Georgia football vs. Auburn final score and commentary from Jordan-Hare

by 24USATVOct. 10, 2021, midnight 20
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The No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs defeated the No. 19 Auburn Tigers 34-10 on October 9 at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama.

Next week the Bulldogs will host the Kentucky Wildcats.

Below are updates and commentary from the game.

Zamir White went up the middle for a 10-yard touchdown to make it 34-10 with 7:11 to go.

Jack Podlesny's 21-yard field goal pushes the Georgia lead to 27-10 with 14:52 to go in the game.

6:08 p.m.: Georgia gives up another TD

Georgia's defense just allowed its second touchdown of the season. Tank Bigsby scored on a 6-yard run after bouncing outside and scoring on the left side. It's 24-10 with 4:01 to go in the thio

Stetson Bennett threw an on-target deep ball to Ladd McConkey for a 60-yard touchdown on the first play of a drive. The Bulldogs lead 24-3 with 6:01 to go in the third quarter.

Georgia got its ground game going but stalled in Auburn territory and came away empty-handed. Jack Podlesny's 43-yard field goal try went off the right upright no good.

Latavious Brini broke up a fourth-and-goal from the 3 pass for Auburn at the back of the end zone for Ze'Vian Capers. Georgia goes to the half up 17-3.

Georgia left tackle Jamaree Salyer is on the sideline after leaving the game with an apparent right leg injury. He walked off slowly under his own power. Redshirt freshman Broderick Jones replaced him. UPDATE: It's a right ankle injury, per Georgia sideline reporter D.J. Shockley.

Stetson Bennett hit Darnell Washington for 25 yards, Ladd McConkey for 45 and then threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to AD Mitchell. Georgia leads 17-3 with 9:10 to go in the first quarter.

Zamir White went over the top on a 1-yard touchdown run to put Georgia up 10-3. That came a play after Smoke Monday was ejected for targeting after a 10-yard Stetson Bennett run on a helmet to helmet hit. Georgia leads 10-3 with 14:39 to go in first half.

Nakobe Dean picked off a tipped pass to set Georgia up with great field position. The Bulldogs had to settle for a 23-yard field goal after a third down pass from Stetson Bennett to the corner of the end zone was incomplete. It's 3-3 with 2:55 left in the first.

Auburn got a 24-yard Anders Carlson field goal to go up 3-0 with 8:19 to go in the first half. That's better than a touchdown, but the Tigers had the Bulldogs on their heels on a 17 play, 68-yard opening drive. A Bo Nix fumbled at the Georgia 8--forced by Travon Walker--was ruled a pass so the Tigers kept the ball.

Georgia golf's Bubba Watson--a two-time Masters winner--is here along with Cam Newton.

No sign of Ameer Speed, who started at cornerback earlier in the season. That could mean more snaps for freshman Kamari Lassiter who is wearing No. 13 instead of No. 3 today.

Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint is going through pregame warmups on the field. He is coming off a shin injury. Thought I saw Arian Smith and Dom Blaylock earlier but it must have been defensive numbers. Looks like they aren't here. We are far away in the press box.

Like last week, Stetson Bennett is taking first-team reps from center Sedrick Van-Pran Granger. It's Carson Beck as the No. 2 QB and JT Daniels as No. 3.

If you are in the stadium today, just got a media alert on an important update: Spirit will fly from the ramp above Section 46 in the NW corner at the 19:00 mark on the pregame clock. Spirt is the bald eagle mascot. Spirit is retiring after the season. Independence, or “Indy,” will be next.

Wide receiver George Pickens made the 70-man travel roster with the team. That doesn’t mean he will play today. He's sitting in shorts on the bench with a towel on his head. Pickens is rehabbing from an ACL tear in March.

Smart said on his radio show Thursday night that due to injuries, determining which players make the cut isn’t as hard as in past years. Having him on the sideline certainly keeps him engaged with the team as he returns to his home state.

JT Daniels is on the field throwing 10 and 15-yard passes to a staffer. The other scholarship quarterbacks were on the field warming up earlier. Daniels started the week by just doing handoffs on Monday and soft tossing on Tuesday due to his lat injury.

An Auburn fan is waving a sign not far from where the Georgia players enter the field: GA Beware: Miracles Happen @ Jordan-Hare!!

Going up against nation’s top ranked defense isn't a fun week of preparations.

“You’re going to have to win some of those one-on-one matchups,” Harsin said. “They’re very good up front on both sides. The line of scrimmage is where it’s at. We have to do a better job this week of making sure that we’re prepared for what we want to do on the defensive line, what we want to do on the offensive line, and then we’ll find out on Saturday where we are.

The referee today is Ken Williamson. A familar name--Marc Curles--is the alternate.

Muschamp was trending. Made sure nothing untoward was going on with the Georgia assistant. Nope. Just South Carolina fans blaming Will Muschamp for getting pounded at Tennessee. I mean it's halfway through this season, but whatever.

AUBURN, Ala.—Greetings from Jordan-Hare Stadium where Auburn will look to put up a fight against a Georgia team that last gave up a point three weeks ago.

“Every team we play, we figure we’re going to get their best and they’re going to get our best day in and day out,” Georgia safety Christopher Smith said. “It’s extra motivation for them and extra motivation for us. …We both want to win this game very badly. It’s a rivalry that’s important to our fan base, us and our coaches.”

This is Auburn coach Bryan Harsin’s first experience in the rivalry that’s billed as the Deep South’s oldest.

“For what I need to know this week, I know the history, so I’ve heard that,” he said. “That’s the beauty of it, that’s the great thing of getting to a place like Auburn there’s a lot of history. I love it. That’s not my main focus right now as I watch Georgia and how they play, the history, I’m trying to look at the current events that are going on with this team. …The focus is on Georgia 2021. That’s enough right now.”

Georgia fans took over the only true road game it’s had so far this season in Vanderbilt where about 70 percent of the stands were filled with those in red and black.

“I doubt they're going to be able to take over the stadium,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. “I can assure you that.”

Tickets on StubHub this morning started at $109 each.

For all the talk of the hostile environment, Smart said all comes down to something simple.

“We’re going to play the 11 guys on the field with our 11 guys and try to focus on that,” Smart said, “and prepare best we can for that environment.”

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