Dawgs upset Auburn: Three Keys Revisited

AUBURN - Josh Kendall reviews his three keys to Georgia's game with Auburn.

Pick up Tiger blitzes

Auburn came in averaging 2.5 sacks per game, but the Bulldogs didn't give up any. The Tigers didn't bring but as much pressure as they normally do, choosing to play zone and try to confuse Stafford more often. Still, it was just the fourth time this year Georgia hasn't given up any sacks.

Stop the run

The Bulldogs gave up 136 rushing yards to the SEC's third-best rushing offense, but that number is deceiving considering wide receiver Courtney Taylor had 51 yards on two end around runs. Vaunted back Kenny Irons, still gimpy from an ankle injury, had just 49 yards.

Break even in special teams

Even Auburn's Kody Bliss had an off day. The Tiger punter averaged just 38 yards per kick and had several very ugly balls that benefited from long rolls. Georgia punter turned place-kicker Gordon Ely-Kelso made every important kick and booted the ball 55 yards on his one punt.


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