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# 1 Georgia at #19 Tennessee Preview and Prediction

Broadcast Info:

Saturday, Nov. 18th at 3:30 pm on CBS

Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson on the call


Vol Network with Bob Kesling and Pat Ryan

Bulldog Network with Scott Howard and Eric Zeier

What's at Stake?

Georgia will enter Neyland Stadium this Saturday as the number one team in the country and looking for their 28th straight win to tie the SEC all-time winning streak. Not only is making history on the line, but Georgia's playoff aspirations are on the line as well. Georgia cannot afford a slip-up this late in the season, especially considering the four teams ranked under them are all undefeated. Tennessee would love to play spoiler and put an end to Georgia's quest for a "three-peat", but that will be a tall task against a Georgia team that is firing on all cylinders right now.

Georgia at Tennessee: Keys to the Game


To put it simply Georgia just needs to be Georgia. As long as they play disciplined football and avoid turnovers, the Bulldogs shouldn't have an issue with a Tennessee team that seems to be trending in the wrong direction. Brock Bowers should see more snaps this week after coming back from ankle surgery in last week's win over #13 Ole Miss and that's bad news for the Tennessee defense. Carson Beck, Ladd McConkey, and the rest of the Georgia offense have been impressive the last few weeks, and adding a healthy Bowers back into the mix makes an already impressive offense that much more dangerous.


Joe MIlton needs to have the game of his career for Tennessee to have a shot at knocking the Bulldogs off their pedestal. The Georgia defense has struggled against the outside run this season and Heupel will need to take advantage of what could be a kink in Georgia's armor by getting creative with the playcalling. If the Vols can utilize sweeps and screens to quickly get the ball outside to playmakers, like Squirrel White, this Tennessee offense could give the Bulldogs' defense fits. The Vols will also need to step it up in the secondary to force Carson Beck to make uncomfortable throws and get him out of rhythm early. If Tennesse can get Georgia OC Mike Bobo to lose confidence in the passing game early and rely more on the run, it will play to Tennessee's strength on defense, which is stopping the run.


With this being a rivalry game, the intensity will be strong for both teams. With a 100,000-plus Vol faithful behind them, the Volunteers will come out strong and play much better than they did last week against Missouri. This will be a close game through the half with a possible halftime lead for the Vols. Georgia will come out in the second half fired up and begin to take control of the game. The Bulldogs will pull away late 3rd or early 4th quarter, and never look back. The Volunteers will put up a valiant effort, but the Bulldogs will prove to be too much for Tennessee.

Georgia 45 Tennessee 31


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