Dawgs Look to Extend Rivalry Winning Streak Against Auburn
Georgia has won the last four games against rival Auburn, and they’re favored to make it five straight this weekend.
The second ranked Dawgs take the nation’s best defense to the Plains, and that comes in handy when you’re trying to win on the Tigers turf.
Georgia will face their biggest road environment in two years when they visit Auburn.
Said head coach Kirby Smart:”Playing at Auburn is probably one of the toughest places to play in the SEC. Their crowd and fan base does a tremendous job with those elements.”
Said linebacker Channing Tindall:”It definitely gets rowdy in there in that stadium. Look around. You can feel the ground shake a litlte bit there down there.”
Hard to simulate the noise at Jordan Hare Stadium in practice, but the Dawgs will give it a shot.
Said defensive back Amere Speed:”It’s louder in practice than I’m sure than it will probably be in any stadium. We situationalize everything.”
Said Smart:”It’s fun for the kids. Sometimes they don’t want to hear me and Monken and us yelling at them. They enjoy the crowd noise because it silences us.”
Also hard to simulate Bo Nix. How do you explain this touchdown last Saturday against LSU?
Smart:”There’s plays that are eight seconds long. Our guys on average play three or four seconds. That’s a long time, and he can extend plays.”
Said Tindall:”And try out best to keep him in the pocket. Follow our jobs. Not try to be Superman. I feel like we can get the job done.”
Not sure if Superman could score on the Dawgs ‘D’.
They’ve allowed only two touchdowns in five games.
But they’re not getting the turnovers their head coach expects.
Reporter:”You were able to shut-out Arkansas last week without even creating a turnover.”
Said Smart:”If I could figure out that solution, I can bottle it, and we’ll both make a lot of money. Not going to give you coach speech. I don’t know how to do it. But I can promise you this, we’re trying like hell every day.”
Georgia and Auburn kick at 3:30 Saturday on News 12 Now