CBS Sports’ Brad Nessler reveals key to SEC Championship Game between Auburn, Georgia

Brad Nessler has an idea of what will be the key to the SEC Championship Game.

“If both lines of scrimmage for Auburn dominate like they did, we’ll have a similar outcome [as the first game],” Nessler said while speaking to SEC Country this week. “I don’t think Georgia will let that happen. I don’t think there’s any way that Georgia can make as many mistakes and dumb penalties that they did the first time around.

“And it being at a neutral site — and it will be pretty close to 50-50, I think — will take away [some advantage for Auburn].

The SEC on CBS play-by-play announcer will be on the call with veteran color commentator Gary Danielson when Auburn and Georgia meet Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta with a spot in the College Football Playoff at stake. Auburn beat Georgia, 40-17, in the first meeting between the teams this season on Nov. 11 at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

“Auburn’s two best games this season were at home,” Nessler pointed out. “They beat two No. 1s, and I give them all the credit in the world. But I think it will be a different deal [Saturday]. I think it will be a lot closer.”

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Nessler went on to mention that he doesn’t know who is going to win. But he makes a sound point with his comment about the play at the line of scrimmage.

After all, Auburn totaled 237 yards rushing a few weeks ago against Georgia, and the Tigers held the Bulldogs to 46 yards on the ground. If Auburn can enjoy similar success at the line of scrimmage both offensively and defensively Saturday, it will be another long afternoon for Georgia.

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