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AUBURN, Ala. — At the beginning of the year, Auburn vs. Georgia looked like a matchup in which the Bulldogs would be favored without any question. Auburn hasn’t won in Athens in over a decade, and the Tigers have struggled in recent years with their oldest rival.
GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 8 Auburn at Georgia: The Tigers still control their own destiny in the SEC Western Division with three weeks left to go this season, but they didn’t look great in a 23-16 victory over Vanderbilt last week. Georgia is the latest Eastern Division team to see if it can shake up the league’s power structure, which has obviously tilted to the West this fall. The Bulldogs are coming off a last-second win at Kentucky.
But while Auburn (7-2, 5-1 SEC) bounced back from an early slump, Georgia (5-4, 3-4 SEC) hit a wall that featured a blowout loss to Ole Miss, a heartbreaking Hail Mary loss to Tennessee, a stunning defeat to Vanderbilt and a rivalry disappointment to Florida that wasn’t as close as the final score suggested.
The Bulldogs are experiencing some growing pains under first-year head coach Kirby Smart, while the Tigers have rallied behind their once under-fire leader, Gus Malzahn. Auburn appears to have the advantage heading into Sanford Stadium, but Georgia is still one of the most talented rosters in all of college football. Then there’s that whole history hump to clear for the Tigers in an intense rivalry game that brings plenty of fierce recruiting battles to the field.
Auburn is hoping to have its best running back healthy when the No. 8 Tigers visit Georgia on Saturday hoping to continue their run for a Southeastern Conference championship. The status of Kamryn Pettway, the SEC’s leading rusher, has been uncertain all week. The 240-pound Pettway hurt his left leg on a long run in last week’s 23-16 win over Vanderbilt. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said Pettway, the nation’s No. 4 rusher, will make the trip.
“He’s healing, so we’ll see,” Malzahn said. “We’re a run, play-action team so no matter who our running back is we need to be successful.” Auburn (7-2, 5-1 SEC, No. 9 CFP) controls its destiny in the Western Division and still has another conference game remaining against No. 1 Alabama. Georgia (5-4, 3-4) is trying to become bowl eligible following an encouraging 27-24 win at Kentucky last week.