How the Vols could upset Georgia

Sunday, 01 Oct, 2017

Five plays and 26 yards later, Fromm ran four yards into the end zone to seal the 24-0 first half. I thought UT athletic department legend Gus Manning could have matched what Dormady did. "We just have to continue to go back, figure out what's wrong and fix it so we can execute it better".

Tennessee now must build off that performance.

No. 7 Georgia dismantled Tennessee 41-0 at Neyland Stadium on Saturday and improved to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the SEC through that process.

Tennessee was last shutout 31-0 by Florida in 1994.

It's no secret that Saturday is a huge game for Tennessee football, and it's fair to question whether a really, really ugly loss to Georgia could cost Butch Jones his job (whether he's fired this week or not, his next three games, against Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama should seal his fate, one way or another). "That really hurt us and really, really impacted the game". Heck, look at the line history: Georgia opened -7 and was bet all the way down to -2.5, before closing at -3.

Last year's game was the latest in a series of down-to-the-wire matchups. However, Tennessee defensive coordinator Bob Shoop will have his hands full with the Bulldogs this weekend.

The UMass game was a good indicator of the group effort.

Auburn's defense is superb as the Tigers are one of three teams in FBS that has not given up more than 14 points in a game.

"We can't go out there and have the same energy we did last Saturday", defensive tackle Kendal Vickers said. The Vols also turned the ball over four times.

The Vols have won five games they trailed by double-digit margins since the start of the 2016 season. The defensive line was able to get good pressure on Jake Fromm, but Nick Chubb wasn't beating the Vols either.

Dormady couldn't explain the sudden increase in turnovers when he was asked about them. "But Darrell Taylor, Kongbo and Phillips all have a knack for getting to the quarterback".

Tennessee's first snap from scrimmage was a horizontal pass that was picked off by Georgia's Tyrique. Georgia Tech and Indiana State combined for just 29 pass attempts against the Vols. Offensively, the Bulldogs rushed for almost 300 yards with four total touchdowns. For over/under total speculation, bettors are looking at 47 points for the complete college football game. If you'd like to find out more about, feel free to check out our own detailed sportsbook review. After the first quarter, Tennessee's defense had no answer for that.

Georgia hasn't allowed any sacks in its last two games.

Penn State received a scare from a solid Iowa team last week in Iowa, but managed to pull out a 21-19 victory, albeit as 13-point chalk, thanks to a last second touchdown pass from Trace McSorley to Juwan Johnson. There's no one else for Jones and Tennessee to blame but themselves.

"I think we'll start seeing some of them back on the sidelines", Kendrick said of the injured players.