The Georgia Bulldogs and Tennessee Volunteers are gearing up for a College Football showdown this Saturday. The Georgia Bulldogs, who have clinched back-to-back national championships, boast an impressive 10-0 record for the season.
Their winning streak faces a challenge as they hit the road to play in Knoxville against the Tennessee Volunteers, currently ranked 13th in the nation with a 7-3 record. Despite being away, the Bulldogs are the favorites, with a -10 point spread over Tennessee.
Champs Getting Healthy?
There’s anticipation that Brock Bowers, the leading receiver for Georgia with 601 yards and five touchdowns, may return for this game. The Georgia passing offense ranks sixth in the country, averaging 323.9 yards per game. Quarterback Carson Beck has surpassed 3,000 passing yards, contributing to the Bulldogs’ impressive average of 41.2 points per game, ranking them 5th nationally.
Georgia, under the leadership of Kirby Smart, has not only been winning games but dominating opponents. Out of their ten victories, only three have been by single-digit margins. Last week, the Bulldogs easily dispatched the Ole Miss Rebels, scoring an impressive 52 points. In the win on Saturday, Kendall Milton ran wild for Georgia. He finished with 127 yards and two touchdowns, on just nine carries.
This game marks the first of two consecutive road matchups for the Bulldogs, with the next one against Georgia Tech before heading to the SEC title game against Alabama.
Tennessee Wants to Take Down Bulldogs
The Volunteers are eager to bounce back after a tough loss to Missouri, where they struggled to contain Cody Schrader and the Missouri offense. Schrader’s standout performance included 205 rushing yards, five receptions for 116 yards, and a touchdown. This defeat marked the Volunteers’ third overall loss and their third in SEC play.
Offensively, the Volunteers faced challenges, scoring only one touchdown, a season-low since their 16-point performance against Florida in Week 3. Their season average stands at 32 points per game, while they allow opponents an average of 20.2 points. Jaylen Wright has been a key contributor to the rushing game, amassing over 845 yards on 117 carries with three touchdowns. Tennessee’s ground attack ranks 9th in the nation, averaging 213.3 yards per game.
Squirrel White surpassed 600 receiving yards for the season in the Missouri loss, adding two touchdowns to his name. The Volunteers will wrap up their season at home against Vanderbilt.
Bulldogs Stay Unbeaten in a Tight Game
While many teams aim to be the one to take down Georgia, the Bulldogs are determined to maintain their winning streak. Although one loss might not hinder their College Football Playoff chances, the Bulldogs take pride in their exceptional performance. Expect a competitive matchup, but in the end, the Bulldogs are predicted to secure the win by a touchdown.
The last time these two teams met up, it was a defensive battle. The Bulldogs won that game 27-13 last November. This game will be higher scoring than that. The betting recommendation leans towards Tennessee +10 over Georgia. Looking at 34-27 Georgia here.