UT run defense vs. UGA RB Todd Gurley
Tennessee ranks 11th in the SEC, allowing 164.2 rushing yards per game and 13th in the league in yards allowed per carry (4.6). Georgia's running game, spearheaded by Gurley's SEC-best 101.5 rushing yards per game, eats up an average of 242.5 per game. Gurley, a star newcomer in the league, has scored six of UGA's 14 touchdowns on the ground.
UT linebackers vs. UGA's play-action offense
Few are better than Georgia junior quarterback Aaron Murray in selling the play-action pass. His talents combined with the Bulldogs' dynamic ground game make the UGA offense a puzzle for opponents. UT's linebacking corps has had its share of difficulties covering the middle of the field since the season opener. Murray will look to keep the Vols guessing.
UGA OLB Jarvis Jones: Despite missing Georgia's 56-20 rout of Florida Atlantic, Jones ranks third in the SEC with 4.5 sacks and second in tackles for loss with 7.5. In a dominant performance at Missouri Sept. 8, the 6-foot-3, 241-pound junior posted nine tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles, five quarterback pressures and his first career interception. Jones has 17.5 sacks in his last 17 games.
UT WR Justin Hunter: Is there a better wide receiver in the country? Most NFL scouts say no. Returning like gangbusters from last season's torn ACL, Hunter ranks first in the SEC in receptions (30), receptions per game (7.5) and receiving touchdowns (4), and ranks second in receiving yards (410) and yards per game (102.5). As Tyler Bray's favorite target, the All-American candidate will be eyed all day by the UGA defense.
Tennessee pass rush: A year ago, the Vols couldn't create turnovers. This year, they can't get to the quarterback. Averaging merely 1.25 sacks per game, UT ranks 94th nationally through four games. Now consider the fact that three of the Vols' five sacks this season came against FCS member Georgia State. Thus, first-year defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri's defensive has produced two sacks in three games against FBS competition.
UGA and the takeaway: The Bulldogs allow just 16.5 points per game, but do so with a stout defense, not through forcing turnovers. Georgia has intercepted two passes and recovered one fumble after four games.
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Georgia 34, Tennessee 17
UGA's play-action gives UT a conniption. Dawgs jump out early, frustrate Vols with run-pass attack. Recent history has proven this UT offense struggles when pressed.