Georgia's Kirby Smart named SEC coach of the year

Georgia's Kirby Smart named SEC coach of the year

Georgia (12-1) is nearly certainly headed to the College Football Playoff in just its second year under coach Kirby Smart, who learned a thing or two about what it took to get there in his previous job as Nick Saban's defensive coordinator at Alabama.

Georgia junior linebacker Roquan Smith was named the Associated Press Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year while quarterback Jake Fromm shared the league's Newcomer of the Year award.

The third-seeded Bulldogs (12-1) travel to Pasadena, Calif., to face second-seeded Oklahoma (12-1) in the College Football Playoff's semifinal round in the Rose Bowl on Monday, January 1.

After Auburn jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead on a 6-yard pass from Jarrett Stidham to Craig-Myers, it looked like the Tigers were about to blow the game open when they set themselves up at the Bulldog 14-yard line, the key play a 26-yard pass to Eli Stove.

"You can do it for the chump change, but we did it for all the marbles", Smith said when asked about the payback. No doubt Arkansas will make its push in the coming days to lure him back to his home state, but Auburn would be wise to try and hold on to what they've got. The sensational running back started and played, but without a doubt he wasn't the same all-star we've watched the bulk of the season. Auburn was ranked second in the CFP poll but managed only 259 yards after piling up 488 in the November 11 rout.

Stidham looked like an National Football League quarterback on the first possession of the game when he zipped a pass into Nate Craig-Myers for the first points of the game, but he spent much of the rest of the game running for his life.

"They flipped the script on us from the last game", Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said.

"Strength and stability go hand-in-hand, and we have both in coach Malzahn", Auburn President Steven Leath said in a statement.

Auburn fans must be breathing sighs of relief over news that Malzahn is staying put, since CBS Sports reported earlier Sunday that Arkansas was giving him the hard sell.

Malzahn is in his fifth season at Auburn and is 45-21.

Four plays later, Fromm threw his second touchdown pass - a 7-yarder to Terry Godwin. But the Tigers were stymied by two crucial turnovers, a blocked field goal and a Georgia team eager to make up for its embarrassing 40-17 defeat on the Plains.

Penalties kept the Bulldogs doing even more damage.

Georgia drove the other way for the tying score and tacked on the first of two field goals by Rodrigo Blankenship for a 10-7 lead at the half. "Nothing worth having comes easy in this game".

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