It was pointed out to Georgia coach Kirby Smart on Monday during his weekly press conference that Auburn QB Bo Nix has the second-longest streak in the country without an interception.

Nix sits behind Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence as the Auburn QB has thrown 218 passes without a pick. It’s not about being a conservative “dink and dunk” quarterback who settles for short passes.

“He’s got a vertical passing game,” Smart said. “He’s got a great arm, he makes really good decisions. I think not the dink and dunk, it’s the decision making he has that gives him the opportunity to not throw picks. Smart quarterbacks avoid picks because they don’t throw into situations that are adverse. He’s got a really good set of receivers, you talk about experience in the SEC. The guys they’ve got at wideout, it seems like they’ve been playing there forever.”

It’s also the protection that keeps him from making pressured throws under duress.

“He’s got guys to protect him around him, and he’s a coach’s son, been around the game his whole life,” Smart said. “He knows good decisions and he’s a really good athlete. People don’t understand how good a runner he actually is.”

Georgia and Auburn will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday on ESPN.