Tigers and Bulldogs meet in Atlanta

29 November 2017 05:10:33 GMTPlus11

The Auburn Tigers continue their late season push to crash the national title party when they play the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship game.

Victories over first Georgia and then the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Iron Bowl have propelled the Tigers into the thick of things.

Moreover the non-conference loss to Clemson, which has never looked bad, seems even better with their fellow Tigers now ranked first in the nation by the Associated Press in their Top 25 Poll.

Saturday quarterback Jarrett Stidham was 21-of-28 for 237 yards as Auburn got the better of Alabama at the Jordan-Hare Stadium. Kerryon Johnson rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown while also completing a pass for a score in the first quarter.

Johnson was thought to be out initially for the title game with a shoulder injury, but the running back has indicated that he expects to play against the Bulldogs.

Ranked sixth in the nation by the AP, Georgia has just the single loss to Auburn and like the Tigers, the setback looks better in hindsight.

Georgia had no trouble with Georgia Tech over the weekend and a one-loss Tigers team would seem a lock to make the College Football Playoff if they can avenge the 40-17 crushing at the hands of Auburn back on November 11th.

Adding to the SEC mix are Alabama who sit between Auburn and Georgia in the rankings. The Crimson Tide have just the single defeat to Auburn, but with no more games to play, does that leave Nick Saban's side on the outside looking in?

If Clemson, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Auburn win their Championship games that may well be the case.

The Tigers are 1213.00 to win the NCAAF Championship this season.

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