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If Georgia executes as it is capable, today's game will probably mark the final straw for Gene Chizik and his staff. There are numerous reports that suggest Auburn's president is already in the process of replacing Chizik.
I think it is going to be fun to witness Chizik's last stand.
Keys for Georgia: Take Auburn seriously. This is the Deep South’s oldest rivalry and many of the players in tomorrow’s game have played against each other from the pee-wee leagues to college. It’s doubtful that UGA will be caught napping, especially after falling behind 10-0 last week in what eventually turned to be a 37-10 rout of Ole Miss. The Tiger defense allows a touchdown once every 18 plays. It’s ranks 13th in the league against SEC rushing attacks, 10th against SEC passing attacks. Even a UGA team that’s lost WR Michael Bennett and WR Marlon Brown to season-ending knee injuries should be able to move the ball and score on Auburn.
Keys for Auburn: Uh, win one for the Chizzer? At this stage, what else is there? Against SEC competition, Scot Loeffler’s offense is #14 in rushing offense and #12 in passing offense. New quarterback Jonathan Wallace was praised after his first start which resulted in the following stat line against New Mexico State: nine-of-16, 164 passing yards, one touchdown, one interception. And NMSU is one of the worst teams in the FBS. If the Tigers beat Georgia, the Dawgs will have either turned the ball over four-plus times or Auburn’s players will have made one last Herculean stand to save their embattled coach.
Pick: Georgia 38, Auburn 10
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— BamaHammer (@Bama_Hammer) November 8, 2012
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