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Georgia vs. Auburn: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More

Nov 9, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Auburn Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall (14) runs for a touchdown against the Tennessee Volunteers during the second quarter at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
Chris RolingFeatured ColumnistNovember 14, 2013

The No. 25 Georgia Bulldogs and No. 7 Auburn Tigers are two SEC powerhouses that have taken drastically different paths this season.

When the two teams meet in the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry, it will look anything like what fans are accustomed to seeing. Georgia has won six of seven and the last two by a combined score of 83-7.

Yet, it is the Bulldogs who enter the matchup in a slump at 6-3 while the 9-1 Tigers are on a six-win streak and have not lost since mid-September.

Following is everything that fans need to know about one of this upcoming weekend's best matchups.

 

When: Saturday, Nov. 16 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Where: Jordan–Hare Stadium, Auburn, Ala.

Television: CBS

Live Stream: ESPN3

Betting Lines (via Vegas Insider)

  • Over/Under: 62.5
  • Spread: Auburn (-3.5)

 

Bulldogs Injury Report (via USA Today)

Bulldogs Injury Report
PlayerPos.DateDetailsStatusInjury
Paris BostickS08/08/2013will miss the entire seasonOuttoe surgery
Chris ConleyWR11/10/2013is questionable for Saturday's game against AuburnQuestionableankle
Austin LongT08/17/2013will miss the entire seasonOutacademics
Arthur LynchTE11/10/2013is questionable for Saturday's game against AuburnQuestionableribs
Keith MarshallRB10/07/2013will miss the remainder of the seasonOutknee
Malcolm MitchellWR09/01/2013will miss the entire seasonOutknee
Justin Scott-WesleyS10/07/2013will miss the remainder of the seasonOutknee
Tramel TerryWR08/31/2013will miss the entire seasonOutknee
Reggie WilkersonCB08/08/2013will miss the entire seasonOutknee
USA Today

 

Tigers Injury Report (via USA Today)

Tigers Injury Report
PlayerPos.DateDetailsStatusInjury
Jaylon DensonWR09/22/2013will miss the remainder of the seasonOutknee
Justin GarrettLB11/10/2013is questionable for Saturday's game against GeorgiaQuestionableundisclosed
Joshua HolseyLB10/24/2013will miss the remainder of the seasonOutknee
Demetruce McNealS08/17/2013was dismissed from the teamOutlegal/disciplinary
Jeffrey WhitakerDT08/31/2013will miss the entire seasonOutknee
USA Today

 

Can the Bulldogs Slow the Tigers?

The Tigers steamroll the opposition on the ground with what appears to be relative ease.

In its last two games, Auburn has attempted only 15 passes while racking up 677 rushing yards to win both by a combined score of 90-40.

The Tigers have the No. 3-ranked rushing attack, which is averaging 320 yards per game. Running back Tre Mason is the star of the show with his 1,038 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns while averaging 5.7 yards per carry. Quarterback Nick Marshall has another 734 yards rushing and seven rushing touchdowns as well.

It will be a classic strength-versus-strength matchup on Saturday. In their three losses, the Bulldogs have held their opposition to less than 200 total rushing yards.

Whichever team can impose its will in this regard will surely emerge victorious.

 

Prediction

Nov 2, 2013; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Auburn Tigers running back Tre Mason (21) scores a touchdown against the Arkansas Razorbacks during the first quarter at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

With how the season has played out to this point, Georgia will simply look to play the spoiler against an Auburn team that not only has its eyes set on a date with No. 1 Alabama to close out the season, but an SEC championship as well.

While Georgia has been stout against the run, it has yet to encounter anything quite like the Auburn attack.

Mason and Marshall will have success in setting up short third-down scenarios, where Marshall can take advantage of Georgia's secondary through the air if necessary.

Injuries have derailed the season for the Bulldogs, and while they are getting a bit healthier, star running back Todd Gurley still has an ankle issue, per Joel Erickson of AL.com. If Gurley is hobbled, the Bulldogs offense will have little success in moving the ball in a one-dimensional manner.

Expect the Tigers to run away with this one.

Final score: Auburn 38, Georgia 28

 

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