Georgia Beats Auburn in S.E.C. Championship Game

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Swift, another impressive Georgia freshman, finished off the Bulldogs’ victory by breaking loose for a 64-yard touchdown run with 10 minutes 34 seconds remaining. The Georgia line opened up a huge hole through the left side, receiver Javon Wims made a key block on the perimeter and Swift dashed to the end zone without being touched.

Auburn started out the game as if it was headed for another big win.

The Tigers moved 75 yards in 10 plays, capped by Jarrett Stidham’s 6-yard scoring pass to Nate Craig-Myers. Early in the second quarter, Auburn pushed into position to extend its lead, facing second-and-6 at the Georgia 14.

That was when the game suddenly turned.

Stidham dropped back to throw, couldn’t find anyone open and didn’t sense linebacker Davin Bellamy coming up behind him. Bellamy stripped the ball away and Roquan Smith fell on it for the Bulldogs at the 16.

Georgia drove the other way for the tying score and tacked on the first of two field goals by Rodrigo Blankenship for a 10-7 lead at the half.

Auburn wasted another scoring opportunity in the third quarter when Daniel Carlson’s 31-yard field-goal attempt was blocked by DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle. Then, trailing by 13-7, another turnover on the first play of the fourth quarter finished off the Tigers.

Kerryon Johnson, who played despite an ailing shoulder, was stripped of the ball and Smith scooped it up again at the Auburn 39. Fromm quickly guided Georgia to another touchdown, and the celebration was on for the Bulldogs and their fans.

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