Auburn Vs. Georgia: Cam Newton, No. 2 Tigers Pull Away From Georgia, 49-31

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Auburn Vs. Georgia: Punches Thrown In Final Seconds Lead To Ejections

In the final minute of Saturday's game, when a 49-31 Auburn win was all but decided, things got ugly between the No. 2 Tigers and the SEC rival Bulldogs. Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray sustained a hard hit that took him out of the game. While Murray didn't seem to suffer a serious injury, he left the game.

Then the fireworks went off. Auburn's Nick Fairley, who was responsible for the hit, was targeted by Georgia's line on the ensuing play. Fairley hit the ground and something of a brawl ensued, with Auburn defensive end Michael Goggins throwing a punch. Goggins was ejected, and two plays later, a second Tiger was ejected for throwing a punch. Under NCAA rules, these players will not be able to play in the first half of next week's game.

Regardless, Auburn prevailed, 49-31, and quarterback Cam Newton once again played a major role:

The imposing 6-foot-6, 250-pound quarterback responded with 151 yards and two touchdowns on the ground while shaking off an early interception and compiling 148 yards and two scores through the air on 12-of-15 throws.

No. 2 Auburn remains undefeated, while Georgia falls to 5-6 on the year.

For more on these teams, check in with our Auburn blog, Track Em Tigers, and our Georgia blog, Dawg Sports.

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Auburn Vs. Georgia: Cam Newton Scores Again; No. 2 Tigers Lead, 42-31

In the fourth quarter, No. 2 Auburn has managed to build a double-digit lead over Georgia. It hasn't been easy, given the Bulldogs' offensive salvos, but Tigers quarterback Cam Newton is delivering yet another spectacular performance.

In the fourth quarter, Newton engineered yet another drive of over 75 yards. Unlike the last touchdown drive, Newton often went to the air, ending the drive with a 13-yard touchdown throw to Philip Lutzenkirchen. It was the second touchdown reception of the day for the tight end.

On the day, Newton is 12-for-15 for 147 yards through the air, and has nearly matched that on the ground, having rushed for 139 yards. He's one of four Tigers to rush for at least 30 yards on Saturday.

With just under seven minutes in the game, the Bulldogs decided they were in four-down territory, and they turned the ball over on downs in their own territory after Aaron Murray's defense was stymies. Auburn now has a 42-31 lead and the ball, leaving this contest all but decided.

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Auburn Vs. Georgia: Onside Kick Pays Off For Tigers; Auburn Leads, 35-28

Saturday's Auburn-Georgia game has evolved into an SEC shootout. The No. 2 Tigers lead at home, but the Bulldogs are giving the Auburn defense a run for its money.

Auburn provided a wild opening to the second half, as kicker Wes Byrum tapped an onside kick. He recovered his own kick -- replays showed that the ball may not have traveled the necessary 10 yards, but there was unsufficient evidence to overrule the call on the field, and the Tigers took the ball.

On the ensuing possession, Auburn kept the ball on the ground without a single pass attempt, as Cam Newton, Terrell Zachary, Michael Dyer, and Onterio McCalebb each contributed to a drive that ended in a touchdown. After Georgia answered with a touchdown of its own, McCalebb rushed for another touchdown -- his third of the day -- to cap off an 81-yard drive.

With just over three minute remaining in the third quarter, Auburn leads, 35-28. Both offenses are looking explosive, Auburn is looking to stay undefeated, and Georgia looking to improve to 6-5 after a rough start to their season.

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Auburn Vs. Georgia: Cam Newton Runs, Throws For TD To Tie Game At 21

No. 2 Auburn was down in the scoreboard early on Saturday, but thanks to quarterback Cam Newton's arm and legs, the Tigers have scored two unanswered touchdowns to tie the game at halftime.

Newton's sole mistake through the air has been an interception. Apart from that, he's 9-for-11, and those two incompletions were dropped passes. Newton, whose eligibility for today's game was in doubt for a time, has also run for 90 yards on 15 carries. He has two touchdowns on the day, one rushing and one passing. The tying score was a perfectly accurate 18-yard bullet to tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen.

On the Georgia side of the ball, quarterback Aaron Murray was 7-for-12 with 137 yards passing in the first half. All three Bulldog touchdowns have been thrown by Murray.

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Auburn Vs. Georgia: Bulldogs Giving No. 2 Tigers A Scare At Home

Auburn made the decision to start Heisman-contending quarterback Cam Newton on Saturday, and early on, it looks as though the No. 2 Tigers will need him against Georgia. At Jordan-Hare Stadium, the unranked Bulldogs have struck early with 21 first-quarter points.

Newton struck first with a 31-yard touchdown run, but Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray responded with three touchdown passes of 31, 9, and 40 yards. So far, Murray is 6-for-9 with 121 yards through the air. The running game is posing a threat as well, with Washaun Easley and Caleb King combining for 46 yards on five carries.

Newton gave up a key interception early, but is 5-for-7 so far. Early in the second quarter, the Tigers mounted a drive that ended with a 4-yard touchdown run from Onterio McCalebb. With about nine minutes remaining in the first half, Georgia leads, 21-14.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for updates. And for more on these teams, check in with our Auburn blog, Track Em Tigers, and our Georgia blog, Dawg Sports.

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