It’s not just losing to an unranked Texas A&M team that Alabama left for roadkill three weeks ago that’s enjoyable. It’s the margin of difference being a blocked field goal attempt to end a half being returned for a touchdown and two unforced turnovers in the waning moments of the game that makes things so deliciously ironic.
Where this leaves Auburn’s mental state as it prepares for Georgia is anyone’s guess. The Tigers did rack up a substantial 582 yards of offense against a weak TAMU defense, so they’re still as dangerous as always, but their chances of getting back to Atlanta again may have been mortally wounded.
From Georgia’s selfish standpoint, I really doubt the Dawgs will take Auburn lightly. But as I tweeted yesterday, you’d have to be nuts to take the under on the game. Combined, the two teams are averaging more than eighty points per game. I saw nothing yesterday to make me think that mark won’t be reached. So, if you’re looking for an early key to Saturday, look no farther than turnover margin, where Georgia holds a slight seasonal advantage.
By the way, with Thanksgiving coming up, we should all be grateful that Georgia won’t have to face Myles Garrett this season. That kid is a frickin’ beast.