With the No. 16 Bulldogs' wide receivers falling further and further out of favor, Massaquoi and Bryant responded with faultless efforts against the Volunteers. Massaquoi, who had just five catches for 70 yards entering the game, caught three passes for 56 yards against Tennessee, and two of those were spectacular.
"We've been scrutinized the whole season because of drops, but I think we got a lot of critics off our back," Massaquoi said. "We came out here and showed what we could do."
"It's kind of hard to look past the game right now, but we should because it's over with," said the Peach County native, who secured a career-long 46-yard reception by making a highlight reel catch in the first half. "It feels good to finally make some plays. We worked real hard in practice and to finally make some plays is a big relief."
Massaqoui is hopeful that what he and Bryant showed Saturday will add a more vertical dimension to Georgia's offense.
"I think we took that out early in the season, and I think we brought it back (against Tennessee)," he said. "We just have to take this and build on it."