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Swift runs for 186 yards, No. 5 Georgia beats Auburn 27-10

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) D'Andre Swift is still hurting.

Imagine how opposing defenses must be feeling.

Swift turned in a career-best performance for the second week in a row, rushing for 186 yards Saturday night and breaking loose on a 77-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter that finished off No. 5 Georgia's 27-10 victory over Auburn.

The Bulldogs struck for a pair of touchdowns late in the first half to take control.

Swift took it from there, following up a 156-yard effort at Kentucky with an even better game in the Deep South's oldest rivalry.

Not bad for a guy who said he's still bothered by nagging injuries.

''I'm definitely getting better,'' Swift said. ''I'm a 7 or 8 (out of 10). My foot's still messed up from LSU. My groin is a little dinged up.''

Having already locked up a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game, the Bulldogs (9-1, 7-1, No. 5 CFP) couldn't afford to slip up against the Tigers. They finished with 303 yards rushing - the second straight week they've eclipsed 300 yards on the ground.

''We knew what was at stake,'' Swift said. ''We were playing for a lot more than they were playing for, so we didn't want them to mess up our future.''

It took Georgia a while to get going. Trailing 10-6 with the first half winding down, the Bulldogs faced third-and-4 from the Auburn 14 and the prospect of bringing on kicker Rodrigo Blankenship for a third field goal attempt. But Jake Fromm connected on a touchdown pass to Tyler Simmons that pushed the home team ahead with 2:47 remaining.

Auburn (6-4, 3-4, No. 24 CFP) went three-and-out, giving Georgia a chance to add to its lead.

Swift broke off a 24-yard run before two short completions left the Bulldogs with fourth-and-3 at the Tigers 38. After letting the clock run down to 29 seconds, Georgia went with no-back alignment and Fromm found Terry Godwin breaking free over the middle.

Godwin hauled in the pass without breaking stride and didn't go down until he tumbled into the end zone for a TD that suddenly pushed Georgia to a 20-10 lead at the break.

Swift tacked on the clinching score, darting through a hole up the middle, brushing off a would-be tackler and finding a clear running lane down the left sideline.

''I don't remember what I did,'' Swift said with a smile. ''I'll probably see it on my phone. But when I'm running, it just comes to me.''

Auburn's only touchdown came from a bit of trickery. Out of the wildcat formation, running back JaTarvious Whitlow took a direct snap and threw a 9-yard scoring pass to tight end John Shenker late in the first quarter.

In the end, it was another disappointment in a season that began with such high hopes.

''I'm telling everybody to keep their head up,'' safety Daniel Thomas said. ''We've got to keep playing for each other and stay together.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Auburn: The Tigers failed to build on their comeback victory over Texas A&M, doomed once again by a sluggish offense. Jarrett Stidham missed several open receivers and threw for just 163 yards. The running game showed improvement, finishing with 102 yards, but this performance is sure to keep the heat on offensive-minded coach Gus Malzahn.

Georgia: The offense still looks a bit out of sync, settling for a couple of field goals instead of touchdowns. They'll need to get that sorted out to have any chance against No. 1 Alabama in the SEC championship game. But Swift's emergence is big news for the Bulldogs, giving them a true dual threat in the backfield with Elijah Holyfield, who rushed for 93 yards.

BIG KAT BANISHED

Sophomore defensive end Big Kat Bryant was ejected in the first half after lowering his helmet into a Fromm, a targeting penalty that was especially needless because the Georgia quarterback already was getting sacked when Bryant dove at him head first. The Auburn player also will have to sit out the first half of next week's game against Liberty.

IT'S A FAKE!

In a rather puzzling move, Georgia tried a fake field goal in the closing minutes with the outcome no longer in doubt.

Blankenship lined up for a 26-yard attempt, but instead received a direct snap and lofted a pass down the middle for Isaac Nauta. The tight end was open, but Blankenship's pass sailed over him by a couple of yards.

RECORD SETTER

Ryan Davis has now caught more passes than any player in Auburn history. His 13 receptions gave him 165 in his career, surpassing Courtney Taylor's mark of 153 from 2003-06.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

With the top four schools winning easily Saturday and No. 6 Oklahoma barely surviving against Oklahoma State, Georgia should remain right where it is in The Associated Press rankings.

UP NEXT

Both teams have a breather next Saturday before closing out the regular season against their state rivals.

