WATCH: Auburn attempts fake punt deep in UGA territory

Auburn, a four-point underdog on the road to Athens, empties the sack early against Georgia.

After a stalled drive where Auburn had to kick from their own 35, they decided to forgo the positional play on the field and attempted a fake punt.

The short field allowed Georgia, who had been contained until then by the Auburn defense, to come downfield and score a short-range touchdown to take a 7-point lead.

Hopefully Auburn can muster an offense to respond.

Auburn-Georgia Series History

Known as the oldest rivalry in the Deep South, these two teams have played 126 times since 1892. It is the 2nd most contested rivalry in the Premier League, behind Minnesota-Wisconsin (Battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe) and tied with North Carolina-Virginia (South’s oldest rivalry); teams have missed only three matches since 1898, all for World War I or World War II.

Auburn won Game 1 10-0 in 1892, but lost the series 62-56. Georgia have won the last five meetings, including a 34-10 victory last year at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

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