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Bash the Bulldogs! (Auburn at Georgia Open Thread)

By on November 10th, 2018 in Football 3 Comments »

Auburn takes on the SEC East Champs tonight
(Photo by Acid Reign)

     War Eagle, everybody! This evening, the Auburn Tigers travel to Athens, Georgia to take on the Georgia Bulldogs in a cross-conference showdown. It’s time for the deep South’s oldest rivalry between the hedges in Georgia’s Sanford Stadium.

     This game will kick off at 7:00 PM Eastern Time, 6:00 Central, and it will be nationally televised on ESPN. I’ll be able to do a bit of afternoon commentary on this thread but will not be available for a play by play this week.

     It’s going to be cold for this game. With a breeze from the northwest, it will be around 45 degrees F at kickoff, falling to 40° or lower by game’s end. Skies will be clear, and a thin sliver of crescent moon will be visible, low in the eastern skies, for a little while after sunset.

     As always, feel free to join in and enjoy this thread. I will be at the keyboard this afternoon, commenting on play around the SEC and the nation. I’ll hope to pull my Tigers through this contest. War Eagle, and let’s beat those Bulldogs!

3 Comments

  1. neonbets says:

    I know I’m on an island here, but I just don’t get UGA being favored by 14.5 The talent level on both teams is quite similar. UGA has better RBs–and AU is susceptible to the run. Nonetheless, I’d still take Stidham over Fromm, and I think AU’s D-line is better. Past that, there’s not much difference.

    Of course, UGA is at home, but that should only count for 3 pts of the spread. I hate to say it, but this line is really an indictment of Malzahn. There’s no other reasonable explanation.

    Common opponents: UGA whooped the Vols, and AU stunk.
    But AU was better against LSU than UGA. In fact, AU should have won that game, while UGA didn’t even come close.

    Finally, both teams have good defenses, so it may very well be a low scoring game. Taking a 14.5 pt favorite in a low scoring affair is much different than taking one in a high scoring shootout.

    To be fair, UGA has beaten AU by an ave of 20 pts over the past 5 games when AU was on the road. And all the experts are have quite a consensus that UGA will prevail easily. I ain’t buying it though. What I am buying is the Under (53) and Auburn (+14.5).

  2. wpleagle wpleagle says:

    I wonder if anyone else was as pissed off as I was by the smarmy, snarky fake field goal attempt that Georgia attempted when up by 17 points with barely 4 minutes to play in a game it had dominated for three quarters. My respect for Kirby Smart dropped about 150% with that b******t!

  3. ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN says:

    So, Petrino is out at Louisville. Does Auburn want win badly enough to replace Chip Lindsey with the fine upstanding Bobby Petrino?

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