AUBURN, Ala. — A banged up Auburn team had its 6-game win streak snapped with a loss to the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon.
The loss dropped head coach Gus Malzahn’s team several spots in the national polls and eliminated the Tigers chances of contending for an SEC West title and spot in the College Football Playoff.
Though Auburn climbed to No. 2 after a win over the Commodores last Saturday, the Tigers fell one spot to No. 3 in this week’s SEC Country Power Poll.
The poll consists of 26 voters from SEC Country and around the nation.
Auburn (7-3, 5-2 SEC) struggled to stop Georgia’s freshman quarterback Jacob Eason, but was eventually downed after a disastrous second half offensively.
With top rusher Kamryn Pettway sidelined with a leg injury, the Tigers failed to convert a single first down after halftime.
Running back Kerryon Johnson started the year in the Tigers backfield, but missed time after suffering an ankle injury against Mississippi State in Week 6. The sophomore amassed 99 yards against the Bulldogs.
Quarterback Sean White, who missed the first half against Vanderbilt last weekend due to a shoulder injury, was unsuccessful through the air (27 yards). It was Auburn’s sixth-consecutive loss between the hedges in Athens.
Auburn went up 7-0 in Sanford Stadium after former Bulldog Tray Matthews intercepted Eason in the red zone. Johnson battled his way back down the field and scored Auburn’s sole touchdown just as the first quarter was coming to a close.
Auburn ‘s next game is on senior day against Alabama A&M. The Bulldogs (4-6, 4-5 SWAC) have won three of their last four conference games.
Auburn defeated the Bulldogs 51-7 in 2012 — the only meeting between the programs.
The Tigers final game of the regular season will be the Iron Bowl in Tuscaloosa on Nov. 26.
Check back next week to see the Week 12 installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 11 Power Poll rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||338||26||1||1||1|
|2||LSU (8 - 4)||302||0||4||2||6|
|3||Auburn (8 - 5)||271||0||2||2||7|
|4||Florida (9 - 4)||242||0||6||2||8|
|5||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||220||0||3||2||9|
|6||Tennessee (9 - 4)||208||0||7||4||10|
|7||Arkansas (7 - 6)||181||0||5||4||11|
|8||Georgia (8 - 5)||168||0||9||4||10|
|9||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||165||0||8||5||11|
|10||Kentucky (7 - 6)||111||0||11||7||11|
|11||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||68||0||10||9||14|
|12||South Carolina (6 - 7)||60||0||12||10||14|
|13||Missouri (4 - 8)||23||0||14||11||14|
|14||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||9||0||13||13||14|
This week's voters:
Adam Sparks (The Tennessean)
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
Ben Wait (Columbus Commercial Dispatch)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Michael Bonner (Clarion-Ledger)
Mike Griffith (SEC Country)
Mike Wilson (SEC Country)
Otis Kirk (Hawgs 247)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Pat Dooley (Gainesville Sun)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Suzanne Halliburton (Austin American-Statesman)
Travis Reier (BamaOnline)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)