For as bad as the Auburn offense was, and it was quite bad, Wallace was not the reason. The true freshman went 15-for-22 for 181 yards with an interception and had 11 carries for nine yards in his second career start. Wallace did show poise in the pocket and delivered several long passes to Emory Blake. Even with a passable effort from Wallace, Auburn was shutout for the first time since losing 36-0 to Alabama in 2008 and the first time at Jordan-Hare since a 23-0 loss to USC in 2003.
The entire defense
The Auburn defense was ripped apart yet again. Georgia scored touchdowns on its first four possessions and racked up 497 total yards against the Tigers. Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray went 18-for-24 for 208 yards with three touchdowns to three different receivers. The Bulldogs are the second straight SEC opponent to gain more than 400 yards against Auburn; Texas A&M gained 671 yards – the most ever by an Auburn opponent – just two weeks ago.
By the Numbers
497 — Total yards of offense by Georgia. Clemson had 528 yards and Texas A&M gained a record 671.
2003 — Last time Auburn was shutout at home, a 23-0 loss to USC. Alabama defeated Auburn 36-0 in 2008 in Tuscaloosa.
54 — Wins by Georgia and Auburn in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry. The Bulldogs’ victory tied the all-time series at 54-54-8.
1976 — Last year there was a shutout in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry; Georgia won 28-0.
289 — Rushing yards for Georgia, led by Todd Gurley’s 116 on 11 carries with a touchdown and Keith Marshall’s 105 on eight carries with a TD. It was the first time an Auburn opponent had two 100-yard rushers since Georgia last year.