Red Hot Bulldogs Travel To Rocky Top In SEC Battle
#6 Georgia Bulldogs vs. Tennessee Volunteers 3:30 pm
Georgia is coming off an impressive home victory over the #6 ranked LSU Tigers 44-41. Senior quarterback Aaron Murray threw 4 touchdowns against LSU and will be looking for more against the Vols. On the season, Murray has completed 68.1 percent of his passes for 1,338 yards with 11 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Star running back Todd Gurley hurt his ankle against LSU and will be questionable for this matchup. Fortunately for the Bulldogs they have a solid backup running back in Keith Marshall. Marshall filled in and played well for Gurley on Saturday. On the season, Marshall is averaging 4.2 yards per carry.
Tennessee is coming off a lackluster home victory over South Alabama. South Alabama had an opportunity to tie the ball game against the Volunteers, however, a last second pass was intercepted in the end zone. The Vols turned the ball over 3 times in the home victory and will need to pull out all of the stops to get the victory in Knoxville on Saturday.
-Georgia has won 3 straight over Tennessee and won last year's matchup in Athens 51-44.
-Georgia is averaging 41.3 points per game.
-Georgia is averaging 345 passing yards per game (9th in the nation).
-Georgia is averaging 209 rushing yards per game.
-Georgia is giving up 126.7 rushing yards per game.
-Georgia is giving up 277 passing yards per game.
-Georgia is a -1 in turnover margin.
-Georgia OL protecting Murray very well allowing 6 sacks on the season.
-Sophmore Wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley has emerged as Murray's big play receiver. On the season, Wesley has 14 receptions for 289 yards and 2 touchdowns.
-UT has struggled passing the football and cannot get into a shootout with Georgia. UT is 112th in the nation averaging 154 passing yards per game.
-UT has been solid rushing the football averaging 215.4 rushing yards per game (35th).
-UT is averaging 31.8 points per game (60th in the country).
-UT running backs Rajion Neal and Marlon Lane have combined for 9 touchdowns on the season.
-UT defense surrendering 26.8 points per game (74th in the nation).
-UT rushing defense allowing 163.2 rushing yards per game.
-UT giving up 249.8 passing yards per game.
-UT defense has been very opportunistic creating turnovers and is a +3 in turnover margin.
-UT very disciplined football team with only 17 penalties on the year.
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