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Georgia-Auburn: Bulldogs Play at Opponent’s Level to Edge Out Auburn

NC NighthawkAnalyst INovember 16, 2008

A.J. Green's dependable hands caught a touchdown pass that put Georgia ahead for good late in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 17-13 win at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The touchdown was Green's seventh this season. He finished with five receptions for 81 yards and one touchdown Saturday.

After failing to reach the end zone on two possessions in the first quarter, despite piling up 158 yards, the Bulldogs found themselves down by three points in the final quarter, but they bounced back when they needed to most.

On Georgia's final scoring drive Green climaxed a six-play, 60-yard drive with a 17-yard score with 8:41 remaining in the game.  Georgia took advantage of two quick Auburn penalties on the final scoring drive before Mohamed Massaquoi made a nine yard reception.

From there, Knowshon Moreno took over on three consecutive plays to get the Bulldogs closer to the end zone. It was his seven yard reception on a 3rd-and-4 that kept Georgia's drive alive.

It was the second straight week that Georgia trailed by three points in the fourth quarter. Last week, the Bulldogs were down 31-28 and 38-35 in the final quarter against Kentucky. Green also lifted the Bulldogs in that game with an 11-yard touchdown catch for a 42-38 win over the Wildcats.

Saturday was the Bulldogs' 16th victory when tied or trailing in the fourth quarter under Georgia coach Mark Richt.

Stafford noted that the windy conditions played a factor in his passes Saturday. However, even with the wind, Stafford didn't have too much trouble. He was 15-of-24 for 215 yards and two touchdowns.

Next, the Georgia Bulldogs will enjoy a bye week before hosting their annual gridiron matchup against the improved Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Nov. 29.

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