SEC Football Preview: Tennessee at Georgia

Tennessee-Georgia Preview

Tennessee visits Georgia on Saturday in Athens. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

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Team Schedules/Results

Tennessee

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/1 vs. Ball State 7:00 PM ET SECN W 59-10
9/10 at Pittsburgh 3:30 PM ET ABC W 34-27
9/17 vs. Akron 7:00 PM ET ESP+ W 63-6
9/24 vs. Florida 3:30 PM ET CBS W 38-33
10/8 at LSU 12:00 PM ET ESPN W 40-13
10/15 vs. Alabama 3:30 PM ET CBS W 52-49
10/22 vs. UT Martin 12:00 PM ET SECN W 65-24
10/29 vs. Kentucky 7:00 PM ET ESPN W 44-6
11/5 at Georgia 3:30 PM ET CBS
11/12 vs. Missouri TBA
11/19 at South Carolina TBA
11/26 at Vanderbilt TBA

Georgia

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/3 vs. Oregon 3:30 PM ET ABC W 49-3
9/10 vs. Samford 4:00 PM ET SECN W 33-0
9/17 at South Carolina 12:00 PM ET ESPN W 48-7
9/24 vs. Kent State 12:00 PM ET ESP+ W 39-22
10/1 at Missouri 7:30 PM ET SECN W 26-22
10/8 vs. Auburn 3:30 PM ET CBS W 42-10
10/15 vs. Vanderbilt 3:30 PM ET SECN W 55-0
10/29 vs. Florida 3:30 PM ET CBS/PAR+ W 42-20
11/5 vs. Tennessee 3:30 PM ET CBS
11/12 at Mississippi State TBA
11/19 at Kentucky TBA
11/26 vs. Georgia Tech TBA

College Football Ratings

Rating Tennessee Georgia
ESPN FPI 5 3
Sagarin 4 3
Massey Composite 3 2
PiRate Ratings 5 2

Key Stats (per game)

Stat Tennessee Georgia
Scoring Offense 49.4 41.8
Scoring Defense 21.0 10.5
Total Offense 553.0 530.1
Rushing Offense 199.6 202.0
Passing Offense 353.4 328.1
Team Passing Eff. 198.5 153.8
Total Defense 393.6 262.6
Rushing Defense 92.9 85.5
Pass Yards Allowed 300.8 177.1
Team Pass Eff. Def. 124.4 103.0
Turnover Margin 1.00 0.00
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.505 0.521
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.737 0.889
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.307 0.288
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.500 0.385
Red Zone Offense 0.955 0.979
Red Zone Defense 0.719 0.643
Net Punting 36.7 39.7
Punt Returns 16.1 9.7
Kickoff Returns 20.3 20.6
First Downs Offense 209.0 217.0
First Downs Defense 187.0 105.0
Penalties/Game 8.4 4.0
Penalty Yards/Game 73.9 39.3

Players to Watch

Tennessee

QB Hendon Hooker, LB Jeremy Banks, P Paxton Brooks, RB Jabari Small, WR Cedric Tillman, TE Jacob Warren, OL Darnell Wright, C Cooper Mays, DL Byron Young, DB Trevon Flowers.

Georgia

QB Stetson Bennett, TE Brock Bowers, DL Jalen Carter, LB Jamon Dumas-Johnson, OL Warren Ericson, TE Arik Gilbert, WR Kearis Jackson, OL Broderick Jones, C Sedrick Van Pran, TE Darnell Washington, PK Jack Podlesny.

Injuries

Tennessee

[DB] Warren Burrell (Upper Body) – Out
[RB] Len’Neth Whitehead (Upper Body) – Out

Georgia

[RB] Kendall Milton (Groin) – Questionable
[WR] Adonai Mitchell (Ankle) – Out
[LB] Nolan Smith (Shoulder) – Questionable
[DB] Dan Jackson (Foot)
[OL] Earnest Greene III (Leg)
[LB] C.J. Washington (Neck) – Out
[OL] Drew Bobo (Shoulder) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Tennessee vs. Georgia Football Series History

Georgia leads 26-22

Comments

This is probably the biggest, most pivotal game of the 2022 season up to now. In this one, I think Georgia has the better defense and Tennessee has the better offense. Both teams have Heisman-quality quarterbacks. I believe Georgia, playing at home, will prevail in a close one.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Tennessee 28, Georgia 24

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Georgia 35, Tennessee 34

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 2:30 PM CT (3:30 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the CBS Network.

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