Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Georgia at Auburn

An improving Georgia team heads to Auburn in Week 11 looking to hand the Tigers their first loss of the season.

Georgia offense vs. Auburn defense
• Auburn has been stingy against the run, and DTs Nick Fairley and Zach Clayton complement each other well on the inside. Fairley gets it done with quickness and athleticism while Clayton has good natural strength and an adequate anchor to hold the point. The Bulldogs' offensive line is playing well and must be strong enough against Fairley and Clayton to be able to get to the second level to cover up an active Tigers linebacker corps. MLB Josh Bynes and SLB Craig Stevens are instinctive and extremely physical in run support, and if they are left uncovered Georgia RBs Washaun Ealey and Caleb King will find tough sledding. But even if the running game struggles early on, offensive coordinator Mike Bobo must stay patient because winning the time of possession battle will limit the opportunities Auburn's fast-paced offense has.