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The line of scrimmage will be where the action is at in the Georgia-Auburn game on Saturday night.

On the beat: Statistical profile of Georgia football vs. Auburn

ATHENS — Georgia has the big, physical offensive line, while Auburn counters with a salty veteran group, and that’s what a statistical comparison of the rivals confirms.

The No. 5-ranked Bulldogs (8-1, 7-1 SEC) lead the SEC with 233.78 yards rushing per game, while the Tigers (6-3, 3-3) have held six of nine opponents without a rushing touchdown.

Georgia plays Auburn at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Sanford Stadium (TV: ESPN, Radio: WSB 750 AM, 95.5 FM) in what’s known as the “Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry.”

TOTAL OFFENSE

1. Alabama, 565.6 yards per game

28. Georgia, 456.2

90. Auburn, 377.2

SCORING OFFENSE

1. Alabama, 51.3 points per game

20. Georgia, 38.1

74. Auburn, 28.3

RUSHING OFFENSE

1. Georgia Tech, 377.0

17. Georgia, 233.8

82. Auburn, 155.2

PASSING OFFENSE

1. Washington State, 397.4 yards per game

78. Georgia, 222.4

79. Auburn, 222.0

THIRD DOWN CONVERSION%

1. Alabama, .563

10. Georgia, .486

96. Auburn, .363

TOTAL DEFENSE

1. Michigan, 216.2 yards per game

13. Georgia, 306.6

36. Auburn, 356.1

SCORING DEFENSE

1. UAB, 12.1 points per game

10. Georgia, 16.4

13. Auburn, 17.3

RUSHING DEFENSE

1. Michigan State, 71.7 yards per game

34. Auburn, 133.9

35. Georgia, 134.2

PASSING DEFENSE

1. Michigan, 122.3 yards per game

11. Georgia, 172.3

57. Auburn, 222.2

THIRD DOWN CONVERSION% DEFENSE

1. Miami, Fla., .223

16. Auburn, .322

25. Georgia, .331

NET PUNTING

1. Cincinnati, 43.74 yards net per punt

3. Auburn, 43.35

47. Georgia, 38.55

KICKOFF RETURN

1. Appalachian State, 30.71 yards per return

33. Georgia, 23.00

35. Auburn, 22.93

PUNT RETURN

1. Florida International, 22.88 yards per return

5. Georgia, 20.80

32. Auburn, 12.29

KICK RETURN DEFENSE

1. Eastern Michigan, 14.00

16. Auburn, 17.44

128. Georgia, 29.33

PUNT RETURN DEFENSE

1. Arkansas State, (-) 2.50 per return

20. Auburn, 4.63

25. Georgia, 5.00

QUARTERBACK SACKS

1. Oklahoma State, 3.67 per game

T9. Auburn, 3.22 per game

T100. Georgia, 1.56 per game

QB SACKS ALLOWED

1. Army, 0.22 per game

T30. Georgia, 1.44 per  game

T63. Auburn, 2.11 per game

TACKLES-FOR-LOSS

1. Miami, Fla., 10.4 per game

4. Auburn, 8.7

122. Georgia 4.0

TACKLES-FOR-LOSS ALLOWED

1. Wisconsin 3.11 per game

1. Army 3.11 per game

10. Georgia, 4.11 per game

45. Auburn, 5.44 per game

TURNOVER MARGIN

1. Georgia Southern, Plus 2.22 per game

T23. Georgia, 0.56 per game

T53. Auburn, 0.22

TIME OF POSSESSION

1. Army, 39:45 per game

49. Georgia, 30.49

124. Auburn, 26.32.

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