Georgia hosts UMass (4-7), an independent FBS school that was blown out by Boston College in its only game against a Power Five school this season. Auburn returns home to take on FBS independent Liberty (4-5), which will be coming off a 45-24 loss to Virginia.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 13:53
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
27
Touchdown 14:08
7-D.Swift runs 77 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
80
yds
00:52
pos
10
26
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:21
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
20
Touchdown 0:21
11-J.Fromm complete to 5-T.Godwin. 5-T.Godwin runs 38 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
69
yds
01:46
pos
10
19
Point After TD 2:47
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
13
Touchdown 2:53
11-J.Fromm complete to 87-T.Simmons. 87-T.Simmons runs 14 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
65
yds
04:58
pos
10
12
Field Goal 7:51
26-A.Carlson 27 yards Field Goal is Good.
14
plays
71
yds
03:27
pos
10
6
Field Goal 12:11
98-R.Blankenship 20 yards Field Goal is Good.
17
plays
73
yds
03:56
pos
7
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:28
26-A.Carlson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
3
Touchdown 4:34
28-J.Whitlow complete to 47-J.Shenker. 47-J.Shenker runs 9 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
65
yds
02:32
pos
6
3
Field Goal 7:12
98-R.Blankenship 25 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
95
yds
05:05
pos
0
3
Team Stats
1st Downs 19 24
Rushing 6 13
Passing 10 8
Penalty 3 3
3rd Down Conv 3-11 8-14
4th Down Conv 0-1 1-2
Total Net Yards 274 496
Total Plays 57 69
Avg Gain 4.8 7.2
Net Yards Rushing 102 303
Rush Attempts 20 46
Avg Rush Yards 5.1 6.6
Net Yards Passing 172 193
Comp. - Att. 25-37 15-23
Yards Per Pass 4.6 8.4
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 2-20
Penalties - Yards 6-52 12-85
Touchdowns 1 3
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 1 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 2-0 1-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 6-40.3 2-38.0
Return Yards 30 41
Punts - Returns 1-13 1-0
Kickoffs - Returns 1-17 1-41
Int. - Returns 1-0 0-0
Kicking 2/2 5/5
Extra Points 1/1 3/3
Field Goals 1/1 2/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
24 Auburn 6-4 730010
5 Georgia 9-1 3170727
172 PASS YDS 193
102 RUSH YDS 303
274 TOTAL YDS 496
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Stidham 8 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 163 0 0 104.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.3% 2116 10 4 128.9
J. Stidham 24/36 163 0 0
J. Whitlow 28 RB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 9 1 0 505.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 9 1 0 505.6
J. Whitlow 1/1 9 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
S. Shivers 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 43 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
43 266 2
S. Shivers 4 43 0 30
J. Stidham 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 36 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
61 6 2
J. Stidham 6 36 0 15
J. Whitlow 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 26 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
117 668 4
J. Whitlow 9 26 0 14
R. Davis 23 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 12 0
R. Davis 1 -3 0 -3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
R. Davis 23 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
13 72 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
56 468 0
R. Davis 13 72 0 10
S. Williams 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 38 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 370 4
S. Williams 3 38 0 18
A. Schwartz 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 27 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 293 2
A. Schwartz 2 27 0 20
M. Miller 32 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 121 0
M. Miller 2 13 0 12
J. Shenker 47 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 40 1
J. Shenker 1 9 1 9
S. Jackson 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 9 0
S. Jackson 1 9 0 9
D. Slayton 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
30 447 1
D. Slayton 1 8 0 8
C. Cox 27 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 90 1
C. Cox 0 0 0 0
J. Whitlow 28 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 -4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 80 1
J. Whitlow 2 -4 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
D. Thomas 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 2 0.0
D. Thomas 9-0 0.0 0
D. Davis 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 1.0
D. Davis 7-3 1.0 0
C. Tutt 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 1 0.0
C. Tutt 5-1 0.0 0
M. Atkinson 48 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
M. Atkinson 4-3 0.0 0
D. Williams 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
D. Williams 4-3 0.0 0
J. Dean 12 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 2 0.0
J. Dean 3-0 0.0 1
D. Russell 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Russell 3-0 0.0 0
M. Davidson 3 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
M. Davidson 3-1 0.0 0
N. Igbinoghene 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
N. Igbinoghene 3-0 0.0 0
A. Williams 79 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
A. Williams 2-0 1.0 0
J. Dinson 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-3 2 0.0
J. Dinson 2-3 0.0 0
De. Brown 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
De. Brown 2-0 0.0 0
J. Sherwood 9 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
J. Sherwood 2-0 0.0 0
K. Britt 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
K. Britt 1-1 0.0 0
T. Moultry 55 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Moultry 1-0 0.0 0
B. Bryant 1 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Bryant 1-0 0.0 0
J. Peters 15 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Peters 1-0 0.0 0
N. Coe 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
N. Coe 1-1 0.0 0
C. Miller Jr. 8 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Miller Jr. 0-1 0.0 0
S. Monday 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
S. Monday 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Carlson 26 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
