Auburn has been named the Football Writers Association of America’s (FWAA) National Team of the Week.
The 10th-ranked Tigers destroyed No.1 Georgia 40-17 on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium, capping off what undoubtedly was the most impressive performance of the colleege football weekend.
It was a collective effort for War Eagle.
The defense stifled Georgia’s running game and exposed a one-dimensional offense that had to rely on quarterback Jake Fromm to try to stay in the game. Georgia runners combined for just 46 rushing yards.
Meanwhile, offensively, Kerryon Johnson racked up 233 all-purpose yards while quarterback Jarrett Stidham tossed three touchdown passes. Auburn’s offensive balance was astounding, as the Tigers threw for 251 yards and rushed for 237. That seems to be how they’ve thrown off defenses all year.
This is Auburn’s third time to earn the Team of the Week honor dating back to the 2002 season, according to a report from Greg Ostendorf of AuburnTigers.com.
The last time Auburn was named the FWAA Team of the Week was after the “Kick Six” in the 2013 Iron Bowl when the Tigers defeated No. 1 Alabama.
Source: Saturday Down South