Nov. 7, 2010
AUBURN - The No. 2 Auburn football team returned to business at the Athletics Complex on Sunday as the Tigers began preparations for Saturday's Southeastern Conference game against Georgia.
The Tigers were back at work one day after a 62-24 Homecoming victory over Chattanooga, improving Auburn's overall record to 10-0 for just the fourth time in school history.
Now the Tigers turn their focus to Georgia, which improved to 5-5 (3-4 SEC) with a 55-7 victory over Idaho State on Saturday. The Bulldogs started 1-4, but have won four of their last five, scoring at least 31 points in all five games.
Defensive coordinator Ted Roof met with the media Sunday evening, and said that Georgia's offensive has hit its stride in recent weeks and will pose a formidable challenge to his defense.
"If you look at them in their last four SEC games, they're hitting on all cylinders right now," said Roof. "They've got a lot of ability and talented guys that can make explosive plays.
Roof noted that quarterback Aaron Murray has matured considerably as the season has progressed and has been a key to Georgia's resurgence.
"He's a guy that's delivering the ball to them, and a guy that has some mobility as well on the rare occasion that his receivers are covered," said Roof. "He's able to pull it down and scramble around and has kept some drives alive with his feet and created some big plays because of it."
The Bulldogs are ranked 25th nationally in scoring offense (33.8) thanks to their recent scoring splurge. Georgia's top offensive playmaker is wide receiver A.J. Green, who in six games played is averaging 5.3 catches and 85.0 yards receiving per game with seven touchdown grabs.
Auburn will take Monday off before returning to the practice fields on Tuesday.
Saturday's game between Auburn and Georgia will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT in Jordan-Hare Stadium and will be televised by CBS.