Georgia football faces Auburn on the road in SEC game
Follow live as Georgian football takes on Auburn
AUBURN, Alabama — Greetings from Jordan-Hare Stadium where Auburn will look to battle a Georgia team that last lost a point three weeks ago.
“Every team that we play, we believe that we are going to do the best they can and that they are going to get our best day in and day out,” said Georgia safety Christopher Smith. “It’s an additional motivation for them and an additional motivation for us. … We both want to win this game. It’s a rivalry that’s important to our fan base, us and our coaches. “
This is Auburn coach Bryan Harsin’s first experience in what is considered the Deep South’s oldest rivalry.
“For what I need to know this week, I know the story, so I heard that,” he said. “That’s the beauty of it, it’s the great thing to happen in a place like Auburn, there is a lot of history. I love it. It’s not my main focus right now as I watch Georgia and how they play, the history, I try to watch the current events that are going on with this team. … The focus is on Georgia 2021. That’s enough for now. “
Georgia fans picked up the only real road game he’s had so far this season at Vanderbilt, where around 70% of the stands were filled with reds and blacks.
“I doubt they can take over the stadium,” said Georgian coach Kirby Smart. “I can assure you that.”
Tickets on StubHub this morning started at $ 109 each.
Despite all the talk about the harsh environment, Smart said it all comes down to something simple.
“We’re going to go up against the 11 guys on the pitch with our 11 guys and try to focus on that,” said Smart, “and prepare the best we can for this environment.”
Facing the top-ranked defense in the country isn’t a fun week of preparation.
“You’re going to have to win some of these one-on-one clashes,” Harsin said. “They are very good up front on both sides. The line of scrimmage is where it is. We have to do a better job this week to make sure we’re ready for what we want to do on the defensive line, what we want to do on the offensive line, and then we’ll know where we are on Saturday. .
Georgia’s game captains: guard Warren Ericson, defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt and linebacker Quay Walker.
The referee today is Ken Williamson. A familiar name – Marc Curles – is the alternative.
Muschamp was trendy. Made sure nothing untoward was happening with Georgia’s assistant. Nope. Only South Carolina fans accuse Will Muschamp of getting pounded in Tennessee. I mean it’s halfway through this season, but whatever.
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