UGA Escapes With 17-13 Win Over Auburn

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Saturday, November 15, 2008. (AP) -- Georgia coach Mark Richt is getting tired of "dodging bullets" and coming from behind for close wins in the final minutes.

Richt watched the No. 10 Bulldogs score a fourth-quarter touchdown and then hold off two late drives from Auburn to defeat the Tigers 17-13 on Saturday.

Last week, Georgia had to rally in the fourth quarter to beat Kentucky 42-38.

Knowshon Moreno rushed for 131 yards and caught a touchdown pass for the Bulldogs (9-2, 6-2 Southeastern Conference). They went ahead for good with 8:24 to play on a 17-yard pass from Matthew Stafford to A.J. Green.

The final chance for Auburn (5-6, 2-5) came on a fourth-and-1 play from the Georgia 14 when quarterback Kodi Burns overthrew Ben Tate in the end zone with a second remaining.

Stafford completed 15 of 24 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns. He drove Georgia 60 yards in six plays for the winning touchdown.


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