Auburn and Georgia in the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry: Payback on Amen Corner

Alabama VoodooCorrespondent INovember 12, 2010

AUBURN - OCTOBER 16:  Defensive lineman Nick Fairley #90 of the Auburn Tigers jumps on the back of teammate and safety Zac Etheridge #4 after Etheridge's fumble return for a touchdown during the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Jordan-Hare Stadium on October 16, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama.  The Tigers beat the Razorbacks 65-43.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
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This upcoming Saturday, the Georgia Bulldogs led by WR A.J. Green and improving QB Aaron Murray meet up with Nick Fairley and the resilient Auburn defense in 114th Installment of The Deep South's Oldest Rivalry (DSO).  Auburn leads the all time series with a 53-52-8 record, but on a four year losing streak to the venerable Dawgs.

Kick off is slated for 3:30/2:30 Central live from Jordan Hare stadium in Auburn, AL. The Georgia Bulldogs bring a 5-5 record into the game with upset on the mind as they stand a victory away from becoming bowl eligible.

Speaking of eligible, Cam Newton amidst allegations of NCAA rules infractions is expected to play for the second best team in the nation.  A win will secure a spot in the SEC Championship Game.  

For those of you who don't know about the importance of the UGA/AU rivalry, listen up! 

I can say without reservation that it is one of the top five hardest hitting games in BSC football. The DSO Rivalry pits brother versus brother in the trenches.  Recruiting battles are won and lost during the second weekend of November and not to mention border war pride.

Auburn is preparing for this game as the current college football soap opera "As The World Turns" rips headlines across the scenes of Cam Newton's new TV network (ESPN).  What would seem like a huge burden and distraction to the 2010 Tigers is not because the Tigers have 26 seniors serving as glue!  

Simple and quick prediction:  Auburn wins going away 42-20 and takes two weeks to prepare for the Iron Bowl showdown with the University of Alabama.