So, we get a REMATCH in the SEC Championship Game. Also, let’s give a special thanks to Coach Malzahn’s Auburn Tigers, for giving us a break from the Alabama domination storyline.
What could be different in the Georgia-Auburn match-up, after having just played 3 weeks ago? That’s the question I keep getting, right now.
Not that I’m predicting a Georgia victory here, but there are 3 changes, since the Tigers 40-17 blowout victory at Jordan-Hare Stadium?
- This match-up will be played in MBS, which is a neutral site. And that’s way better than playing in the other team’s backyard! This benefits Georgia.
- Auburn’s D-Line dominated the first match-up. The Georgia O-Line got whipped. There were times 6 could not block 4. The ‘Dogs running game got shut down. Enter Ben Cleveland. Coach Pittman gave Cleveland a shot ahead of Solomon Kindley and this has provided a physical boost.
- Obviously, the Tigers Offense will not be the same without a healthy Kerryon Johnson. His stiff arm against Alabama resulted in a shoulder injury. How bad is it? We will know soon.
Take a closer look at Auburn’s big victory over the Bulldogs a few weeks ago. Try and look past the line of scrimmage domination by Auburn for a moment. Georgia was in this game until it fell apart quickly in the 3rd quarter. The Mecole Hardman punt return fumble created a momentum swing that resulted in separation. Maybe this time will be different. And we won’t have to wait long to find out. More on The Buck & KIncade Show all week!
– Buck Belue
Co-Host of “Buck and Kincade”