3. Atlanta beckons. The victory over Auburn put the Bulldogs within one win -- Saturday against Kentucky -- of reaching the SEC title game in the Georgia Dome for the fourth time under Mark Richt and the first time since 2005.
"With the exception of the first drive, [Georgia] flat-out stopped our offense. ... The outward appearance was that we got physically dominated on both sides of the ball."
-- Auburn coach Gene Chizik
The numbers game
Consecutive SEC victories by Georgia, the program's longest single-season winning streak in league play since 1982.
Outside linebacker Jarvis Jones had two of Georgia's five sacks, giving him an SEC-leading 10 for the season. ... Returning to action after missing the past three games with a pulled hamstring, freshman receiver Malcolm Mitchell showed no effects of the injury, catching three passes for 85 yards. ... Of all the big plays in the game, Richt said the most impressive to him was freshman special-teams player Quintavius Harrow's "knock-'em-back, get-everybody-in the-stadium-excited tackle" of Auburn kick returner Tre Mason in the first quarter. ... Georgia had more than a 2-to-1 advantage in time of possession (40:55 to Auburn's 19:05). ... The Bulldogs were 12-for-15 on third-down conversions, including two for touchdowns. ... For the second consecutive game, Richt responded to kicker Blair Walsh's season-long struggles by rotating him with Brandon Bogotay. Walsh and Bogotay kicked off four times apiece; Walsh kicked four extra points and Bogotay two. The only field-goal attempt was by Bogotay, who made a 26-yarder in the third quarter. It was the first successful field goal of Bogotay's UGA career. He missed his only other attempt, a 35-yarder against Idaho State last season.
Georgia (8-2, 6-1 SEC) plays Kentucky (4-6, 1-5) at 12:21 p.m. Saturday in Sanford Stadium. The game will be televised on the SEC Network. Kentucky is coming off a 38-8 loss to Vanderbilt.