The Georgia Bulldogs head to Knoxville for their final SEC regular-season game, and it’s honestly weird to see these two playing in November.
These two usually faceoff in September, but it’ll be interesting this year because those Vols have a little confidence heading into this game after knocking off Kentucky 45-42 last week.
The Dawgs manhandled Missouri 43-6 and won by five touchdowns in Athens as for the eighth straight week, they beat opponents by at least 17 points.
After their respected games last week, Georgia is coming into this game at 9-0,7-0 while Tennessee is 5-4, 3-3.
Georgia let up the most rushing yards since UAB but still managed to blow out Missouri. Dawg fans have such high expectations, but so does head coach Kirby Smart.
So after that game, this week will be all about refocusing and fixing the minor mistakes they made against the Tigers because Tennessee’s offense is explosive.
However, facing this kind of offense in November will only benefit the Dawgs because it will be similar to what they will see in the postseason.
Georgia will get another 3:30 p.m. kickoff, and the Dawgs will be ready to knock the Vols down a few notches.
Georgia Bulldogs vs. Tennessee Volunteers odds for Week 11
As we welcome the 11th week of the holy college football season, according to the latest odds from WynnBET, Georgia comes into this game as a 19.5 point favorite over the Vols.
If you like betting totals, WynnBET currently lists the over/under for this matchup at 54.5 points.
Tennessee beating Kentucky helps the Vols out this week in terms of those odds, but that is okay. This matchup should never have double-digit odds because usually, there is no telling how it’ll go.
Georgia doesn’t need to take Tennessee lightly by any means, but if they focus and do their job, it’ll be another smooth blowout for the Dawgs.
Both Georgia and Tennessee average 38 points a game offensively, but defensively, the Dawgs dominate, giving up just 6.56 points while Tennessee gives up 28.22.
Tennessee is pretty balanced offensively, averaging 217.1 yards on the ground and 240.56 through the air.
Through nine games, they give up on average 153.3 rushing yards and 264.67 passing yards.
Tennessee averages 457.7 total offensive yards a game while holding opponents to 418.
The Vols are No. 3 in the SEC in scoring offense behind the Dawgs at No.2 and Alabama at No.1. Tennessee knows how to utilize their playmakers, and it’s helped them out this season a ton.
Georgia still has the conference’s No.1 defense in all four main stat categories as it continues to steamroll opponents week after week.
The Dawgs need to hunker down, though, because this offense is better than Missouri’s and can cause some problems if they’re not ready.
Georgia Bulldogs vs. Tennessee Volunteers prediction for Week 11
Some media analysts think Tennessee will be the first to score over 13 points on the Dawgs this year, but they will likely be mistaken again. It’s expected to believe at some point that this defense will give up big points or something, but maybe not.
Georgia’s defense has weekly goals they like to abide by, and after Missouri rushed for over 100 yards last week, it’s time to batten down the hatches and get refocused.
Despite winning by five touchdowns, the Dawgs gave up too much yardage for their liking. This week they have an opportunity to remind people who they are and how demoralizing they can be to opponents.
Tennessee could succeed, but they will have to fight for it because Georgia isn’t cruising anymore. With three games in the regular season to go, it’s time to remind everyone what got them to where they are right now — a dominating defense that makes teams quit.
The Dawgs will remind Tennessee they aren’t ready to be competitive in the SEC East again, and it’ll be another blowout.
Georgia beats Tennessee 45-7 and moves to 10-0 overall on the season, securing that No.1 spot and moving onto the next opponent.
The 19.5 point spread seems fair in this matchup because Tennessee has an offense that can score, but that’ll depend on finding a way to score touchdowns against Georgia. Field goals aren’t going to beat the Dawgs, and that 54.5 total could be a good bet to take, at least for Georgia.