Georgia Bulldogs: 4 Observations from Win Over Auburn

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Nov 14, 2015; Auburn, AL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs cornerback Malkom Parrish (14) motions a possession change during the fourth quarter against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium. Georgia won 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

Turnovers Kept the Dawgs in the Game

Today was a prime example of how winning the turnover differential means winning the football game. UGA was +3 in that department this afternoon, with two forced fumbles and an interception.

Malkom Parrish was in the perfect position to corral Jeremy Johnson’s errant pass early in the ball game. He’s becoming one of my favorite players in the secondary. I love his competitiveness and his all-around sound game. Though he’s only a sophomore, I think he can make the leap to the NFL once his collegiate career comes to a close in Athens.

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Aaron Davis had great awareness this afternoon coming up with both of the Georgia Bulldogs’ recovered fumbles. The first came on a play he helped set up. On a corner blitz, he hurried Sean White and forced him into the blind side hit by Jordan Jenkins that forced the fumble. White tried to tuck it in or throw it away, but Jenkins’ hit ultimately jarred the ball loose for Davis to grab.

The second fumble recovery was the game deciding one. At the Georgia 5 yard line, Jeremy Johnson connected with Ricardo Lewis, but Lorenzo Carter knocked the ball loose near the goal line and Davis fell on top of it. Georgia had possession late in the ball game up two scores and it felt like UGA secured a probable win at that point.

UGA would go three-and-out deep in their own zone, but forced Auburn to use all three of their timeouts. Though Johnson would get Auburn in position to sink a Daniel Carlson field goal, the impending onside kick was a complete bust and UGA went into victory formation. The Georgia Bulldogs needed all three of Auburn’s turnovers to win the game.

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