Tennessee travels to Athens this weekend for a huge SEC East matchup against the 5th ranked Georgia Bulldogs. Let’s check out the Dawgs by the numbers:
Total Offense: #13 (530.00 ypg)
Passing Offense: #28 (287.50 ypg)
Rushing Offense: #18 (242.50 ypg)
Total Defense: #43 (343.25 ypg)
Passing Defense: #43 (207.75 ypg)
Rushing Defense: #49 (135.50 ypg)
Georgia ranks 36th in the country in the 3rd down conversions (23/51, 45%) while Tennessee ranks 17th in the country in 3rd down conversion defense (18/63, 29%). Tennessee ranks first in the SEC in 1st Downs. Can the Bulldogs limit the Vols on first down? Georgia ranks #21 in the country in first down defense.
Tennessee hasn’t defeated UGA since 2009. The Vols won 45-19. Jonathan Crompton was 20-27 for 310 yards and 4 TDs.
Tennessee hasn’t defeated UGA in Athens since 2006. The Vols won 51-33 after trailing 24-14 at halftime.