More videos have surfaced of cheap shots delivered by Auburn's Nick Fairley to Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray during Saturday's game at Auburn. The top video shows Fairley using his facemask to cut Murray's chin after a pass in the first quarter.
Take a closer look at the video below to see exactly how Fairley cut Murray. Sneaky stuff. The guy knows all the tricks. Thanks to Sports by Brooks.
Murray also suffered a "pretty deep bruise in his chest" and a bruised left knee, according to Bulldog coach Mark Richt. He is expected to return for the Bulldogs' game against Georgia Tech on Nov. 27.
After the jump is video of Fairley driving Murray into the ground. Georgia players finally retaliated and the teams scuffled near the end of the game. Tiger defensive linemen Mike Blanc and Michael Goggans were ejected after throwing punches and under NCAA rules, they must sit out the first half of Auburn's next game, which happens to be a biggie — at Alabama on Nov. 26. Fairley, meanwhile, goes unpunished.
If all this wasn't enough, a Georgia fan is suspected of setting fire to toilet paper hanging from an oak tree at Toomer's Corner on Saturday night. The fire was contained within five minutes and no damage was done to the tree.
There has been a series of incidents involving the teams over the years. In 1986, the Auburn grounds crew turned on the sprinkler system and doused Georgia fans who were celebrating their team's 20-16 victory at Jordan-Hare Stadium. In 1996, Georgia mascot Uga V lunged after an Auburn player (photo below).