Georgia football made history last Saturday against the Vols as they moved to 10-0 overall and 8-0 in SEC play for the first time since 1982.
The Dawgs smoked Tennessee 41-17, which gives them nine straight wins by 17 or more points.
Dominance is the message each week, and Georgia continues to do just that. Tennessee challenged the Dawgs, but the No.1 team in the country handled that test with ease. Once they settled in and remembered who they were, Tennessee had no chance.
The Dawgs did what they’ve done all season — smother the other team until they cannot take it anymore. While Tennessee scored 17 points, that doesn’t matter. Someone had to score more than 13 points on Georgia, and if it helps their confidence, so be it.
Georgia football excelled on most of the stat sheet, but these three stood out the most.
The Dawgs needed to prove they could hang on with an explosive offense, and while Tennessee isn’t the best team, they have a quarterback that can hurt people.
Tennessee finished the game with 387 total offensive yards, and 332 of those came through the air. While Georgia’s defense gave up the most passing yards all season, it was the only thing Tennessee could do on offense. Georgia eliminated the rush attack, so it’s understandable why the secondary got targeted so much.
And the secondary is still figuring out stuff, and once they made some adjustments during this game, the passing game wasn’t as successful for the Vols.
Georgia has some cleaning up to do, but thankfully, the next two weeks are against opponents with whom they can do that.
After watching the Tennessee game over again and diving into the rabbit hole that is Georgia football statistics, here are three stats that stood out from this matchup.