The No. 15 Georgia Bulldogs completely dominated No. 9 Auburn 34-7 in Todd Gurley’s return from a four-game suspension for signing memorabilia for money.
Here’s how it happened.
Auburn Scores on Big Run, Gurley’s Return Called Back
Auburn struck first when Curtis Artis-Payne ran for a 26-yard touchdown. But things got interesting after the score, when Gurley got his first touch of the ball since being suspended. On the ensuing kickoff, Gurley ran straight through the Auburn coverage, barely getting touched, for a touchdown. However, the play was called back due to a holding penalty.
The Bulldogs later tied the game at 7 when quarterback Hunter Mitchell hit Mialcolm Mitchell for a 7-yard touchdown pass with 2:15 left in the first quarter (pictured above).
Chubb Gives Bulldogs Second-Quarter Lead
Even with Todd Gurley making his return, Georgia freshman running back Nick Chubb is still showing Gurley isn’t the only great Georgia running back. Chubb ran in from nine yards out to put Georgia up 14-7 with nine minutes remaining in the second quarter (pictured above). Chubb ran for 51 yards on the drive.
With 30 seconds before halftime, Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan hit a 32-yard field goal to extend Georgia’s lead.
Gurley Scores First TD Since Suspension to Extend Georgia’s Lead
Todd Gurley finally scored.
After a holding penalty waved Gurley’s first touchdown (pictured above), he finally found the end zone in the third quarter when he ran in from three yards out to extend Georgia’s lead to 24-7. The touchdown is Gurley’s first since returning from his four-week suspension.
The Bulldogs then tacked on a field goal with one minute left in the third quarter to extend their lead to 27-7.
Chubb then added another touchdown in the fourth quarter with an 11-yard touchdown run to secure the win.