Georgia football hosts Auburn on Saturday in Athens. Here is your first look at the Auburn Tigers.
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Auburn Season So Far
|09/10||San Jose St||W 24-16||Home|
|09/17||Penn State||L 12-41||Home|
|11/05||Miss State||1:00 pm||Away|
|11/12||Texas A&M||12:00 pm||Home|
|11/19||W Kentucky||12:00 pm||Home|
Key Stats (per game)
|Team Passing Eff.||123.0||155.8|
|Pass Yards Allowed||193.6||175.2|
|Team Pass Eff. Def.||115.38||107.61|
Auburn Injuries and Suspensions
[QB] T.J. Finley (Shoulder) – Questionable
[QB] Zach Calzada (Shoulder) – Out
[OL] Tate Johnson (Elbow) – Out
Challenges for Georgia
Auburn freshman quarterback Robby Ashford was forced into the spotlight for the Tigers after TJ Finley and Zach Cardoza both were sidelined for injuries. For a freshman, he’s done fairly well. In two games as a starter along with some playing time in every other game, Ashford has 46 completions in 85 attempts for 709 yards 3 touchdowns, and three interceptions. Yes, he’s not Tom Brady but he is a dual-threat quarterback that can hurt opponents. A former Hoover high school in Alabama star, he chose Auburn over offers from Florida, Georgia, Purdue, Florida State, and others. While he hasn’t piled up the numbers passing Ashford is ranked second nationally in yards per completion (15.4). As a runner, Ashford has 223 yards this season. He averages 4.46 yards per carry. Ashford’s youth limits his effectiveness but as he grows and gains experience he could have a breakout game that raises some eyebrows. Georgia’s goal should be to not let that happen in this game.
Saturday‘s game kicks off at 2:30 PM CT (3:30 PM ET). Watch this SEC football game on the CBS Network.