Auburn was the hottest team in the country coming into Saturdays SEC Championship game – after beating the #1 team in the country last Saturday with a win of the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Auburn Tigers came into Saturday’s game at Mercedes-Benz stadium as the clear favorites — but the Bulldogs had other plans. The Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Auburn Tigers Saturday afternoon to win their first SEC Championship since 2005.
Auburn scored first and went up early in the first quarter with quarterback Jarrett Stidham hooking up with Nate Craig-Meyers for a touchdown — that would end up being the only points the Tigers would put on the board.
Georgia would go on to score 10 in the second quarter and head into halftime with a 7 point lead. The Bulldogs would go on to add 18 more points throughout the second half — with Georgia’s defense shutting down the completely shutting down the Auburn offense.
Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart took the Bulldogs from 8-5 in his first season to 12-1 in his second year — and capped it off with an SEC Championship. The Bulldogs now set their sights on the College Football Playoffs.