AU-UGA News, Notes & Quotes, Part 2

Comments from Jay Prosch plus news and notes from Auburn's loss to Georgia are featured.

Auburn, Ala.--After two seasons in the Big 10 where he was an All-American at fullback for Illinois before transferring to Auburn this year, Jay Prosch is finding out about how difficult it is to compete in the Southeastern Conference.

Prosch, considered a road-grader as a blocker, and his offensive teammates were shut out 38-0 by SEC East Division champion Georgia Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. It was the first time Auburn has been shut out at home since the 2003 season.

"They just locked us down," he said. "We got momentum a few times. We just weren't able to continue it. A few things here and there, and we just lost our momentum. We weren't able to finish drives."

Like many games this season, Auburn got off to a slow start and was forced to attempt to battle from behind. "We just didn't come out and play like we should have," he points out.

"Georgia is a really good football team so we really needed to be on top of everything. We just didn't come out and get it done."

With two games remaining, Prosch knows it's going to take more for the season to end on some kind of positive note. "We just have to finish the game," he said. "That's it. It's been like that the whole season, we have to keep it going and finish."

In other news and notes:

*The Tigers are 0-7 in SEC games one left. The last time the Tigers failed to win an SEC game was 1980, the season in which Doug Barfield was fired as head coach when the Tigers were 0-6 in the league.

*With Auburn's 38-0 loss to Georgia, Saturday's game was the first time since 2003 that the Tigers have been shut out at home. Southern Cal won that season-opener 23-0 behind future Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart, who started his first game at quarterback for the Trojans.

*Senior wide receiver Emory Blake caught six passes for 104 yards against Georgia to move into fifth place on Auburn's all-time reception list with 122, passing Frank Sanders who had 121 catches from 1991-94. Blake is eighth in career receiving yards for the Tigers with 1,930. Blake now has eight career games with 100 or more yards receiving.

*Georgia's defense blanked Auburn for the seventh shutout in the Marc Richt Era, including the third in SEC games. The last one came vs. Vandy in 2010 (43-0) and the first one on the road since 2006 when the Bulldogs blanked South Carolina 18-0. Georgia's defense has played the last six quarters without allowing any points.

*Auburn captains were Blake, Onterio McCalebb, T'Sharvan Bell and Daren Bates. Georgia won the toss and deferred to the second half with Auburn receiving. The official incorrectly said Arkansas would receive.

*With eight wins in the past 11 meetings with Auburn, Georgia has tied the Deep South's oldest rivalry at 54-54-8. The victory over Auburn gives the Bulldogs the SEC East title and a berth in the SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome the first Saturday in December.

*Auburn is 97-140-6 all-time against ranked opponents after Saturday's loss to the Bulldogs who came into the game ranked No. 5.

*Recognized prior to the game were 20 Auburn athletes/coaches who participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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