Georgia vs. Auburn fearless prediction and game preview.
Georgia vs. Auburn Broadcast
Date: Saturday, November 16
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL
Georgia (8-1) vs. Auburn (7-2) Game Preview
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Why Georgia Will Win
To beat Auburn, you have to be able to hold up against their lines. Georgia is one of the few teams with the offensive front to do more than just hold its own against this group – it’s not letting Jake Fromm get touched all the often – and the defensive front has been a rock against the run.
The UGA offense might not be anything scintillating, and the downfield passing attack is a wee bit lacking, but the defense is making up for it by currently raking second in the nation behind just Ohio State in scoring defense while leading the SEC in total D.
The line isn’t giving up a thing against the run – only three teams have rushed for more than 100 yards, and UK has a season-high 160 yards against the Bulldog front – and the secondary has been able to keep the big plays to a minimum, too.
Are you ready to believe in Bo Nix? The Auburn freshman quarterback has been solid throughout the year, and he was great in the win over Ole Miss, but in the three big games so far – Oregon, Florida and LSU – he failed to hit 42% of his passes. But …
Why Auburn Will Win
All three of those games against the nasty teams on the Tiger schedule were away from Jordan-Hare. He doesn’t have to be Joe Burrow, and he doesn’t have to do anything special. He has to keep the mistakes to a minimum, and he has to connect on the throws that are there.
The Georgia defense might be great, but it doesn’t generate a lot of pressure, and the secondary doesn’t take the ball away with just one pick in the last four games and six on the season.
The bigger concern for Georgia is the stunning inconsistencies in the passing game. Weather played a role in some of the downs games for Fromm, and he hasn’t thrown a pick in any game other than the loss to South Carolina, but last week he couldn’t get much going in the win over Missouri, and his accuracy has been all over the place lately after a terrific start.
The Auburn secondary struggled against Oregon’s Justin Herbert, and it got hit hard by Burrow in the loss to LSU, but for the most part it’s been able to keep the downfield connections to a minimum, and the D as a whole is fantastic on third downs.
What’s Going To Happen
Georgia’s defense is better on third downs.
It’s going to be a low-scoring fight with neither team being able to run the ball effectively enough to establish any sort of a rhythm.
Both teams will have their chances to take over in the second half, and both defenses will clamp down. Georgia will be a wee bit better in the red zone, Fromm will be a wee bit better than Nix.
Georgia vs. Auburn Prediction, Line
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