Georgia just gave Tennessee its worst Knoxville loss in 112 years
Oct 01 2017 by Dustin Murphy
Georgia, coming off a 31-3 thumping of Mississippi State, took advantage of a pitiful offensive effort by humbled Tennessee and cruised to a 41-0 SEC victory before a sellout crowd of 102,455 at checker-boarded Neyland Stadium.
Joshua Dobbs heaved it into the end zone and Jauan Jennings outjumped four Georgia defenders and came down with it for the winning score. Last season in Athens Georgia thought it had the game won when freshman quarterback Jacob Eason threw a 47-yard touchdown pass with 10 seconds left to give Georgia a 31-28 lead.
When Nick Chubb speaks, everyone else listens. Third-down conversions from Fromm.
Aware that his Bulldogs had just earned the school's 800th win in football, Smart said of his alma mater: "I think Georgia is one of the greatest programs in the country".
Meanwhile, with Vols superstar alum Peyton Manning on hand, the home side looked completely lost. Tennessee grabbed the first lead of the game at 7-0 in the second quarter and later led 17-6, but they just couldn't shake the Minutemen and eventually settled for the four-point victory. "It is going to be effective and I'm sure everybody on the team will be willing to buy in". "It can be a negative".
Offensively, senior tailback Nick Chubb fueled the team's 294 rushing yards with 109 yards of his own, including 75 in the first half. De'Andre Swift added 36 yards on five carries.
Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm threw one touchdown pass and ran for two more majors. Considering that, the best way to stop the Vols' pass rush will be to get good yardage on first downs and limit passing-downs altogether.
Before Saturday, none of the last six games in this series had been decided by more than eight points.
That's how writers get distracted. That loss to the Gators had been the only shutout of the Vols since a 44-0 blanking at Georgia in the 1981 season opener. The Bulldogs offensive line has improved greatly considering they were the group with most questions on the team heading into training camp. Eastern Time. Live televised game coverage is offered through CBS and their affiliated channels around the United States.
This Georgia team passes most of the eye ball tests. The defense can play. Now it needs to be good enough to beat Vanderbilt and Missouri before the inevitable showdown with Florida on October 28.
I think it's time Georgia fans to start believing that this is the team to strangle the SEC East and give Alabama the punch in the mouth in Atlanta that everyone has whiffed on so far.
Although there is only one loss between them, Tennessee and No. 7 Georgia appear to be headed in different directions.
"That was pretty much just film study and repetition of practice", McGhee said of the play.
"You don't come in here expecting that at all, honestly", Chubb said. Coach (Mel) Tucker does a tremendous job with that defense.
41-0. Shutouts always make the loudest statement.
"The bye week is coming at the right time", said Jones. But they have good defensive players and we'll learn from them.