Last season, the Georgia Bulldogs looked poised to upset the Auburn Tigers and end their chances at winning a national championship. However, a tipped ball in an attempt for an interception ended up leading to a crazy Auburn touchdown and a win. The Bulldogs are hoping that type of play does not occur again as Georgia is seeking a little revenge against their SEC West rivals.
Georgia gets a big upgrade on offense this week as Todd Gurley returns to the field following a suspension from the NCAA. The running back has not played since Oct. 4 after he admitted to taking more than $3,000 over two years for signing autographs. Gurley was a Heisman candidate after putting up 773 yards and eight touchdowns in his first five games before getting taken out. Getting Gurley back will be big for Georgia especially because it brings back their dynamic rushing attack with freshman Nick Chubb. The backup certainly did his part to make up for Gurley's absence. He ran for 671 yards and five touchdowns in four games.
Georgia is still in the mix to get to the SEC Championship game if they can finish out their run in the East. The team took a step back losing to Florida, but bounced back well with a win over Kentucky in a 63-13 route. Quarterback Hutson Mason had four passing touchdowns while Chubb added another rushing one. They currently hold the tiebreaker over Missouri which a win and Tigers loss gets the Bulldogs to Atlanta.
Auburn's national title dreams took a big hit when the team lost to Texas A&M in a 41-38 home loss. The Tigers rallied from an 18-point deficit ended when Nick Marshall fumbled a snap in Texas A&M territory. Auburn then dropped to No. 9 in the rankings ending their chances at getting the playoffs while sitting tied for third in the SEC West.
The Tigers are hoping Marshall can bounce back, but they might without wide receiver D'haquille Williams. The team's leading wide receiver currently has 609 yards on the season, but is week-to-week after injuring his right knee. Ricardo Louis is back who Bulldogs fans remember as the receiver who made the upset touchdown last year.