Georgia Football: 2009 ‘What If’ Season Reimagined

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Aug 31, 2014; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers defensive lineman

Curt Maggitt

(56) removes his helmet to shake the rain from his hair as he departs the field after warm ups prior to the game against the Utah State Aggies at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Loss Number Three – at Tennessee

Final Score: 45-19
Georgia Record Coming In: 3-2
Reimagined Record Coming In: 5-0

After a heartbreaking loss at home to LSU, the Bulldogs had to travel to Knoxville and take on the Vols. Never a fun trip.

Cox was terrible against the Vols, throwing for only 146 yards and two interceptions, and Georgia was once against stymied on the ground, only putting up 89 rushing yards.

But Willie Martinez’s defense wasn’t up to the task that day either, giving up 45 points and 472 total yards of offense to the Volunteers. But you’d have to think that controlling the ball and the clock with Moreno in the backfield could have taken at least seven Tennessee points off the board, and Stafford/Moreno would have been good for 14 more between them.

That makes the final score 38-34 Vols. It’s possible Georgia could have pulled it out, but that point differential is just a lot to make up with two players.

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