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Auburn gets defensive

Tigers' win in Columbia headlines SEC notebook
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<p> Auburn's win at South Carolina headlines Week 5 SEC Notebook</p>

By Mitch Light

The Auburn Tigers averaged 41.3 points in their first 25 victories of the Gus Malzahn era. But in the 26th win — arguably one of the most unlikely — the Tigers scored only 16 points and managed only 358 yards despite running a season-high — by 29 snaps — 92 offensive plays. Still, despite those offensive struggles, Auburn found a way to get it done, edging South Carolina 16–13 in Columbia for a precious SEC road win.

South Carolina Makes a Statement in SEC East

Gamecocks' win over Georgia headlines Athlon's SEC Notebook
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<p> Gamecocks' win over Georgia headlines SEC Notebook</p>

By Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch)

This might sound a bit obvious, but beating Georgia is a very good sign for South Carolina football. Consider the following: The Gamecocks are a combined 25–23 in the SEC in the six seasons in which they have defeated Georgia. On the other hand, they are 36–67–1 in conference games in the 13 seasons in which they have lost to the Bulldogs, and only once, in 2005, has South Carolina had a winning SEC record without beating Georgia.