UPDATE 5:00 P.M.: Dormady under-throws to Josh Palmer, pass is intercepted and returned to the UT 26 yard line. "During halftime, I didn't need to go over and see the defensive players, they had it under control, they were doing the adjustments, doing a really nice job so give credit where credit is due".
"There's no excuse to come out here and play the way we did", Tennessee offensive tackle Brett Kendrick told reporters after last week's contest, in which the Volunteers did not score for the first 25 minutes or in the final 22 minutes. Mayfield's numbers are still great, as he has thrown for 1,32 yards while completing 75 percent of his passes with 13 touchdowns and no interceptions. Kelly put up 91 yards from scrimmage, which accounted for over half of Tennessee's 142 yards of total offense. "Jake Fromm has to focus on getting better and improving". We didn't have any explosive plays.
Georgia hasn't allowed any sacks in its last two games. Bob Shoop's group responded and forced a field goal, but it immediately turned the game in Georgia's favor. Receiver Brandon Johnson has twice as many targets as No. 1 receiver Marquez Callaway, and Tyler Byrd has received just two targets since his return to injury.
Well, that and the fact they have to go up against this Saquon Barkley kid.
Even when things went right in the second half (running back John Kelly rumbled for a 44-yard reception), they went wrong (he was stripped by Aaron Davis and J.R. Reed recovered).
But the Vols aren't relying on the front four to provide all the pressure.
"The seeds of change planted by these men and so many others have blossomed today into hundreds of opportunities in every SEC sport and in the academic programs of our universities", said SEC commissioner Greg Sankey in a statement. Bennett made the trip to Notre Dame to be Georgia's third quarterback when Eason was ruled out. Safety and nickel have surprisingly been a strong suit for Tennessee with Nigel Warrior and Rashaan Gaulden playing extremely well. "I'm not expecting anything less, and he deserves it".
Georgia is heading into Knoxville as an eight-point favorite, even though none of the last five games in this series has been decided by more than seven points. The #CheckerNeyland experience is attractive to witness on TV and even better first-hand. At Neyland Stadium! This is not your dad's Tennessee of the SEC.
Tennessee managed just seven first downs and was shut out for the first time 1994.
"Peyton Manning's touchdown pass in the blazer". Tennessee doesn't look like it belongs anywhere near the top of the SEC.
To be fair, the Crimson Tide and the Bulldogs look like two of the best teams in the country, while Vanderbilt and Tennessee have struggled against quality opponents. It's hard to have that kind of optimism after this blanking.