Joe 11/14/2014 at 9:50 pm

[robot voice] I AM WAR BLOGLE MAN. I AM PROGRAMMED TO ONLY PICK AUBURN TO WIN GAMES. WEAGLE. AUBURN. AUBURN WILL NEVER LOSE AGAIN. CAM NEWTON GIVES ME ERECTIONS. AUBURN WINS AGAIN. BO. TROOPER TAYLOR TOWEL. I AM WAR BLOGLE MAN. CAM ERECTION. GUS CHIZIK WILL DEFEAT OTHER TEAM.

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AUClay86 11/14/2014 at 10:05 pm

Did you really think he was going to pick GA. This is an Auburn Blog for Auburn fans. Are you here because the Gator fans haven’t gotten off of your sites yet? If you are going to call someone “a fucking idiot”, like a 9th grader, then at least be grammatically correct.

Please enjoy yet another mediocre Dawg Football Season, in which, you are still irrelevant on a national level.

(This was all said in your Father’s authoritative voice)

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Uh... 11/14/2014 at 10:53 pm

Not a fan of either team, but I find it funny that this dude chastises Gurley for breaking a rule that shouldn’t really be a big deal, yet Auburn accepts players who broke laws and barely disciplines the players they have when they break rules. Uh…

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joe 11/14/2014 at 11:23 pm

[robot voice] HEY UH, I AM PROGRAMMED IN BINARY CODE TO ONLY RECOGNIZE AUBURN AS A MORAL BEACON. I HAVE A CAM ERECTION AT THIS MOMENT. EXCUSE ME WHILE I…

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David 11/14/2014 at 11:38 pm

Good grief, joe, you seem to have a real focus on All things “Cam” and “penis” related. I bet you’re a real authority there, fruitcake.

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AUj 11/15/2014 at 4:34 pm

It makes absolutely no sense why you are shining more light on Gurley’s situation. I mean really? Are you really pointing fingers when Auburn has had Cam, Marshall (who has had 2 disciplinary actions on 2 separate teams), and Tray Matthews. I’m a die hard Auburn fan, but man come on. You can’t go pointing fingers at other teams disciplinary problems when we have had some of our own.

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Chris 11/15/2014 at 8:32 pm

We are going to end up 4 loss team, and with what we had returning there is no way that should happen. I love Gus but the coaching staff has let us down this season, too conservative on offense. No defense. We have turned into UGA this season. Sad

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Joe 11/15/2014 at 9:41 pm

You’ve turned into UGA this season? Does that mean you’ve beat yourself 7 of the last 9 seasons?

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Chris 11/15/2014 at 9:05 pm

As a 2004 alumni I am ashamed, almost as much as the 2012 season. No way Auburn should have performed this bad this season. We were overrated, and it sucks saying that. The coaching staff hasn’t made good decisions and I guess I’m the minority thinking Jeremy Johnson should be the starter. If we had no talent I would feel different.

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David 11/15/2014 at 9:22 pm

Yep. I don’t believe Ellis is gonna be asked back. The defense regressed throughout the season.

Hate to admit Uga was much better than expected. Chubb is explosive and gurley was good as expected.

Both sides of the ball were bad tonight for AU. They made some adjustments at the half and the receivers torpedo them with the inability to catch. Turnovers. Dumb penalties, bad decision making. Not the makings of a top 10 team. Too bad.

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Reality 11/15/2014 at 9:22 pm

Hey “warblogler”…. Sucks getting curbstomped by a freshmen don’t it?
Oh that’s right…you have 12 months to figure out a snarky remark

Luv yer show

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Joe 11/15/2014 at 9:31 pm

You just got the hell beat out of you BLOGLE boy. Gonna blame Ellis for that one? Charleston Southern might score more on UGA than Auburn. See you next year…maybe you can figure out a way to tackle Nick Chubb by then.

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Reality 11/15/2014 at 9:39 pm

Don’t forget to put some crow in that omlete…. You’re gonna need it hahaha

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Chris 11/15/2014 at 11:59 pm

Doesn’t erase the championship stat does it. Talk when they have won something. Auburn will get up for the Iron Bowl. UGA just shits their pants at the thought of playing Bama. I bet Ole inbred Joe is like your typical bammer, spent a couple years at a community college and bought his UGA gear at Walmart. ENOUGH SAID. UGA hasn’t won a championship since Jesus was in cloth diapers. Now argue that. We got out played, no doubt. But check out our trophy case.

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Reality 11/16/2014 at 8:13 am

Heh, clutching onto the past… Now you sound like a Notre Dame fan… Fact is is this, Auburn got beat by a better team last night, you can’t handle that right now, and that’s fine…. Again, you have 12 months to deal with it…..it’s not like you’d feel sorry for UGA fans if the score was reversed

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JoshG 11/16/2014 at 5:20 am

Since Cam Newton left to go on to mediocrity in the NFL, UGA is 3-1 vs the Tigles, and has outscored Auburn 155-57, with 43 of those Auburn points coming in one game (2013). Auburn has managed to beat Georgia twice in the last 9 meetings. This irrelevant team sure does beat the crap out of Auburn a lot. What does that make Auburn?

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Chris 11/16/2014 at 7:56 am

Since then Josh Auburn has an SEC championship and an appearance in the National Championship game. Please find me where UGA titles are, oh that’s right there are none. Next weak argument please. Oh and another thing Cam really doesn’t have a team around him, but your right he’s no Arron Murray or Fat Matt lmao. He’ll Fat Matt has all the talent in the world around him and can’t win. Can has a rookie receiver and a 40 year old tight end and no O line. Where are you people’s football knowledge? This is so easy against the simple people it’s not funny. No go close your trailer door, it’s cold outside.

