Auburn features a better defense than UGA in this Saturday’s game

Arkansas quarterback Ben Hicks tries to get away from Auburn defender Derrick Brown as he scrambles out of the pocket during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

CHUCK OLIVER
ATLANTA, GA – Auburns’ has the better defense in Saturday’s game. It’s not a question.
Not the same as, “It’s not close.” It is, at least I think it is.

Still waiting to figure out what Georgia’s team is this season, but I say with confidence that UGA’s defense has performed about as well as a team could against the opponents on this year’s schedule. Questions arise when you start considering the opponents.

Auburn? Neutral-site vs. Oregon, on the road at Florida, LSU and Texas A&M, plus I’ll give them credit for the home win v Ole Miss. Rebels have been scoring everyone since Plumlee took over. Auburn beat them 24-10.

One more? Maybe sprinkles on the sundae if not an actual cherry? Tulane is averaging 36 points per game, has the 4th-best offense in a conference with SMU, UCF and Memphis, who are 1, 2 and 3. Auburn held them to 6 points. 223 yards of offense.

That shows much more than, “Hey, look how far we stuck our cleat up Vandy’s backside.” Or Murray State. Or etc.

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