Coming off a humiliating loss against Alabama, Georgia travels to Tennessee this week to take on the Tennessee Volunteers. Though the loss put them at a 4-1 record, the dawgs were able to hang in the top 25 this week, falling to 19. Tennessee, on the other hand, hasn’t seen the top 25 since the first week’s polls and their loss to Oklahoma.
In preseason predictions, some thought this match up would decide who would go on to win the SEC East. Now, with neither team in first place, it’s possible the East might go to someone else.
Tennessee, under the leadership of Jones, has blown double digit leads in 3 of their first 5 games. These epic losses have many fans believing that Jones is incapable of finishing in the big leagues.
Georgia quarterbacks Greyson Lambert and Brice Ramsey will be looking to prove their worth after their showing this past week. With the Tide’s defense stopping any run attempt, they were forced to go to the air game, and the results speak for themselves. Lambert ended his day 10 for 24 for only 86 yards plus one interception. Ramsey went 1 for 6 for 20 yards with two interceptions, one being returned 50 yards for a touchdown by Eddie Jackson.
The Vols, however, are a totally different team. The Vols come into Saturday’s game last in total defense (414 ypg) 11th in run defense (171.6 ypg) and second to last in pass defense (242.4 ypg). If the Vols are to have a chance, they will need to stop the Bulldog’s star running back Nick Chubb, who extended his 100/game streak to 13 against the tide.
The Vols have talent in the run skills, as well, with backs Jalen Hurd and Alvin Kamara, not to mention the scrambling ability of quarterback Joshua Dobbs. If the Vols are going to have a chance of winning, their offense needs to hit hard, fast, and sustain that the entire 4 quarters. Many fans believe that, if the Vols lose this game, Butch Jones’ tenure with the Volunteers will be the next thing in limbo.
We will see out it all plays out this Saturday at Neyland Stadium, with the game airing at 3:30 pm eastern.