Auburn Tigers deliver shocking 40-17 upset to top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs

Auburn wide receiver Darius Slayton rolls into the end zone scoring a touchdown against Georgia during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

AUBURN, Ala. (WIAT) — The #2 Georgia Bulldogs were unable to best the #10 Auburn Tigers on their home turf on Saturday afternoon.

Though Auburn has been on a hot streak recently, many felt they could hit a wall against the undefeated Bulldogs, who hold the number one spot in the College Football Playoff rankings.

The team took the lead halfway through the first quarter and never let off the gas on their way to a commanding 40-17 victory.

See how it went down in our running log below.


(11:21) Nick Chubb’s takes it in from a yard out to put Georgia on the board. Bulldogs lead 7-0.

(8:19) Daniel Carlson cuts into the lead with a 54-yard field goal. Bulldogs up 7-3.

(1:20) Daniel Carlson’s 37-yard field goal cuts the Bulldog lead to 1. Georgia leads 7-6.


(12:03) Daniel Carlson hits another field goal from 30 yards out to give the Tigers the lead. Auburn is up 9-7.

(4:09) Jarrett Stidham throws to Kerryon Johnson for a 42-yard touchdown to expand the Tigers lead. Auburn leads 16-7.



(11:57) Jarrett Stidham keeps it on an option play and struts into the endzone to give the Tigers a 23-7 lead.

(8:12) Ryan Davis catches a screen pass and runs 32 impressive, winding yards to the end zone for a touchdown. Auburn leads 30-7.

(5:23) Rodrigo Blankenship hits a 47-yard field goal to give Georgia more points on the board. Auburn’s lead cut to 30-10.


(10:05) Daniel Carlson’s 37-yard field goal gives the Tigers their 3 points back. Auburn leads 33-10.

(6:13) Kerryon Johnson catches a short pass from Jarrett Stidham and runs 55 yards for another Tiger TD. Auburn’s lead sits at 40-10.

(2:19) Riley Ridley catches a 14-yard throw from Jake Fromm for a GA TD. Auburn leads 40-17.

FINAL: Auburn wins, 40-17.

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