Georgia football has beat an opponent by at least 17 points for the ninth straight week as the Dawgs beat Tennessee 41-17 on Saturday.
The Vols challenged the Dawgs a bit, but it wasn’t enough to make Georgia nervous. At no point during this game did the thought that Tennessee would win this thing cross my mind. Georgia was dealing with the stomach flu and losing some key players, so it was understandable why it took them a little bit to get some momentum.
Tennessee has an explosive offense, and the Dawgs knew that coming into this game, so their mindset was more about limiting those big plays and shutting down the Vols on the ground.
Give Josh Heupel credit because this Tennessee team looks like a completely different team than it did during their Week 2 loss to Pitt. He has his guys buying into his culture and what he wants to do with that program, and that is what Tennessee needs.
Since Kirby Smart got to Athens, the Dawgs have beaten their third Tennessee coach in five years as Butch Jones was the last to defeat the Dawgs in 2016. Hopefully, the university will give Heupel the time to do what he needs to because he did a stand-up job against the Dawgs.
Georgia football got win No.10 Saturday night. Here are 10 takeaways that led to their success
Tennessee stood tough throughout the game, but once the Dawgs got into a rhythm, they were able to stop the Vols and gave their offense plenty of opportunities to put together drives and score.
However, the Vols ran into a much better team tonight — one that is on a mission to win their first national title in 41 years. Georgia did their job on Saturday night as they could march down the field when they needed to and put up 41 points. That 41-number showing up tonight when the Dawgs needed to make a statement is kind of eerie but seems to be a good sign.
Georgia is one of three undefeated teams remaining, and after the way they handled Tennessee on Saturday night, they are the undisputed No.1 team in the country. Their goals remain intact, and this win proves they have what it takes to go all the way. The last two times a Georgia team went 10-0 — 1980 and 1942, so it’s a good sign.
Here are 10 in-depth takeaways from the Dawgs 10th historic victory on the season.