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Game breakdown: Georgia vs. Auburn

November, 9, 2012
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NO. 5 GEORGIA AT AUBURN
Saturday, 7 p.m. ET
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, Ala.
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Records: Georgia 8-1 (6-1 SEC), Auburn 2-7 (0-6)

Last week: Georgia beat Ole Miss 37-10, Auburn beat New Mexico State 42-7

What’s the Story?: For the 21st time in the history of the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry, Saturday’s outcome will determine either a division or conference championship. Georgia is 11-8-1 in previous meeting under those circumstances and it needs another win on Saturday in order to claim its second straight SEC East title. Auburn has had a horrible season, but it played No. 7 LSU and No. 13 Clemson close, so there is a precedent for a closer game than the 15-point spread might indicate. An Auburn win would rank among the season’s biggest upsets, however.

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Scouting report: Auburn 

November, 6, 2012
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ATHENS, Ga. -- If it feels like we’ve been here before in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry, it’s because we have.

Saturday’s game on the Plains will be the 21st time that the Georgia-Auburn game decided the conference fate of at least one of the teams, whether it was an overall SEC or divisional title. Georgia is 11-8-1 in such situations in series history.

This time, No. 5 Georgia (8-1, 6-1 SEC) has its SEC East and BCS bowl hopes on the line, while Auburn (2-7, 0-6) is attempting to create a bright spot in an otherwise disastrous season.

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