Six Vols Georgia football must stop to get 10th victory

Jordan Davis tackles Missouri running back Tyler Badie. (Photo By: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)
Jordan Davis tackles Missouri running back Tyler Badie. (Photo By: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Hendon Hooker rolls out to pass against the Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo By: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports) /

Probably the most explosive player on the field for Tennessee is Hendon Hooker, the Vols quarterback.

Hooker is a monster with the ball in his hands and can hurt teams with his legs and passes.

Hooker is the second-leading rusher for the Vols as he has 113 carries for 458 yards and four scores while averaging 4.1 yards a touch. On the season, he has completed 129-of-186 passes for 1,894 yards, 21 touchdowns and two interceptions. He has a 69.35% pass completion rate and gains more confidence by the week.

Last week against the Kentucky Wildcats, Hooker went 15-of-20 for 316 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed 11 times for 41 yards. He did get sacked five times, though.

Hooker is the heart and soul of this Volunteer offense. He has taken on a leadership role and helped make this offense explosive. Tennessee got a gem from Virginia Tech, and his experience has also allowed the offense to gain confidence in themselves.

Georgia’s priority is getting him rattled and uncomfortable in the pocket, but they also need to be ready for him to use his legs like Missouri’s quarterbacks did last week. The Dawgs have a challenging task with Hooker because he is a veteran that has a high football IQ.

However, he hasn’t quite seen anything like this defense, so it’ll be interesting to see what kind of success he has against the Dawgs. Georgia needs to get in his face and stay there. If he gets comfortable, that secondary will have to be ready to make plays because he hasn’t made many so far.