AUBURN 7, Georgia 0
- In Georgia’s previous four meetings against Auburn in Athens, it averaged approximately 39 points per game. At halftime, the Bulldogs have scored zero.
- Georgia entered as a 10½-point underdog to the Tigers, marking the eighth time since 1960 the Bulldogs have been a double-digit underdog in a game played at Sanford Stadium. The previous seven instances—1962 vs. Georgia Tech, 1963 vs. Alabama, 1972 vs. Alabama, 1990 vs. Georgia Tech, 1995 vs. Florida, 1995 vs. Auburn, and 1996 vs. Tennessee—all resulted in losses for the Bulldogs.
- After Georgia did not complete a single pass for 50+ yards in 2014 and 2015, Riley Ridley’s 57-yard reception in the first half marked the fourth completion of 50 or more yards for the Bulldogs this season.
- Attempting his first pass of the season, receiver Terry Godwin was intercepted in the Auburn end zone during the first half. The last time a Georgia player attempted one pass all season, and it resulted in an interception, was running back Kenny Bailey in 2001.
- After not getting sacked last week at Kentucky, and only four times the previous four games, quarterback Jacob Eason was sacked twice in the first half.
DEFENSE /SPECIAL TEAMS
- Auburn, who entered averaging more than 20 points scored in the first half of games this season, was held to seven points in the first half.
- Filling in for Kamryn Pettway as the Tigers’ primary back, Kerryon Johnson rushed for 74 yards and the half’s lone touchdown, on 15 carries in the first half. He also completed a pass for 6 yards—his first pass attempt of his collegiate career.
- Speaking of Auburn’s passing game, it was limited to 25 yards in the first half on 5 of 8 passes after entering averaging nearly 200 yards per contest entering this game.