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Georgia 42, Auburn 10

(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

By RALPH D. RUSSO
AP College Football Writer

ATHENS, Ga. - Stetson Bennett scrambled 64 yards for a touchdown, Daijun Edwards scored three times on the ground and No. 2 Georgia ran over listless Auburn 42-10.

Bennett's career-long run on the first play of the fourth quarter was the biggest of the day for a Bulldogs offense that mostly plodded along for the first three.

The Bulldogs (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) got two short touchdown runs by Edwards and one from Kenny McIntosh to build a 21-3 in the third quarter.

Then Bennett found a huge swath of empty green grass and managed to beat a chasing pack of Tigers to the goal line to make it 28-3 on the first play of the fourth quarter.

Georgia ran its winning streak to six in the series, has not lost the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry at home since 2005 and leads overall 63-56.

Getting little help from its offense, Auburn's defense seemed to wear down and gave up 292 yards and six touchdowns rushing.

Robby Ashford was 13 for 38 for 168 yards while frequently scrambling to elude pressure for the Tigers (3-3, 1-2).

Coming off consecutive lackluster performances, the national champion Bulldogs were once again sluggish offensively in the first half.

Georgia opened up a 14-0 lead in the second quarter, turning two short-field possessions into touchdowns.

First, a failed Auburn fake punt in Georgia territory, set up the Bulldogs at the Tigers' 36. Kenny McIntosh finished that short drive with a 1-yard TD run.

Ladd McConkey's 38-yard, darting punt return put Georgia at the 31 and Edwards scored from a yard out to put the Bulldogs up two scores.

And that was pretty much all they needed against an Auburn team that has not scored more than 17 points in its last four games under beleaguered coach Bryan Harsin.

Auburn snapped a streak of two straight games without a second-half point, when it got a 29-yard field goal from Anders Carlson after a Georgia fumble deep in its own territory on the first possession of the third quarter.

Any chance the Tigers had to make it a game disappeared quickly. Georgia put together its best offensive drive, marching 81 yards and making it 21-3 on Edwards' 2-yard run.

In fact, the Tigers have been outscored 125-31 in the second half of their last nine games against Power 5 teams.

THE TAKEAWAY

Auburn: There is an if-not-when vibe with the Tigers regarding Harsin. It was clear coming off the university's attempt to push Harsin out in February that his future at Auburn was ify at best. Now, it would seem as if time is running out.

Georgia: The Bulldogs' offense once again lacked the big-play pop it displayed in its first three games, but the defense was just fine without star defensive tackle Jalen Carter (knee). Carter was injured last week against Missouri. Georgia still held Auburn to 93 yards rushing.


Scoring Summary
Second Quarter AuburnUGa
UGa TD 11:42 Kenny McIntosh 1 yard TD run (Jack Podlesny Extra Point) 0 7
UGa TD 8:45 Daijun Edwards 1 yard TD run (Jack Podlesny Extra Point) 0 14
Third Quarter AuburnUGa
Auburn FG 11:51 Anders Carlson 29 yard field goal 3 14
UGa TD 7:07 Daijun Edwards 2 yard TD run (Jack Podlesny Extra Point) 3 21
Fourth Quarter AuburnUGa
UGa TD 14:49 Stetson Bennett 64 yard TD run (Jack Podlesny Extra Point) 3 28
UGa TD 11:10 Daijun Edwards 7 yard TD run (Jack Podlesny Extra Point) 3 35
Auburn TD 9:51 Jarquez Hunter 62 yard TD pass from Robby Ashford (Anders Carlson Extra Point) 10 35
UGa TD 4:45 Branson Robinson 15 yard TD run (Jack Podlesny Extra Point) 10 42
Team Stats
  Auburn Georgia
First downs 10 21
  Rushing 4 10
  Passing 6 11
  Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Efficiency 5-17, 29% 6-14, 43%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 25-93 39-292
Passing Yards 165 208
Return Yards 18 69
Completions-Attempts-Int 13-38-0 22-32-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 1-9
Punts 9 5
Fumbles Lost 2-1 2-1
Penalties - Yards 10-60 4-44
Auburn Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
R. Ashford 13 38 165 1 0
Georgia Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Bennett 22 32 208 0 0
Auburn Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
R. Ashford 9 52 5.8 0
J. Hunter 5 20 4.0 0
T. Bigsby 10 19 1.9 0
J. Shenker 1 2 2.0 0
Georgia Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Robinson 12 98 8.2 1
D. Edwards 12 83 6.9 3
S. Bennett 3 64 21.3 1
K. McIntosh 8 37 4.6 1
K. Milton 2 13 6.5 0
Auburn Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Hunter 3 73 24.3 1
J. Shenker 5 32 6.4 0
J. Johnson 1 20 20.0 0
Z. Capers 1 16 16.0 0
K. Moore 1 14 14.0 0
T. Bigsby 2 10 5.0 0
Georgia Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
L. McConkey 5 47 9.4 0
B. Bowers 2 36 18.0 0
O. Delp 3 29 9.7 0
D. Blaylock 1 24 24.0 0
D. Washington 2 23 11.5 0
D. Bell 2 21 10.5 0
K. McIntosh 4 13 3.3 0
J. Meeks 1 9 9.0 0
M. Rosemy-Jacksaint 1 6 6.0 0
D. Edwards 1 0 0.0
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Auburn Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Georgia Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Auburn Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
O. Chapman 9 402 44.7
Georgia Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Thorson 5 207 41.4
Auburn Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Georgia Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
L. McConkey 5 53 10.6
Auburn Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Scott 1 18 18.0
Georgia Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Jackson 1 16 16.0
Auburn Missed FG
Player Length
Georgia Missed FG
Player Length
J. Podlesny 47




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