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The first top-10 match-up of 2020 will take place in Athens, Ga. on Saturday.
No. 4 Georgia will play host to seventh-ranked Auburn in “The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry”. The contest begins at 7:30 p.m. ET and will air on ESPN.
Before the teams kick things off, we take a short trip down memory lane. Here’s a look back at the last five meetings between the teams:
(4) Georgia 21, (12) Auburn 14 — Nov. 16, 2019
Georgia stopped Auburn on downs twice in the final three minutes to hold on for victory at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Quarterback Jake Fromm threw touchdowns in each of the first three quarters to give Georgia a 21-0 lead. Auburn’s Bo Nix threw for a touchdown and ran for another in the fourth to draw the Tigers to within seven, but they couldn’t find the end zone for the tying score. D’Andre Swift rushed for 106 yards in the win. Auburn’s Seth Williams led all receivers with 13 catches for 121 yards.
(24) Auburn 10, (5) Georgia 27 — Nov. 10, 2018
Georgia put up 516 yards of offense as it cruised past Auburn in the last meeting in Athens. D’Andre Swift rushed for 186 yards while Jake Fromm threw a pair of touchdowns. Swift’s 77-yard touchdown run put the exclamation point on the win. John Samuel Shenker scored the lone touchdown for Auburn.
(6) Georgia 28, (2) Auburn 7 — Dec. 2, 2017 (SEC Championship)
Georgia scored the game’s final 28 points and held Auburn to just 259 yards to avenge its only loss of the regular season and win the SEC for the first time since 2005. Fromm passed for two touchdowns while Swift rushed for a game-high 88 yards on just seven carries. Butkus Award winner Roquan Smith totaled 13 tackles, a sack and two fumble recoveries for Georgia. Nate Craig-Myers caught Auburn’s lone touchdown.
(1) Georgia 17, (10) Auburn 40 — Nov. 11, 2017
With 488 yards, Auburn more than doubled Georgia’s offensive output, knocking off a No. 1 team for the first time since 2013. Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham threw three touchdowns and rushed for another as the Tigers scored 30 straight points to seize control of the contest. Kerryon Johnson finished with 233 yards of offense and a touchdown for Auburn in the win.
(9) Auburn 7, Georgia 13 — Nov. 13, 2016
A pair of fourth-quarter field goals by Rodrigo Blankenship was the difference as Georgia stunned No. 9 Auburn. A 34-yard interception return for a touchdown by Maurice Smith accounted for Georgia’s only touchdown. Auburn managed just 164 yards in the loss. Kerryon Johnson rushed for 99 yards and the Tigers’ only touchdown.