Both teams are making their sixth appearance in the SEC Championship Game; Auburn is 3-2 in the SEC Championship Game, while Georgia is 2-3 ... There seems to be a myth around college football that it's hard to beat the same team twice in the same year, but the regular season victor is 5-1 in SEC championship rematches.
"The experience of how you got to this point, it helps you, I think, from the standpoint of you know a lot about how your team is going to react in certain situations", Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said on Tuesday. Georgia, meanwhile, sits at No. 6 in those same rankings after falling from the top position, compliments of Auburn. It should be noted that the other reason is that the Tigers beat Georgia 40-17 only three weeks ago.
On the ground, Kerryon Johnson rushed for 167 yards in 32 carries while Eli Stove added 55 yards in four carries. Quarterback Jake Fromm was sacked four times.
I do not buy into the "Auburn can not continue to be so hyped up for all of these games" that seems to be coming out of Athens, Georgia. Kam Martin and Devan Barrett have been hungry for a situation like this all year. "But I'm flipped back to Auburn, getting them the second time around".
The 2017 SEC Championship Game kicks off at 4:10 p.m. ET on Saturday with the Auburn Tigers facing the Georgia Bulldogs in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. If the Bulldogs want any chance to win this game, they must establish a running game early and keep Auburn's offense off the field.
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Auburn: RB Kerryon Johnson. Maybe Georgia will, too - in the two games since that loss at Jordan-Hare Stadium, the Bulldogs have bludgeoned Kentucky and Georgia Tech. The Bulldogs will need more from Chubb in the rematch.
For just the seventh time in the 26-year history of the SEC championship game, the teams also met during the regular season. For the Chick-Fil-A kickoff game last summer, officials say thousands of fans were ripped off because they bought counterfeit tickets. The team that scored first lost the first five games and won three in a row before falling four of the past six seasons. He will play in some capacity, it's just the capacity that's in question.
Auburn's 12-point win over Alabama was the biggest margin of victory for Auburn in the Iron Bowl since 1969. Chip Lindsey said that Kam Martin can run the ball 25-30 teams if needed, so the Auburn coaches are clearly confident in their backup running backs.
"I've said over and over I think they're one of the hottest teams in college football", Smart said. This game's over/under comes in at a combined 48 points. Auburn will win and they will win big.
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