Prediction, 5 reasons why Georgia rolls Auburn

No. 2 Georgia (5-0) returns home to Athens to face Auburn (2-3) in ‘The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry’.

Last week, the Bulldogs escaped Missouri with a 26-22 win after being down 16-6 at halftime.

Auburn comes to Athens after a 21-17 loss at home to LSU.

The Bulldogs are a minus 29.5 point favorite over the Tigers.

Here’s five reasons why the Dawgs get back on track versus Auburn.

Offensive front The line of scrimmage was a glaring issue versus Missouri last week.

Offensive front Pressure on quarterback Stetson Bennett, blocking passing lanes, blowing up run plays at the line of scrimmage – The Tigers’ defense had their way for most part of that game.

Offensive front Georgia was held to 182 total yards in the first half.

Offensive front The Bulldogs front played much better in the second half, out-gaining Missouri 299-100 in total yards, and that is why UGA was able to come back with a win to stay in the Playoff race.

Offensive front The Dawgs will have to play a complete game on the line of scrimmage to take care of a stout Auburn front seven this Saturday.

Daijun Edwards Junior running back Daijun Edwards and the offensive line took over in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs went to Edwards regularly late in the game, which helped the Dawgs amass 107 rushing yards after totaling just 66 yards on the ground to that point.

Daijun Edwards “He’s tough, man., Coach Kirby Smart said. “He’s from the neck of the woods where they grow up playing football where they’re five, six-years-old and he just wants to carry the football.”

Daijun Edwards Look for the Bulldogs to feed Edwards more versus Auburn.

Darnell 'Big-0' Washington Junior tight end Darnell Washington is hard to miss at 6-foot-7, 270 pounds, but Georgia doesn’t always utilize the big man.

Darnell 'Big-0' Washington That wasn’t the same story at Missouri as Washington caught three difference-making passes for 66 yards.

Darnell 'Big-0' Washington A simple fact is that Washington is always open because of his size and reach.

Darnell 'Big-0' Washington I expect Bennett to find Washington more when Auburn comes to town.

Georgia has Auburn's number Georgia has won 14 of the last 17 matchups versus Auburn, including a 31-10 win On the Plains a year ago.

Home SEC opener We have to add Sanford Stadium’s environment into consideration as we preview this rivalry.

Home SEC opener Athens is one of the toughest places to play in the conference, and will be packed full of more than 92 thousand fans ready for the Dawgs first SEC home game of the season.

Home SEC opener The Bulldogs haven’t lost a home game since South Carolina in 2019.

Prediction Auburn’s defense may give Georgia a fight, but I expect the inexperience at quarterback to keep the Tigers from putting up many points.

Prediction The Georgia offensive line showed they can make room in the run game in the second half at Missouri, and we’ve seen Stetson Bennett and company make big plays when given time.

Prediction This game will test the Dawgs’ resiliency after that close win a week ago. If Kirby Smart can get the Bulldogs ready to play the way we witnessed in the first three weeks, I see Georgia rolling through Week 6 with a big performance.

Prediction: 30-10, Georgia wins.


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