SEC Football Preview: Georgia at Tennessee

Georgia-Tennessee football game preview

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

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Georgia

2-Sep vs. UT Martin W 48 – 7
9-Sep vs. Ball State W 45 – 3
16-Sep vs. South Carolina W 24 – 14
23-Sep vs. UAB W 49 – 21
30-Sep at Auburn W 27 – 20
7-Oct vs. Kentucky W 51 – 13
14-Oct at Vanderbilt W 37 – 20
28-Oct vs. Florida* W 43 – 20
4-Nov vs. Missouri W 30 – 21
11-Nov vs. Ole Miss W 52 – 17
18-Nov at Tennessee
25-Nov at Georgia Tech

Tennessee

2-Sep vs. Virginia* W 49 – 13
9-Sep vs. Austin Peay W 30 – 13
16-Sep at Florida L 16 – 29
23-Sep vs. UTSA W 45 – 14
30-Sep vs. South Carolina W 41 – 20
14-Oct vs. Texas A&M W 20 – 13
21-Oct at Alabama L 20 – 34
28-Oct at Kentucky W 33 – 27
4-Nov vs. Connecticut W 59 – 3
11-Nov at Missouri L 7 – 36
18-Nov vs. Georgia
25-Nov vs. Vanderbilt

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Georgia Tennessee
ESPN FPI 6 16
Sagarin 4 15
Massey Composite 3 21
PiRate Ratings 2 17

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Georgia
Tennessee
1
27
1
4
0.556
0.446
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Georgia
Tennessee
7
50
1
7
0.281
0.369
4th Down Conversion Pct Georgia
Tennessee
1
122
1
13
0.857
0.286
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Tennessee
Georgia
5
74
2
10
0.238
0.524
Blocked Kicks Tennessee
Georgia
6
47
2
9
3
1
Blocked Kicks Allowed Georgia
Tennessee
1
1
1
1
0
0
Blocked Punts Georgia
Tennessee
15
15
3
3
1
1
Blocked Punts Allowed Georgia
Tennessee
1
1
1
1
0
0
Completion Percentage Georgia
Tennessee
6
32
2
8
0.716
0.645
Defensive TDs Tennessee
Georgia
1
50
1
8
4
1
Fewest Penalties Georgia
Tennessee
10
126
1
14
44
85
Fewest Penalties Per Game Georgia
Tennessee
10
127
1
14
4.40
8.50
Fewest Penalty Yards Georgia
Tennessee
19
121
1
14
420
725
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game Georgia
Tennessee
20
124
2
14
42.00
72.50
First Downs Defense Georgia
Tennessee
10
39
2
6
158
184
First Downs Offense Georgia
Tennessee
6
53
2
7
257
215
Fumbles Lost Georgia
Tennessee
30
69
4
12
4
6
Fumbles Recovered Tennessee
Georgia
88
128
5
14
4
1
Kickoff Return Defense Georgia
Tennessee
18
95
4
10
16.39
21.75
Kickoff Returns Georgia
Tennessee
12
91
2
11
24.74
18.25
Net Punting Georgia
Tennessee
14
15
4
5
41.88
41.87
Passes Had Intercepted Tennessee
Georgia
16
24
3
4
5
6
Passes Intercepted Georgia
Tennessee
10
32
1
5
12
10
Passing Offense Georgia
Tennessee
6
54
2
8
323.9
241.5
Passing Yards Allowed Georgia
Tennessee
14
69
1
8
181.3
227.5
Passing Yards per Completion Georgia
Tennessee
36
73
5
10
13.01
11.96
Punt Return Defense Georgia
Tennessee
3
6
1
2
0.00
0.25
Punt Returns Tennessee
Georgia
12
30
1
6
16.00
11.58
Red Zone Defense Tennessee
Georgia
75
118
6
12
0.844
0.913
Red Zone Offense Georgia
Tennessee
15
70
4
11
0.930
0.833
Rushing Defense Georgia
Tennessee
18
24
2
4
107.9
113.1
Rushing Offense Tennessee
Georgia
7
38
2
5
213.3
180.9
Sacks Allowed Georgia
Tennessee
7
39
1
2
0.90
1.60
Scoring Defense Georgia
Tennessee
6
29
1
3
15.6
20.2
Scoring Offense Georgia
Tennessee
6
35
2
7
40.6
32.0
Tackles for Loss Allowed Georgia
Tennessee
10
24
2
3
3.90
4.40
Team Passing Efficiency Georgia
Tennessee
9
42
2
8
165.25
144.08
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Georgia
Tennessee
8
48
1
4
106.95
127.55
Team Sacks Tennessee
Georgia
7
57
2
10
3.30
2.20
Team Tackles for Loss Tennessee
Georgia
4
88
2
11
8.2
5.3
Time of Possession Georgia
Tennessee
4
130
1
14
33:24
24:22
Total Defense Georgia
Tennessee
9
39
1
4
289.2
340.6
Total Offense Georgia
Tennessee
5
17
2
4
504.8
454.8
Turnover Margin Georgia
Tennessee
35
35
4
4
0.30
0.30
Turnovers Gained Tennessee
Georgia
60
71
5
7
14
13
Turnovers Lost Georgia
Tennessee
20
29
5
7
10
11
Winning Percentage Georgia
Tennessee
1
28
1
5
1.000
0.700

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Georgia

QB Carson Beck, RB Kendall Milton, WR Ladd McConkey, TE Brock Bowers, OL Sedrick Van Pran, OL Tate Ratledge, OL Xavier Truss, DE Mykel Williams, DT Nazir Stackhouse, LB Jamon Dumas-Johnson, LB Smael Mondon, LB Tykee Smith, CB Daylen Everette, S Javon Bullard, S Malaki Starks.

Tennessee

QB Joe Milton, RB Jabari Small, WR Bru McCoy, OL Cooper Mays, DT Omari Thomas, LB Aaron Beasley, CB Doneiko Slaughter, K Charles Campbell, P Jackson Ross.

INJURIES

Georgia


Player POS Status
C. Smith WR Ques Sat – Undisclosed
J. Dumas-Johnson LB Out indefinitely – Forearm
E. Lightsey LB Late Nov – Back
B. Robinson RB out for season – Knee

Tennessee


Player POS Status
D. Thornton Jr. WR out for season – Lower Body
D. Bishop RB Late Nov – Ankle
K. Hadden DB out for season – Shoulder
C. Charles DB Out indefinitely – Ankle
B. McCoy WR out for season – Ankle
K. Garland LB out for season – Undisclosed
K. Pili LB Out indefinitely – Upper Body

Source: Covers.com

Georgia vs. Tennessee Football Series History

Georgia leads 27-23-2

COMMENTS

This is usually a key game during the season and this year is no different. I think Georgia’s a better team head-to-head but playing in Knoxville it’s about an even matchup. However, I think Georgia wins. Hate to be a conspiracy theorist but I don’t see the SEC allowing Tennessee to win. Georgia is the SEC’s best hope to make the playoff and money comes before anything with the SEC.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Georgia 40, Tennessee 38

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Georgia 34, Tennessee 21

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 3:30 PM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the CBS Network.

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