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JoshG 11/16/2014 at 9:10 am

If Georgia sucks so bad why are they always kicking the crap out of Auburn? So puzzling.
And what does that say about Auburn? 34-7. And it wasn’t that close.

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Chris 11/16/2014 at 3:24 pm

Holding on to the past huh? Isn’t that what you UGA fans are doing. It’s simple win something and people will respect you. UGA hasn’t won anything. That’s fact, go cry in someone else’s blog about Gurley’s torn ACL and the fact Missouri still beats UGA to the SEC title game! BAHAHAHA not Bama or LSU or any top notch team it’s Missouri, says a lot about the East right there. Wait I’m just holding on to the past by stating facts.

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Chris 11/16/2014 at 3:38 pm

Stats for the learning disabled:
Last National Championship:
UGA: 1980
Auburn: 2010
SEC Championship (10 years)
UGA: 2005
Auburn: 2004, 2010, 2014
Cold hard facts there. Let’s not forget to mention that Auburn played in the NC game last year as well. Now laid out in black and white lets hear more weak UGA fans and their imagined superiority complex. But Josh you and your boyfriend are right, us Auburn fans wish we had a team like UGA….LMAO.

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Chris 11/16/2014 at 3:40 pm

* SEC title 2013, sorry for the typo. So let’s hear how many times UGA has beat Auburn the last 10 years and what that has done for UGA’s national irrelevantcy.

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Chris 11/16/2014 at 3:42 pm

I would have done a 10 year comparison on national championships as well but I’m sorry sports fans those stats just weren’t around on the UGA side.

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JoshG 11/16/2014 at 4:51 pm

And yet 3-7 vs UGA over 10 years, with most of UGA’s wins being blowouts. It’s just so strange that a team that is so crappy just keeps beating the mighty Auburn over and over. It must be so embarrassing to lose to such an irrelevant team so often.

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Chris 11/16/2014 at 5:01 pm

Championship stats josh, Auburn has them UGA doesn’t. That’s reality bud, it’s not Auburn’s fault you boys don’t show up when it matters. Championship stats, show me those then I’ll be impressed.

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Chris 11/16/2014 at 5:13 pm

We’ve heard it from the bammers for years, head to head doesn’t matter if your program doesn’t have the championship stats. Get some championship stats and your program will be relevant. And by the way that’s not Auburn’s line of thinking, it’s the national way of thinking. Auburn fans didn’t make UGA an irrelevant program, the sports media and UGA’s inability to win championships did that. This year will end up with Bama and Missouri in the championship game. That’s not Auburn’s fault Josh it’s UGA’s lol. So I’ll be waiting for your unremarkable somewhat dim whitted response to a fact I’ve heard come from the mouths of your very fan base. Auburn got beat I don’t deny that, and you can throw all those numbers out there you want, but all that matters in the scheme of things is championships and that is why UGA is annually irrelevant. When was the last time there was even a championship buzz on campus?? Once again not Auburn’s fault it’s UGA’s mediocrity. Hell even David Pollock said it, CHAMPIONSHIPS! Show me those 10 year stats Josh. Wait I already did that, and looking at those you are absolutely right UGA is superior, BAHAHAHA

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JoshG 11/16/2014 at 5:44 pm

Yet this team with no championships continues to beat Auburn. I mean, 1 of the 2 wins Auburn got in the last 9 years took a miracle. Why does Auburn get dominated by a team with no championships? I mean, Georgia can’t win a championship but can continuously embarrass this mighty SEC streak-ending former championship team? I mean, Auburn has won championships! And can’t beat the lowly Georgia?

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Joe 11/16/2014 at 5:55 pm

Auburn is only slightly more competitive than Ga Tech when it comes to playing UGA.

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Chris 11/16/2014 at 6:13 pm

Lol yeah that’s it. And even tech has a NC since UGA. How does that make you feel? It has nothing to with Auburn as I said. Win championships and lose the choke artist label. It’s a national opinion, not just mine. People remember championships, fact.

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JoshG 11/17/2014 at 7:19 am

Auburn is remembered for ending the SEC streak of Championships. And forever will be. Fact.

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Chris 11/19/2014 at 2:20 pm

Yeah Josh but Auburn made it to the game. When was the last time UGA played for anything? That’s all you got is that the streak ended with Auburn? That’s a weak ass argument. Lol u got butthurt because your team constantly chokes and hasn’t put together a season to even sniff the championship game. So enjoy the win, I would if I were you, because Auburn will have another SEC and NC before Georgia can even out right win the east. Ya’ll can’t even jump Missouri, and we all know they are a powerhouse lol. But wait UGA has beat Auburn 100 out of the last 75 times lol according to you that means more than any kind of championship, so by your own subconscious thinking beating Auburn is better than winning anything that matters. I’m happy you hold our football program on such a hight pedestal. WDE!

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WarEagle14-0 11/18/2014 at 3:26 pm

JoshG you are pretty much summing up your life as a UGA fan. You have good teams every year with good talent on both sides of the ball. You beat good teams that win Championships, like Auburn, consistently. And then you lose…to opponents you have no business losing to. Over and over and over. Year after year. Choking.

It must be maddening honestly. I feel for UGA fans and its excusable why they are such assholes with that kind of team.

WDE

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JoshG 11/21/2014 at 1:10 am

Auburn gets a championship 4 years ago, and they’re talking down to a team that consistently beats them. It must be frustrating to be a team that holds itself in such high esteem (though, literally, no one else does) yet loses to a team that it feels is beneath it….7 out of 9 tries. Enjoy those glory days, boys. This choke team will just continue choking you.

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War eagle 11/21/2014 at 8:02 am

Were you even alive during the Uga glory days?

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WarEagle14-0 11/21/2014 at 11:09 am

Our last championship was 2013 dude. SEC Champs.

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