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Georgia QB shuffle to continue vs. Auburn

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Leading up to Georgia’s 27-3 victory over Kentucky this past weekend, head coach Mark Richt said Greyson Lambert would get the start but others would see time at quarterback as well. Brice Ramsey was the other quarterback to see some playing time, and it looks like that will be the plan once again this week as the Bulldogs take on Auburn.

“We’ll go into this week thinking we’ll play Greyson (Lambert) and Brice (Ramsey) again,” Richt said Sunday night, according to a report from Athens Banner-Herald. “If we were having success we were just going to kind of keep with whoever was in there,” Richt said. “It wasn’t so much a hot hand, but just the continuity of how things were going. That was really the main thing.”

Against Kentucky, Lambert completed six of 13 pass attempts for 64 yards and a touchdown while starting and playing the entire second half. Ramsey, in his limited first-half action, completed four of six attempts for 26 yards. Georgia’s passing offense ranks 97th in the nation entering this week, with 193.4 passing yards per game. The days of having Aaron Murray or Matthew Stafford appear to be distant memories the way the Georgia passing game has been going lately. Georgia’s total passing yards has decreased each week since throwing for 279 against Tennessee on October 10 (178 yards vs. Missouri, 154 yards vs. Florida, 90 yards vs. Kentucky).

Auburn’s passing defense ranks 80th in the nation, allowing 239.3 yards per game through the air. That number dropped after giving up just 137 passing yards to Texas A&M in a 26-10 victory on Saturday. Auburn picked off three passes against the Aggies and two the previous week against Ole Miss.