Grading Georgia against Auburn

 

Rushing offense: B+

 

WHAT WENT RIGHT: Isaiah Crowell ran for 131 yards and Carlton Thomas added 127.

WHAT WENT WRONG: Crowell lost two fumbles.

BOTTOM LINE: Thomas and Crowell bounced back from last week’s suspension to play their best combined game.

 

Passing offense: A

 

WHAT WENT RIGHT: Aaron Murray completed 14 of 18 for 224 yards and four touchdowns.

WHAT WENT WRONG: Auburn sacked Murray three times.

 

BOTTOM LINE: Murray not only threw accurately, he was far from predictable with completions to seven different Bulldogs.

 

 

Rushing defense: A+

 

WHAT WENT RIGHT: Georgia held the SEC’s No. 2 rushing offense to 51 yards.

WHAT WENT WRONG: Can’t really think of anything.

BOTTOM LINE: This might be the most impressive of a long string of dominating performances by Todd Grantham’s defense.

 

Passing defense: A

 

WHAT WENT RIGHT: Georgia held the Tigers to 144 yards, made five sacks and Bacarri Rambo returned an interception for a touchdown.

WHAT WENT WRONG: Auburn caught Georgia by surprise with a reverse pass for a touchdown in the first quarter.

BOTTOM LINE: Georgia not only stopped Auburn most of the game, it made momentum-changing plays.

 

 

Special Teams: B+

WHAT WENT RIGHT: Georgia hit all its kicks and didn’t give up a big return.

WHAT WENT WRONG: Drew Butler’s only punt went just 17 yards.

BOTTOM LINE: Georgia has now played two straight games without a major breakdown.

 

Coaching: A

 

WHAT WENT RIGHT: Georgia outplayed Auburn in every phase of the game, throughout the game.

WHAT WENT WRONG: Georgia had two turnovers and gave up three sacks.

BOTTOM LINE: This was Georgia ’s most complete game of the season against a quality opponent.

 

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