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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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Georgia4-03-131.0011.5019.52-11-00-40-30-1
Tennessee3-11-330.2521.758.50-21-11-30-21-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
GEORGI12.5623.43-10.88
TENN12.617.6-4.99

Yards Per Pass

NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
GEORGI14.768.396.37
TENN11.6812.49-0.81
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
GEORGI4.883.021.86
TENN4.785.10-0.32
Team Records

Georgia Bulldogs

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall4-03-01-03-12-11-031.0011.5019.50
vs Conf1-01-00-01-01-00-031.003.0028.00
Last 33-02-01-02-11-11-031.0012.0019.00
Tennessee Volunteers
NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall3-12-01-11-30-21-130.2521.758.50
vs Conf0-10-00-11-00-01-020.0026.00-6.00
Last 32-12-00-11-20-21-026.3315.3311.00

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense31.006421.7549
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense141.0099115.0015
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense185.0045133.0061
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense30.256911.509
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense209.5089210.0044
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense147.508955.0014

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Georgia6-43-6-17-330.20172.804.6830.7058.63224.80397.601.40
Tennessee4-66-3-17-329.90117.803.4033.3059.76261.10378.901.60

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Oct 1, 2016TENNGEORGI34-3112723035731812113922
Oct 10, 2015GEORGITENN31-3816527944412073125192
Sep 27, 2014TENNGEORGI32-3511728440122891474362
Oct 5, 2013GEORGITENN34-3123819643401892154041
Sep 29, 2012TENNGEORGI44-5119728147842742865603
Oct 8, 2011GEORGITENN20-121392273660-212902690
Oct 9, 2010TENNGEORGI14-41926026931362664020
Oct 10, 2009GEORGITENN19-458915224131623104721
Oct 11, 2008TENNGEORGI14-26120820901483104582
Oct 6, 2007GEORGITENN14-356917424311902214110

SEC Football Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Georgia Bulldogs

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Sep 23, 2017MIS.ST31-3W-2.5/50W/U203201404177103280-1H
Sep 16, 2017SAMFOR42-14W-33/284175459222272490H
Sep 9, 2017NOTRD20-19W5/57W/U185141326552102650A
Sep 2, 2017APP-ST31-10W-13/47W/U2211473681361482842H
Dec 30, 2016TCU31-23W3/48W/O248164412175146321-1A

Tennessee Volunteers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Sep 23, 2017MASS17-13W-27.5/58L/U1351843191441372811H
Sep 16, 2017FLA20-26L6.5/50.5W/U1832594421682123800A
Sep 9, 2017IND.ST42-7W-35.5/160235395122932152H
Sep 4, 2017GATECH42-41W-4/54.5L/O148221369535120655-2A
Dec 30, 2016NEBR38-24W-9.5/60W/O230291521612573180H

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

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