Newton Shakes Off Troubles To Lead Auburn Past UGA
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Cam Newton responded to allegations of wrongdoing with another brilliant performance Saturday, passing for two touchdowns and running for two more to lead No. 2 Auburn into the Southeastern Conference championship game with a 49-31 victory over Georgia.
The Tigers (11-0, 7-0 SEC) will face either Florida or South Carolina for the conference title Dec. 4 in Atlanta, and have their eyes on a national championship.
Newton carried 30 times for 151 yards and completed 12 of 15 passes for 148 yards. He finished off the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter with a touchdown pass that made it 42-31, then dove over for the final score.
Georgia (5-6, 3-5) had won four straight in the Deep South’s oldest rivalry and jumped ahead 21-7. But the Bulldogs couldn’t hold on, despite A.J. Green’s nine receptions for 160 yards.
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