Losing to Georgia is one thing. But getting shut out by their longtime rival brought a little extra pain to a lost season for Gene Chizik and the Auburn Tigers.
Auburn managed only 238 yards, including 57 yards rushing, as it was overwhelmed in a 38-0 loss to the fifth-ranked Bulldogs on Saturday night.
Auburn (2-8, 0-7 Southeastern Conference) has only one more chance for a conference win, at Alabama on Nov. 24.
''It's what you see,'' Chizik said when asked about the season. ''It's been frustrating. Again, it's just been one of those years where it has kind of snowballed in momentum and we haven't been able to catch any.''
The Tigers play host to Alabama A&M next week in their final home game.
Georgia (9-1, 7-1 SEC) got the first shutout for either team in the series since its 28-0 win in 1976.
''It's very painful,'' Chizik said. ''It's painful for coaches and players and certainly the fans and alumni. It's very painful for everybody.''
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