We had the momentum.
A Georgia three-and-out and three minutes later, Nix dove into the end zone for a 2-yard score after a play fake. "We got the ball back one more time but couldn't do anything with it".
Ga, close to the stop of the third quarter, nonetheless holds a 14- direct. The Tigers' drives prior to that were a missed field goal (on the opening drive), seven punts, a fumble and a turnover on downs. Georgia has won 11 of the last 15 matchups vs. It all results in one burning question: Where has that offense been? They were motivated that much more to go down and put points on the board.
"Uh, no. We were just down 21-0", Nix said. The Tigers have tallied at least 491 yards of total offense in three of the past five games.
Auburn's defense is anything but a work in progress. The Tigers went for it, and an eight-yard rush from Nix moved the chains down the field. Marlon Davidson now has 6.5 sacks for the season and 16 for his career.
Winning on Saturday would also give Georgia the chance to banish the demons of 2017 when the Bulldogs arrived in Auburn as the No.1 team in the country against a team that had already lost twice, only to be thrashed 40-17 by the Tigers.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Joey Gatewood is no longer with the team after entering the transfer portal. Three plays later, Fromm hit running back Brian Herrien on a rollout for his second touchdown pass of the game, extending the lead to 14-0 with just 20 seconds until halftime. The offensive line continues to stand tall, literally and figuratively.
"When we get that first first-down, we are a better offense", Malzahn said about his team's first half.
In the two-minute offense, Auburn did execute.
Nix finished the day 30-of-50 passing for 245 yards and the touchdown. The Tigers couldn't score in the first or fourth quarter, but 20 points in between was enough to beat a bad MS team.
The offense finally found itself with 10 minutes left in its 10th game.
Georgia running back Brian Herrien (35) runs out of bounds and into a photographer during the first half against Auburn. Auburn has played Florida and LSU tough in defeat, this matchup here is going to be just as hard. The College Football Playoff selection committee is going to be left with a lot of questions to answer as they prepare to release their next list ahead of Week 13 play before Thanksgiving.
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Joshua Mixon is a reporter for the Ledger-Enquirer.
New to sports betting? He previously covered Georgia athletics for the Telegraph.