It was a rough game for Onterio McCalebb and the rest of the Tigers.
The Auburn Tigers went into Saturday's game against the Georgia Bulldogs seeking to pull off a major upset. Georgia never allowed the home team to hang around and raced to a 28-0 lead.
Nothing seemed to go right for the Tigers as the offense couldn't find a way to put points on the board. Auburn dropped to 2-8 on the season and 0-7 in the SEC.
The Tigers finish its four game homestand at Jordan-Hare Stadium with a clash against Alabama A&M next week.
Here are the winners and losers for Auburn's matchup with the Bulldogs.
Note: Stats courtesy of sports-reference.com
Wallace impressed against the fifth-ranked team in the nation in his second career start.
After helping Auburn dismantle New Mexico State in his first career collegiate start, the freshman QB had a tall task against Georgia.
Bacarri Rambo, Jarvis Jones and Alec Ogletree didn't make it easy on Wallace, but he persevered through the constant pressure.
He finished the game with a 15/22 mark and 181 yards—a valiant effort. The 15 completions resulted in a single-game high for the Tigers the season.
Wallace had some trouble progressing through the reads as he often scrambled after checking only two options, but he also did not have unlimited time to throw.
Overall, Wallace played a solid game and can use this valuable experience to finish the 2012 season strong.
Georgia's Todd Gurley ran all over the Tigers defense.
Not to say it was unexpected, but Georgia had no trouble running the ball. Freshmen Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall torched the Tigers for 221 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns.
Gurley ripped a 49-yard gainer on the Bulldogs' first drive and Marshall scored a 62-yarder late in the fourth quarter.
Ken Malcome added 25 yards for Georgia while the team total was just short of 300 yards (289) on 42 carries. Auburn allowed 6.9 yards per carry and now ranks 104th in the nation in run defense.
Blake has quickly become the favorite target for the young Wallace.
Senior receiver Emory Blake hauled in a hard-earned six catches for 104 yards.
It was his eighth career 100-yard performance.
Although Blake's fumble in the third quarter stalled what was the one of few promising Auburn drives, Blake improved on his already-impressive career totals.
He set a personal-best for receiving yards in a season and is also eighth in career yards list at the school.
Blake now sits in fifth on the Auburn list for career receptions with 122 and looks to improve upon those stats in the final two games of the season.
Tavarres King led the Bulldogs with 73 yards receiving.
War Eagle's secondary had no answer for Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray.
He completed his first ten passes of the night—two of which went for Bulldogs' touchdowns.
Murray finished 18 for 24 with 208 yards and three scores.
The junior led the Bulldogs to seven touchdowns on each of the first four possessions and converted seven of 10 third down plays while in the game.
Auburn needed some players to step up in the defensive backfield to keep the game close, but it simply never happened.
Dee Ford was one of few Auburn players that had a decent defensive game.
The defensive end from Odenville, Ala. slowly put together a solid game on the Tigers' defensive line.
Dee Ford had six solo tackles on the night—a new career high for the junior. He also earned the one sack that Auburn had on Aaron Murray.
Ford can use this game as a springboard of momentum heading into his final collegiate season.
Chizik is facing a decision on his future two years removed from a national title.
Gene Chizik may be seeing his tenure at Auburn ending right before his eyes.
A big win against the fifth-ranked Bulldogs may not have saved his job, but it sure would have been nice ammunition in his favor.
Bleacher Report's Rick Weiner says that keeping Chizik around only "delays the inevitable."
Chizik believes that he still has control of the Tigers and refused to comment on his future according to the AP's Charles Odum.
His future at the university is clearly in jeopardy, and the 2-8 record is a glaring misfortune against the fifth-year coach.