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Georgia Digs Auburn's Grave, 37-15

Auburn's hopes for a national championship have gone up in smoke with a 37-15 loss to Georgia.

(Auburn) - Auburn's hopes for a national championship have gone up in smoke with a 37-15 loss to Georgia.The fifth-ranked Tigers fell behind 30-7 by halftime after entering the game as a two touchdown favorite. Tra Battle helped the Bulldogs roll up the big lead by intercepting three passes in the opening half, including one for a touchdown.Freshman quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 14 of his 20 passes for 219 yards, ran seven times for 83 yards and accounted for two touchdowns. He helped Georgia outgain the Tigers 446-171 andhold the ball for over 38 minutes.Kregg Lumpkin rushed for a career-high 105 yards and had a touchdown run and catch.Auburn quarterback Brandon Cox was sacked four times and had three of his eight first-half passes picked off by Battle.The Bulldogs are 7-4 after winning for the second time in their last six games. Auburn is 9-2 overall, 5-2 in the SEC.