12/22 28/28
A. Carlson 1/1 27 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Siposs 90 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 40.3 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
45 45.0 2
A. Siposs 6 40.3 2 44
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
N. Igbinoghene 4 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 32.6 17 1
N. Igbinoghene 1 17.0 17 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Davis 23 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 13.0 13 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
17 10.5 13 0
R. Davis 1 13.0 13 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Fromm 11 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65% 193 2 1 169.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.5% 1955 19 5 169.8
J. Fromm 13/20 193 2 1
J. Fields 1 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 20 0 0 184.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
74.1% 220 2 0 167.0
J. Fields 2/2 20 0 0
R. Blankenship 98 K
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
R. Blankenship 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Swift 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 186 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
116 808 8
D. Swift 17 186 1 77
E. Holyfield 13 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 93 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
118 767 5
E. Holyfield 15 93 0 22
B. Herrien 35 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 37 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
37 222 2
B. Herrien 5 37 0 14
J. Fromm 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 -21 0
J. Fromm 2 5 0 4
J. Fields 1 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 -12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
29 150 3
J. Fields 5 -12 0 4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Godwin 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 84 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 270 3
T. Godwin 3 84 1 38
D. Swift 7 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 43 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
21 204 1
D. Swift 4 43 0 25
M. Hardman 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 39 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
28 407 4
M. Hardman 2 39 0 32
R. Ridley 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
31 430 5
R. Ridley 1 19 0 19
T. Simmons 87 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 15 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 37 1
T. Simmons 2 15 1 14
A. Crumpton 25 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 27 0
A. Crumpton 1 7 0 7
I. Nauta 18 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 256 2
I. Nauta 1 3 0 3
E. Holyfield 13 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 36 0
E. Holyfield 1 3 0 3
J. Holloman 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 321 4
J. Holloman 0 0 0 0
J. Stanley 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 9 1
J. Stanley 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. LeCounte 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
R. LeCounte 6-0 0.0 0
D. Baker 18 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 2 0.0
D. Baker 4-0 0.0 0
M. Webb 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
M. Webb 4-2 0.0 0
J. Ledbetter 13 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
J. Ledbetter 4-0 0.0 0
M. Rice 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
M. Rice 4-4 0.0 0
J. Taylor 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
J. Taylor 3-2 0.0 0
J. Rochester 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Rochester 3-0 0.0 0
J. Reed 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
J. Reed 3-0 0.0 0
T. Crowder 30 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 1 0.0
T. Crowder 2-2 0.0 0
W. Grant 84 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
W. Grant 2-0 0.0 0
D. Walker 15 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
D. Walker 1-1 0.0 0
T. Clark 52 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
T. Clark 1-2 0.0 0
N. Patrick 6 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
N. Patrick 1-1 0.0 0
J. Davis 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Davis 1-0 0.0 0
M. Herring 10 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Herring 1-0 0.0 0
D. Wyatt 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Wyatt 1-0 0.0 0
T. Campbell 3 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
T. Campbell 1-1 0.0 0
O. Reese 17 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
O. Reese 1-0 0.0 0
M. Barnett 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
M. Barnett 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Blankenship 98 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
17/19 43/43
R. Blankenship 2/2 25 3/3 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Camarda 90 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 38.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
31 42.2 1
J. Camarda 2 38.0 1 38
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Hardman 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 41.0 41 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 27.6 41 0
M. Hardman 1 41.0 41 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Hardman 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
11 24.3 0 1
M. Hardman 1 0.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 UGA 35 2:08 6 15 Punt
7:06 UGA 35 2:32 9 75 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:18 UGA 35 3:27 14 66 FG
2:47 UGA 35 0:34 4 -10 Punt
0:21 UGA 35 0:00 2 -5 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:16 AUBURN 48 0:42 3 8 Punt
9:26 AUBURN 19 1:55 6 38 Punt
4:00 AUBURN 1 3:33 8 31 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:53 UGA 35 1:33 5 8 Punt
3:25 AUBURN 14 1:58 10 51 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:17 UGA 12 5:05 10 80 FG
4:28 AUBURN 35 3:56 17 73 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:51 AUBURN 35 4:58 9 65 TD
2:07 UGA 31 1:46 6 69 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:21 AUBURN 35 0:00 5 2 Punt
12:30 UGA 26 2:29 10 50 INT
6:53 UGA 20 2:48 7 41 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 UGA 25 0:52 3 75 TD
12:11 UGA 27 8:46 16 59 Downs
0:48 UGA 35 0:00 1 -2