Saturday, November 12, 2011
Fast starts for Dawgs and Tigers
By Edward Aschoff
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia overcame early jitters and Auburn overcame an early deficit.
Things have been pretty fun so far "Between the Hedges" as we are tied at seven after Georgia and Auburn's opening drives.
Word of South Carolina's win against Florida must have crept into Georgia's huddle because the Bulldogs came out sloppy, with a false start and delay of game penalty, along with some happy feet and some over throws by Aaron Murray.
He and his line adjusted as he found some rhythm with a 44-yard strike to Malcolm Mitchell, who is back after suffering a hamstring injury. After an 8-yard touchdown pass to Tavarres King, this crowd exploded.
However, Auburn just marched down the field. And it did so throwing the ball. Most expected Michael Dyer to be Auburn's top option today, but the Tigers came out throwing. Clint Moseley threw the ball five times before a trick play that ended with C.J. Uzomah throwing to Philip Lutzenkirchen tied the game.
We knew Auburn would come in pumped and ready and the Tigers haven't disappointed. Let's see how the Dawgs respond now that they know what they're up against and what is no at stake.