It looks like Auburn’s win over No. 1 Georgia has shifted the outlook for this year’s Iron Bowl matchup.
The Tigers are certainly riding high after their huge upset of the Bulldogs. Auburn hosted Georgia in what looked to be a difficult game early on with the Bulldogs scoring on the opening possession of the game. Georgia was also able to limit Auburn to field goals through the first quarter.
Eventually, the Tigers settled into a groove defensively and stifled Georgia’s offense for much of the game. On the other side of the ball, Auburn rode star RB Kerryon Johnson all night long. Johnson ended the game with more than 200 total yards and a touchdown while leading the Tigers in rushing and receiving yards to pull off the upset.
Auburn rolled to a 40-17 win after outscoring Georgia 24-10 in the second half. The win shows the Tigers will be tough to deny over the final weeks of the season and sets up another incredible Iron Bowl matchup with Alabama.
The win also dramatically shifted the betting line for the rivalry game with the Crimson Tide. David Payne Purdum shared the drastic change on Sunday, and the line will likely be the closest that Alabama sees all season:
Update Iron Bowl line @LVSuperBook: Alabama -3 at Auburn. (Was Alabama -10 to start last week).
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) November 12, 2017
This year’s Iron Bowl will be played at Auburn and could be the deciding factor in what is now expected to be an extremely close game.