Tennessee may be an underdog to Georgia, but for those that have watched the Vols all season, nothing seems impossible – not even a win in Athens against the defending national champions who just happen to be rated No. 1 in the nation.
It’s easy to say that the Vols’ momentum stalls when they play Georgia on Saturday, that the task is too tough. However, that’s been said time after time this season and the Vols just keep responding.
Here are three reasons why Tennessee will beat Georgia on Saturday:
Georgia isn’t very mature
This was expected by many and has been the case this season. The Bulldogs had every opportunity to pull away from the Gators. Georgia led 28-3 at halftime but ended up allowing Florida to cut the lead to 28-20 before securing a 42-20 win. Those sorts of lapses can happen against lessor foes, but it will be nearly impossible to beat the Vols if the Bulldogs disappear for a quarter or more.
Georgia has had ho-hum wins against Kent State and Missouri. The Bulldogs just don’t look like the team that was so driven to win it all last year. Why? Because they’re not.
Georgia doesn’t contain the quarterback
The Bulldogs have a significant weakness when it comes to stopping mobile quarterbacks. Florida’s Anthony Richardson turned in some key runs that kept the Gators in the game against Georgia. That should open some doors for Hendon Hooker on Saturday.
Georgia doesn’t have a great quarterback
Sure, we’ve all known this for years, seemingly decades as it seems like Stetson Bennett has been playing football in Athens, Ga., since Herschel Walker was toting the rock. Bennett threw two interceptions against Florida. The Vols clearly have a huge advantage at quarterback.
Vols by Fifty
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