Dominant Georgia defense to challenge Auburn's scrambling Nix

Georgia photo by Mackenzie Miles / Georgia inside linebacker Nakobe Dean (17) made life miserable for Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson and the rest of the Razorbacks during last Saturday's 37-0 shellacking in Sanford Stadium.

Minutes after guiding Auburn to a 24-19 comeback victory at LSU by scrambling to eternity and back late Saturday night, quarterback Bo Nix smiled and said, "I'm exhausted. I haven't run around like that in a while."

Eternity and back may not be enough this week.

The biggest test of the young Bryan Harsin era looms this Saturday afternoon, when the No. 18 Tigers face No. 2 Georgia inside Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Bulldogs possess the nation's most imposing defense in every regard, allowing 4.6 points and 178.6 yards per game through their 5-0 start.

"They've got a lot of great players, too many to mention," Harsin said Monday during his weekly Zoom call. "They're playing at a high level, so it's going to be a challenge for our offense as we put together a plan to go out there and try to score points."