It’s the South’s oldest rivalry and Bulldog fans will be bragging about this win for many days to come. The Georgia Bulldog’s defeated the Auburn “Wartigers” in a 45-7 massacre. For those of you who don’t know the meaning of a Wartiger, it’s very simple. It is a word that is derived from a mass of confused fans. A group whose indecisive nature in determining whether they have one mascot or two has earned them the new and improved mascot….the Wartigers!
Aaron Murray was on FIRE! He completed 14-of-18 passes for 224 yards and four touchdowns. Murray even became the all-time leader in touchdown passes in a season. Not only did we see his accuracy and attack, but he seemed more confident than ever. Bottom line…he came to play! Georgia presented a double threat in Carlton Thomas and Isaiah Crowell. Both tailbacks ran for over 100 yards and showcased agility and determination. Thomas ran for 127 yards while Crowell finished with 132 yards on 24 carries.
The offense got off to a quick start and ran with it. The defense helped hold that lead by shutting down Auburn’s attempt to move the ball. There was no star on defense, but rather a combined force. I felt as if I were watching a solid unit. As always, there were missed opportunities that they let slip by, but overall I saw a lot of improvements that have been made.
Georgia played a smart ballgame. They moved the ball effectively, sometimes in a conveniently slow manner, and they even made necessary adjustments to pull away with the lead. This is the Georgia powerhouse that I have been missing!
With a mediocre Kentucky team left to beat, the Dawgs have earned their right to be playing in Atlanta come December. Not many people would have imagined that after such a rocky beginning the Dawgs would come back to be leading the East. I am glad to know that the Dawgs put up the most lopsided victory in this age old rivalry since 1946. After all, If you’re going to win….WIN BIG!
As always, GOOO DAWGS!!!!