McKenzie's punt return lifts Georgia past Auburn, 20-13
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Isaiah McKenzie returned a fourth-quarter punt 53 yards for a touchdown Saturday to lift Georgia to a 20-13 win over Auburn.
The Bulldogs (7-3, 5-3 Southeastern Conference) forced two fumbles after that, including one on the goal line. The Tigers (5-5, 2-5) managed only two Daniel Carlson field goals after their opening drive, the second coming with 1:14 left to play.
Georgia's Malcolm Mitchell recovered the onside kick to punctuate a matchup of two teams that haven't lived up to preseason expectations. Auburn is last in the SEC West after getting picked to win the league.
Greyson Lambert was held to 97 passing yards for Georgia, which stalled in Auburn territory on its first three drives. Sony Michel gained 77 yards on 26 carries.
The Bulldogs' defense forced three turnovers and held the Tigers to 62 yards passing.