Kirby Smart takes a tumble celebrating victory over Auburn
It’s not unusual to see Georgia coach Kirby Smart end up with his visor upside down following a Georgia victory. But celebrating with LB Travon Walker put Smart on his back on the sideline as the Bulldogs celebrated a 21-14 win at Auburn to clinch the SEC East.
It was the Georgia defense that held on after Auburn pulled within a touchdown to make an otherwise snoozer of a game into something very interesting down the stretch. Auburn QB Bo Nix led two scoring drives, but it was Walker who sacked Nix on fourth down from the Auburn 27-yard line to end any Auburn hopes of completing the comeback.
“We didn’t stop them the last two or three drives, I mean you have to finish teams off,” Smart told CBS Sports’ Jamie Erdahl, and added that Jordan-Hare Stadium is one of the toughest places to play in the country. “We played really well early, lost our composure and didn’t finish the way we needed to.”
Smart added that Walker made some plays and, “these young kids are starting to grow up. We got to continue to grow up, we’ve got to continue to get better. We’ve got to make plays when we get a chance on offense.”
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