Auburn Football 2010: With Georgia Looming, a Quick Look Ahead Is Revealing

Kevin McGradySenior Writer INovember 7, 2010

AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 25:  Michael Dyer #5 of the Auburn Tigers against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 25, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The cupcake party is over and Auburn must now finish the home stretch. Next week a resurgent Georgia team, that put up 450 yards of offense against their opponent this week while allowing only 151 yards, will visit the plains. The Tigers now sit squarely on Amen Corner.

What is likely the most powerful offense in team history will lead the way backed by a serviceable defense that has simply accomplished enough to win. This is an Auburn team that must be looked at as a complete package.


The top five passing offenses Auburn has played this year are currently ranked 2, 20, 25, 37 and 38 in the nation. Auburn has also played the number nine ranked FCS passing offense.

The top five rushing offenses Auburn has played are currently ranked 13, 14, 31, 51 and 67 in the nation.

The top five defenses the Tigers have played this season are currently ranked 6, 27, 34, 35 and 39.

Auburn is currently ranked fourth in rushing offense, 73 in passing offense and 52 in total defense.

Remaining Opponents Resume

Georgia is currently ranked 61 in rushing offense, 45 in passing offense and 15 in total defense.

Alabama is currently ranked 34 in rushing offense, 36 in passing offense and 17 in total defense.

Conference Comparison

Conference record of SEC teams played so far this season.


Opponent Wins

Opponent Losses










Conference performance average per game, by category, so far this season.





Rushing Offense

349 yards

141 yards

141 yards

Passing Offense

163.5 yards

247 yards

230 yards

Total Offense

512.5 yards

388 yards

371 yards

Scoring Offense

38 points

29 points

27 points





Rushing Defense

136 yards

106 yards

128 yards

Passing Defense

234 yards

230 yards

206 yards

Total Defense

370 yards

336 yards

334 yards

Scoring Defense

28 points

22 points

18 points





Win Margin Total Offense

142.5 yards

52 yards

37 yards

Win Margin Scoring

10 points

7 points

9 points

It is quite obvious that Auburn faces two formidable opponents in the next three weeks. It is also obvious that each is very similar in both offense and defense. Even the results of these two teams have been very similar.

When Auburn and Georgia meet this week it will be the 11th game for each in 11 weeks. The 2010 Georgia team has improved every week they have played this year. Their record is skewed by having played three ranked teams in the first four weeks of the season. Their fourth loss was the week after playing those three ranked teams in consecutive weeks.

This is not a 5-5 quality Georgia team that will travel to the plains this week. They could well be the most formidable opponent left on the schedule. Their worst loss this year was by 12 points.

While Auburn is 10-0, they must continue to improve to assure success down the stretch. Fans can take for granted that Georgia is improving every week.



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