November 12, 2021 12:00 pm ET
No. 1 Georgia (9-0) will roam back and forth to Knoxville for a matchup with Tennessee (5-4) this Saturday.
The Volunteers are coming off of an infinite 45-42 take over No. 18 Kentucky on the road. The Tennessee offense is without doubt one of many finest in the SEC by nine video games and boasts one of many quickest snap sequences in college football.
They’ll be pitted in opposition to a Georgia protection that has been dominant all season. The Bulldogs are finest giving up 6.6 aspects per sport up to now, however will face one of their toughest tests up to now versus the Volunteers.
Right here’s what the media is asserting earlier than the matchup :
By Dan Harralson, Vols Wire
“Georgia has now not allowed more than 13 aspects this season to its opponents. Tennessee’s lowest point total below first-yr head coach Josh Heupel is 14. The Vols misplaced, 38-14, at Florida on Sept. 25. Tennessee has totaled 344 aspects by nine video games in 2021, whereas Georgia has given up 59 in nine contests.”
By Joe Williams,
“The Bulldogs rob a exiguous 25-23-2 all-time sequence lead, with Georgia profitable every of the previous four meetings. That entails a 44-21 take closing season in Athens Oct. 10, and a 43-14 blowout take Oct. 5, 2019 in Georgia’s closing seek the advice of with to Tennessee. UGA has gained nine of the outdated 11 matchups total.”
Georgia vs Tennessee Prediction, Sport Preview
ATHENS, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 10: Channing Tindall #41 of the Georgia Bulldogs tackles Eric Gray #3 of the Tennessee Volunteers at some point soon of the 2nd half at Sanford Stadium on October 10, 2020 in Athens, Georgia. (Portray by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Photos)
By Pete Fiutak, College Soccer News
“Tennessee will never indulge in the ball. It’s ineffective closing in college football in time of possession – that’s form of by produce with the manner the O plays – however that’s going to be an infinite, huge verbalize. Georgia’s protection will get hold of out about mortal for a pair of drives, however the offensive aspect will overcome a tight first half to rumble for huge rushing yards as the 2nd half rolls on. It’s now not exactly going to be a distress, however it’ll be the principle time when any individual does something in disagreement protection.”
Tennessee ‘Will Hang In A Lot Longer Than Expected’ In opposition to Georgia
ATHENS, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 10: Josh Palmer #5 of the Tennessee Volunteers reacts after pulling on this touchdown reception in opposition to DJ Daniel #14 of the Georgia Bulldogs at some point soon of the principle half at Sanford Stadium on October 10, 2020 in Athens, Georgia. (Portray by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Photos)
By Brian Jones, CBS Sports actions
“No opposing offense has scored more than 13 aspects on this Georgia protection. Can Tennessee be the principle?”
“I actually reflect they can. Quite so much of things are pointing of their desire. And one is they desire to play fleet. They gain in something like a minute and 29 seconds. They don’t indulge in a big chunk of time of possession, due to they don’t need it. But they gain pretty snappily, and whilst you roam relief to closing week’s sport versus Kentucky, they caught in Kentucky off guard. They weren’t situation on the defensive aspect of the ball, and Tennessee was as soon as ready to disclose that. And I get hold of out about for them to try and fabricate the same to Georgia, as they’ve been doing all season long. So I reflect they’re going to attain more than 13 aspects, namely in the occasion that they can steal them off guard, as they as they did closing weekend.”
By Price Nagi, Saturday Down South
“Georgia is ranked 44th in the nation in total offense and averaging over 38 aspects per sport. They’re more than exact ample on that aspect of the ball to arrangement them the percentages on popular to take their first national title since 1980. As for Tennessee, few expected the Vols to be 5-4 in Josh Heupel’s first yr. Hendon Hooker has grown to turn into one of many SEC’s breakout gamers in 2021, with 2,352 total yards of offense, 21 passing TDs and finest 2 interceptions. Hooker is winding up 69% of his passes. He’s added 4 rushing touchdowns as neatly.”
A brand sleek episode of “UGA Soccer Live with JC Shelton” is out now! Special customer and used Georgia linebacker Dannell Ellerbe stops by and JC previews UGA’s matchup with Tennessee. Hear right here: