Georgia Bulldogs Handle Tennessee’s Top-Rated Offense
The Georgia Bulldogs handle the Tennessee Volunteers top-rated offense with no issues this past Saturday en route to a 27-13 win between the hedges. Tennessee came into the game averaging 50 points on offense and Georgia averaged only giving up 10 points a contest. Georgia started out fast but did fumble the ball on their first possession, which was there only real hiccup the entire game. Is Georgia just that good above all the other teams, or is Tennessee just play subpar teams and just look dominant?
Well, yes and no. Georgia is just that good and Tennessee has played some really good teams. Out of Tennessee’s nine games played so far, four have been ranked in the Top 25. Tennessee beat LSU, Alabama, and Kentucky easily, but fell to Georgia. Tennessee is that good, but Georgia is just a couple steps better.
Georgia has a better offense this year than last year’s championship team, which makes them better as an all around team.
Game Notes Versus Tennessee
As mentioned in the paragraphs above, the only hiccup of the game for Georgia came on their opening drive when running back Dajun Edwards fumbled the ball to give Tennessee great field position at mid field. But Tennessee could only come away with a field goal.
Georgia’s next possession only took three plays. A 53-yard pass and catch from Quarterback Stetson Bennett to Wide Receiver Arian Smith, running back Kenny McIntosh 15-yard run, then Bennett ended the scoring drive with a 13-yard run for the Bulldogs first touchdown.
Wide Receiver Ladd McConkey would add the second touchdown on a 37-yard pass from Bennett just a play after the no safety call that was called in the endzone, but clearly a safety, that would have given Georgia two more points. But in reality, McConkey might not have scored the touchdown if the safety was called, a different play might have been run.
On second and goal from the five yard line, Bennett finds wide receiver Marcus Rosemy-JackSaint for the third score. Georgia would then tack on six more points on two field goals from place kicker Jack Podlesny to end the scoring at 27 for the Bulldogs.
Georgia’s defense put on another brilliant performance Saturday. Coming into the game, the Bulldogs had 10 total sacks on the season. The defense sacked Tennessee QB Hendon Hooker six times. But there was even a better statistic. Coming into the game, the Bulldogs had pressured opposing quarterbacks 39 times in eight games, this game they pressured Hooker 20 times. Those statistics are the reasons why Tennessee couldn’t get their offense going because Hendon was either sacked or running for his life on every play.
No Question Who Is #1
Last week when all the polls came out they had Tennessee a top the playoff poll, and Georgia a top both the AP and Coaches Poll. So many questions as to why Tennessee leaps Georgia and even Ohio State at that time. Well, at that time they thought Tennessee was the sexy pick because of their high powered, scoring at will offense. Georgia quieted the debate and there is no question as who is #1 in all three polls this week. Georgia is #1 in the AP and Coaches poll this week, and also the CFP Poll.
Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, TCU are your top four
Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, TCU
All these teams are 9-0, and are the only remaining undefeated teams in the Top 25.
The #1 Georgia Bulldogs (9-0) head out onto the road to Mississippi to take on the the other Bulldogs of Mississippi State (6-3). Kickoff is set for Saturday, November 12 at 7:00PM on ESPN. Read more of my articles here, and next week read my writeup on this game and more Georgia football coverage at Gridiron Heroics.
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