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NCAA Football: Georgia at Auburn John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

The Bulldogs are staked to a comfortable lead and slated to get the ball back to open the second half in Auburn.

Stetson Bennett has looked calm, cool and collected, completing 9 of 13 passes for 144 yards and a score, as Todd Monken felt out the Auburn D early before finding some nice matchups to exploit.

The defense has by and large done a nice job containing Auburn’s offensive game plan, which is quite literally “keep it alive and hope somebody gets open.” It’s a high risk, high reward strategy which is going to result in some big plays. But as we’ve seen it’s going to be hard for the Tigers to put it in the end zone if they can’t string five magic plays together on each drive. If the Red and Black continue to play disciplined defense they should be fine.

The ‘Dawgs have played great football this season coming out of the half, if that trend continues today they could make this one tough for the halting Tiglesmen offense to get back into.

Go ‘Dawgs!!!