College Football around Alabama: Georgia Runs Past Auburn
Despite Tua Tagovailoa's injury scare, top ranked Alabama shut out their second consecutive Southeastern Conference opponent with a 24-0 win over Mississippi State.
Around the state, Troy and UAB continued their march toward conference championships while Auburn struggled on the road in the Peach State.
Georgia Throttles Auburn
Auburn took a two-game winning streak on the road to Athens, but saw their recent success crash to the tune of a 27-10 defeat to No. 5 Georgia.
The Tigers scored their first and only touchdown of the game when running back Jatarvious Whitlow lined up as the wildcat quarterback and found tight end John Shenker in the back of the end zone for a nine-yard touchdown toss.
Georgia struggled early in the red zone managing two short field goals from Rodrigo Blankenship.
After Andres Carlson's 27-yard field goal put Auburn up 10-6 with 7:46 to go in the first half, momentum swung to Georgia.
Sophomore signal caller Jake Fromm delivered a pair of touchdown passes including a 38-yard scoring toss to Terry Godwin on fourth and three with 21 seconds left until halftime.
Sophomore Jonathan Swift capped off the scoring with a 77-yard sprint for six.
Swift finished the evening with 17 carries for 186 yards and a touchdown. As a team, Georgia rushed for 303 yards compared to 102 for Auburn.
Auburn closes out the home schedule Saturday at 3 PM against Liberty.
Troy and UAB Continue Championship Marches
The Troy Trojans and UAB Blazers took one step closer toward a conference title with come from behind victories over Georgia Southern and Southern Miss respectively.
The Trojans trailed 14-3 through the first quarter but pulled it together with 14 points in the second quarter, 11 in the third and a touchdown in the final stanza.
Trojans quarterback Sawyer Smith threw for 287 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions.
Meanwhile, the UAB Blazers escaped with a 26-23 overtime victory over Conference USA rival Southern Miss to secure a spot in the C-USA Championship Game.
The Blazers trailed 13-7 at halftime but scored 13 points in the third quarter to take a 20-13 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.
The Golden Eagles tied the game on a two-yard touchdown run from Steven Anderson to send the contest to overtime.
Southern Miss scored a 37-yard field goal in overtime but UAB's Spencer Brown found the end zone from 17 yards out to win the game.
UAB travels to Texas A&M Saturday for a 6 PM kickoff on ESPN2 while Troy hosts Texas State Saturday for Senior Day at 2:30 PM.
Scores around Alabama
#1 Alabama 24 #16 Mississippi State 0
#5 Georgia 27 #24 Auburn 10
UAB 26 Southern Miss 23 (OT)
Troy 35 Georgia Southern 21
Louisiana-Monroe 38 South Alabama 10
The Citadel 42 Samford 27
Jacksonville State 41 Tennessee State 14
North Alabama 31 North Greenville 28
Grambling 29 Alabama A&M 16
Jackson State 20 Alabama State 2
West Alabama 45 West Florida 7
Miles 31 Tuskegee 27
Centre 56 Birmingham Southern 20
Southeastern University 31 Faulkner 26
Huntingdon College 42 LaGrange 14