Tennessee Prepares for Gritty Battle Against Division Rival Georgia
Updated: Nov 11
It's been three years since the Tennessee Volunteers created one of the most sensational plays in college football. That sensational play was of course Jauan Jennings' catch as time expired against Georgia in 2016 to lift the Vols over the Bulldogs 34-31. Since then #3 Georgia has owned this rivalry by winning three straight games against Tennessee, but Saturday could be the day the #14 Vols break the streak.
In Georgia's last matchup against then #7 ranked Auburn, the Bulldogs showed that their defensive unit was still one of the best in college football by only allowing 6 points to the Tigers. Along with their defense, the offensive line is a major strength of Georgia. This was on display in primetime last week when it seemed Auburn could get no push against the Bulldogs offensive front.
The positive for Tennessee is that they have something Auburn doesn't have; a strong offensive line. Expect to see a heavy rushing attack built on the legs on Ty Chandler and Eric Gray from the Vols on Saturday. Defensively, Tennessee will have to go with a four-down linemen set to contain Georgia's strong running game, and send linebackers on a blitz to put pressure on Georgia QB Stetson Bennett.
Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 on CBS.