Tigers' defense will smother Bulldogs

The Bulldogs will give the Tigers a difficult test, but Auburn will remain in the national championship hunt.

Originally Published: November 11, 2004
By Steve Muench | Scouts, Inc.
Great college rivalries possess a perfect blend of tradition and competitiveness. The Georgia-Auburn series certainly falls into that category. The Tigers have outscored the Bulldogs by just 17 points over 107 meetings.

Who: Georgia (5) at Auburn (3)
When: Sat., 3:30 ET (CBS)
Where: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL
Auburn will be eager to avenge last year's loss to Georgia, playing in front of sellout crowd at Jordan-Hare Stadium. However, it's important to note that both teams have played better on the road in this series.

In addition, the underdog has won five of the last eight meetings between these two teams, and the Bulldogs would love to dash the Tigers' national title hopes. With three of the last four games in this series decided in the final two minutes, expect a hard-fought battle.

Steve Muench played four years of Division I-AA football before joining Scouts Inc. in 2002. He has evaluated both NFL and college players for Scouts Inc., but his current focus is on the NFL draft.