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No. 7 Georgia Heads to Rocky Top to Battle Vols

Georgia Bulldogs Football

Georgia Going into Hostile Environment

The 7th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs and the Tennessee Volunteers will renew their long running SEC rivalry on Saturday. They battle at Neyland Stadium where the fans will make you want to jab your ears out with knitting needles singing “Rocky Top”.

Neyland Stadium is one of the hardest venues in the nation to play in for visiting teams. It is going to be interesting to see how Georgia true freshman QB Jake Fromm reacts in a hostile environment. He handled the pressure at Notre Dame, but that is not like playing in some of these SEC Stadiums.

Oddsmakers have Georgia as a 9.5-point favorite. The line has went from 7 to 9.5 over the last 3 days. The total is at 47.

Georgia will have redemption on its mind Saturday. Tennessee won last season’s game on a 43-yard Hail-Mary into the end zone from Joshua Dobbs.

That 34-31 final score held true to the recent history of the series. The last six games between the squads has been settled by eight points or less. three of the last four have been decided by a field goal.

Georgia Defense Looks to Keep Making Statement

Georgia won its last outing, a 31-3 result against The Mississippi State Bulldogs on September 23. UGA covered in that game as a -2.5-point favorite, while the 34 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Georgia’s offense is led by Jake Fromm. He was 9 of 12 for 201 yards and two touchdowns against Mississippi State. The senior backfield combination of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel is one of the top tandems in the nation. Chubb has 371 yards and six touchdowns. Michel 194 yards and two TDs. Chubb has not seen many carries in the 4th quarter this season because of blowout wins. Michel missed one game with an injury.

Georgia’s defense has been making a statement all season. The Bulldogs enter Saturday ranked fourth in total defense in the SEC. They are giving up only 269.5 yards per game. Georgia’s defense also rank third in scoring defense at 11.5 point per game.

They have a athletic defensive front seven. The unit is led up front by veterans John Atkins and Trenton Thompson. Inside linebacker Roquan Smith led the team in tackles last season. He has a team-high 27 this year. Outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter has three sacks this season. Davin Bellamy spearheaded a smothering effort in a 20-19 win at Notre Dame on Sept. 9.

Vols Look for Consistency on Offense

Tennessee won its last outing, a 17-13 result against UMASS Minutemen on September 23. Tennessee failed to cover in that game as a -27.5-point favorite, while the 30 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

The Volunteers’ inconsistency on offense has fans grumbling about head coach Butch Jones. The problems on offense makes this game seems crucial to the rest of the season.

The Vols were victims of a 63-yard Hail Mary loss to Florida two weeks ago. Tennessee was also taken to the brink last Saturday by a winless Massachusetts team. They finally prevailed 17-13. Many after the game including Jones questioned the Volunteers’ energy and passion.

Tennessee running back John Kelly leads the SEC with an average of 112.5 rushing yards per game. He will try to find holes in the tough Bulldogs’ defense. Quinten Dormady remains the starting quarterback. Jones did turned to freshman Jarrett Guarantano for a spark against UMass. Guarantano completed 2 of 5 passes for minus-3 yards.

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Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Georgia 4-0 3-1 31.00 11.50 19.5 2-1 1-0 0-4 0-3 0-1
Tennessee 3-1 1-3 30.25 21.75 8.5 0-2 1-1 1-3 0-2 1-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
GEORGI 12.56 23.43 -10.88
TENN 12.6 17.6 -4.99

Yards Per Pass

Name Offense Defense Differential
GEORGI 14.76 8.39 6.37
TENN 11.68 12.49 -0.81
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
GEORGI 4.88 3.02 1.86
TENN 4.78 5.10 -0.32
Team Records

Georgia Bulldogs

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 4-0 3-0 1-0 3-1 2-1 1-0 31.00 11.50 19.50
vs Conf 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 31.00 3.00 28.00
Last 3 3-0 2-0 1-0 2-1 1-1 1-0 31.00 12.00 19.00
Tennessee Volunteers
Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 3-1 2-0 1-1 1-3 0-2 1-1 30.25 21.75 8.50
vs Conf 0-1 0-0 0-1 1-0 0-0 1-0 20.00 26.00 -6.00
Last 3 2-1 2-0 0-1 1-2 0-2 1-0 26.33 15.33 11.00

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 31.00 64 21.75 49
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 141.00 99 115.00 15
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 185.00 45 133.00 61
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 30.25 69 11.50 9
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 209.50 89 210.00 44
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 147.50 89 55.00 14

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Georgia 6-4 3-6-1 7-3 30.20 172.80 4.68 30.70 58.63 224.80 397.60 1.40
Tennessee 4-6 6-3-1 7-3 29.90 117.80 3.40 33.30 59.76 261.10 378.90 1.60

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Oct 1, 2016 TENN GEORGI 34-31 127 230 357 3 181 211 392 2
Oct 10, 2015 GEORGI TENN 31-38 165 279 444 1 207 312 519 2
Sep 27, 2014 TENN GEORGI 32-35 117 284 401 2 289 147 436 2
Oct 5, 2013 GEORGI TENN 34-31 238 196 434 0 189 215 404 1
Sep 29, 2012 TENN GEORGI 44-51 197 281 478 4 274 286 560 3
Oct 8, 2011 GEORGI TENN 20-12 139 227 366 0 -21 290 269 0
Oct 9, 2010 TENN GEORGI 14-41 9 260 269 3 136 266 402 0
Oct 10, 2009 GEORGI TENN 19-45 89 152 241 3 162 310 472 1
Oct 11, 2008 TENN GEORGI 14-26 1 208 209 0 148 310 458 2
Oct 6, 2007 GEORGI TENN 14-35 69 174 243 1 190 221 411 0

SEC Football Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Georgia Bulldogs

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Sep 23, 2017 MIS.ST 31-3 W -2.5/50 W/U 203 201 404 177 103 280 -1 H
Sep 16, 2017 SAMFOR 42-14 W -33/ 284 175 459 22 227 249 0 H
Sep 9, 2017 NOTRD 20-19 W 5/57 W/U 185 141 326 55 210 265 0 A
Sep 2, 2017 APP-ST 31-10 W -13/47 W/U 221 147 368 136 148 284 2 H
Dec 30, 2016 TCU 31-23 W 3/48 W/O 248 164 412 175 146 321 -1 A

Tennessee Volunteers

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Sep 23, 2017 MASS 17-13 W -27.5/58 L/U 135 184 319 144 137 281 1 H
Sep 16, 2017 FLA 20-26 L 6.5/50.5 W/U 183 259 442 168 212 380 0 A
Sep 9, 2017 IND.ST 42-7 W -35.5/ 160 235 395 122 93 215 2 H
Sep 4, 2017 GATECH 42-41 W -4/54.5 L/O 148 221 369 535 120 655 -2 A
Dec 30, 2016 NEBR 38-24 W -9.5/60 W/O 230 291 521 61 257 318 0 H

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Next up:
Georgia at Vanderbilt Saturday, October 7
Tennessee home to South Carolina Saturday, October 14

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