Georgia has some scores to settle with Tennessee


On the game's first play from scrimmage - the opening kickoff sailed through the end zone - Georgia's right cornerback Tyrique McGhee intercepted a Quinten Dormady pass and the Bulldogs turned the opportunity into a 38-yard Rodrigo Blankenship field goal. After the first quarter, Tennessee's defense had no answer for that.

Said Georgia coach Kirby Smart on the Bulldogs' defensive effort: "That's not my defense". So what did they think of Saturday's result? We're trying to improve and we're starting to see how good we can be but they can't start believing the hype. They'd beaten the Bulldogs on a Hail Mary at the horn last season at Sanford Stadium.

Look, we're not saying Ole Miss is going to beat Alabama - the Rebels won't - but don't be surprised if Patterson gives the Crimson Tide secondary more trouble than it is used to receiving.

Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va., is one of the toughest places to play in college football when it's rocking.

Quarterback Jake Fromm accounted for three of Georgia's touchdowns, rushing for two and throwing for another score.

The Volunteers defense has certainly shown improvement since giving up over 600 yards of total offense to Georgia Tech in week one.

Even when things went right in the second half (running back John Kelly rumbled for a 44-yard reception), they went wrong (he was stripped by Aaron Davis and J.R. Reed recovered). "Jacob Eason has to focus on getting healthy, getting 100 percent".

And the punt that was blocked by a Georgia player's head because it was so low.

Obviously, the first-play pick by Dormady. Tennessee's offensive line is a mess, too. "He can make all the runs, make the long runs, make the 'dirty runs, ' as we call them, the 3- and 4-yard gains".

"Keep chopping wood, and let's get some more", Smart said post-game Saturday. Lorenzo Carter and linebacker Roquan Smith have led the Georgia linebackers with a combined 33 tackles, 4.5 tackles-for-loss, and four sacks so far this season.

Here's a spark: Justin Martin gets an interception to start the second quarter.

Manning said Friday during a campus visit that Jones "literally eats, sleeps and breathes" Tennessee football.

Georgia completes a 7 play, 54 yard drive with a Javon Wims touchdown.

Beginning of the show: Tennessee defensive coordinator Bob Shoop has concerns about Georgia. The last time Tennessee was shut out was at home against Florida in 1994.

Amusing enough, I ended up a going a little old school this week, landing on teams which pride themselves on a solid ground attack and play sound defense.

The Vols first play was an interception. "The kids play hard, they bought in to playing with toughness and practicing that way".

Chubb has the third-most rushing yards in the SEC with 371 and is tied for the league lead in rushing touchdowns with six. The Bulldogs offensive line will win in the trenches, allowing Chubb and the stable of Georgia running backs to run wild.