Georgia (3-1, 1-1 SEC) held the lead following its slow start, but Tennessee (2-2, 0-1 SEC) just wouldn’t budge. In the end, Georgia had the momentum on its side following a Jalen Hurd fumble that was picked up by Georgia’s Josh Dawson for a Bulldogs touchdown. That score, paired with a 51-yard rushing touchdown by Gurley earlier in the quarter, was enough to help put Tennessee away Saturday in Sanford.
Georgia struggled early with its pass rush, allowing Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley to throw for 264 yards and three touchdowns on 23 completions. His numbers were striking when compared to Georgia’s Hutson Mason, who hit on 16-of-25 attempts for 147 yards and a touchdown, but threw two interceptions to add.