Jeremy Johnson re-entered the game after three drives for Sean White.
White completed 1-of-5 passes for one yard. White fumbled after a hard hit by UGA linebacker Jordan Jenkins on his final drive. The Bulldogs converted the turnover into a field goal to take a 20-10 lead with 6:49 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Johnson returned on the following drive and drove Auburn inside the red zone, but wide receiver Ricardo Louis fumbled inside the UGA 5-yard line. The Bulldogs recovered with 3:22 remaining in the game.
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Johnson started at quarterback for Auburn against UGA on Saturday, but with the offense struggling coach Gus Malzahn made a change.
White came in for Johnson on second down of Auburn’s second drive of the third quarter. He handed the ball off to Peyton Barber for four yards and then threw an incomplete pass on third-and-3.
White appeared to run off the field gingerly after the incompletion, but he returned for the next drive. The result was another three-and-out.
White was warming up prior to the game, but the freshman is wearing a knee brace on his left knee because of an undisclosed injury. He has been limited in practice since he sustained the knee injury in a four-overtime loss to Arkansas on Oct. 24. White missed last week’s game against Texas A&M, as Johnson led the Tigers to a 26-10 win.
Johnson completed 8-of-13 passes for 27 yards and an interception against the Bulldogs before White entered the game. Johnson also had four rushing attempts for 28 yards.