About The Rivalry
Georgia and Auburn are all set for their 111th meeting when the
Bulldogs and Tigers face off in Athens Saturday. The series is
actually tied with Oregon-Oregon State as the seventh-most played
series in the nation, but Auburn has a slight advantage in the all-
time series, leading 53-49-8. Surprisingly, the road team has fared
better in this matchup with the Tigers owning an 18-9 record in
Athens while the Bulldogs hold a 13-9-2 edge in Auburn.
The Deep South's Oldest Rivalry
Both teams come into this one jockeying for BCS positioning while Georgia still has its eyes set on a possible SEC East title. All the Bulldogs need to do to take home the division is win out and have Tennessee drop one game. Georgia snapped a two-game losing streak to Auburn in last year's meeting, but the Tigers have actually won six of its last seven at Sanford Stadium.
Knowshon Moreno is one of the top freshmen in the country, and has been especially impressive putting up three straight 100-yard performances and winning consecutive SEC Freshman of the Week awards. Will Tray Blackmon, Quentin Groves and the rest of the Auburn defense find a way to prevent Moreno from shredding yet another SEC defense? Groves will also have his sights sent on Matthew Stafford considering the DE/LB has three sacks, seven TFLs, 20 QB hurries and two forced fumbles.
Georgia claimed the SEC East title in 2002 after Michael Johnson's fourth and long TD catch from David Greene with 1:25 remaining gave the Bulldogs the 24-21 victory at Auburn. Play 70-X-Takeoff catapulted the Bulldogs into their first SEC Championship game where they would later beat Arkansas, win the SEC, head to the Sugar Bowl to take on Florida State and finish with a win.