Statistical breakdown: How Georgia and Auburn stack up ahead of Week 6 game

This Saturday, No. 2 Georgia (5-0, 2-0) hosts Auburn (3-2, 1-1) in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry.

The game is slated for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff in Athens, Georgia and will be broadcasted on CBS.

The Bulldogs are a -29.5 point favorite to beat the Tigers, per BetMGM.

The over/under is set at 50.5 and the Georgia moneyline reads -10,000 while Auburn is +1,600.

Georgia leads the series 62-56-8, but lately it hasn’t felt like much of a rivalry.

Auburn’s still Auburn, so Georgia fans always have a slight concern in the back of their heads on game day.

But the results speak for themselves: UGA has won 14 of the last 17 games against the Tigers and 8 of the last 10.

Here’s a look at how the two teams stack up statistically ahead of the Week 6 showdown:

13. Scoring offense: Auburn ranks 107th in the nation in scoring offense at 22.4 points per game. Georgia ranks 19th at 39 points per game.

12. Rushing offense: Auburn ranks 66th in the nation rushing at 159.4 yards per game on the ground. Georgia ranks 47th at 178.6 yards per game.  Kenny McIntosh, Kendall Milton and Daijun Edwards lead the way for the Bulldogs in this department.

11. Passing offense: Auburn ranks 82nd in the nation at 229.6 passing yards per game, lead by freshman quarterback Robby Ashford. Georgia checks in at No. 8 in the nation with 342.8 yards per game.

10. Total offense: In total yards, Auburn offense ranks at 80th nationally, at 389 yards per game. The Dawgs offense ranks No. 5 in total offense, putting up 521.4 yards per game.

9. First downs: Auburn ranks 91st at 19.6 first downs per game. Georgia’s 27.6 first downs per game ranks 3rd in the nation.

8. Penalties: Auburn currently averages 6.2 penalties per game, resulting in 54.4 yards given up. That’s 58th nationally. UGA ranks 16th nationally in penalties. At 4.2 per game, Georgia gives up an average of 40 yards off of penalties.

7. Turnover margin: Auburn ranks 129th in turnover margin currently, with a -9 margin. The Dawgs rank 39th in this category with a +2 margin.

6. Sacks allowed: Auburn ranks 95th in sacks allowed with 13 sacks allowed this season. Georgia ranks 12th, with 4 total sacks allowed.

5. Scoring defense: Auburn ranks 44th in the nation in scoring defense, giving up 21.6 points per game. Then there’s Georgia, who is surrendering just 10.8 points a game.  That puts the Dawgs at 4th in the country.

4. Rushing defense: Auburn ranks 65th in rush defense, giving up 138.2 yards per game on the ground. Georgia ranks 12th in the nation in rush defense, allowing only 89.2 yards on the ground.

3. Passing defense: Auburn, at 193.6 yards allowed per game through the air, ranks 35th. Georgia is giving up 175.2 yards per game in the air, which ranks 18th overall.

2. Total defense: At 35th in the nation, the Auburn defense is allowing 331.8 total yards per game. Georgia, at 11th overall, is allowing 264.4 yards per game.

1. Sacks: Auburn’s pass rush is ranking 51st nationally, with 11 total sacks this year. Georgia’s pass rush ranks 113th with 6 sacks this year.


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