Vols top the Dawgs: News and Notes

KNOXVILLE, TN - Josh Kendall's news and notes from Georgia's loss to Tennessee.

INJURY UPDATE: Senior Thomas Brown followed up his best collegiate game with one of his most disappointing. One week after rushing for a career-high 180 yards, Brown gained just 20 (on six carries) against the Volunteers before leaving the game with an injured left clavicle.

The extent of the injury isn't known yet, Brown said after the game, but if his mood is any indication, it could be more than a one-week absence. He walked dejectedly with his family from the team locker room.

"I don't know for 100 percent sure, but I know his clavicle is real sore," Richt said.

Kris Durham, who had a career-long 24-yard catch, injured his left shoulder in the third quarter and didn't return to the game. Durham suffered a separation of "some sort," Richt said, meaning he could be back next week or require season-ending surgery or anything in between.

Offensive lineman Scott Haverkamp (ankle) has missed the last three games, probably won't be ready until after Saturday's Alabama game. Guard Clint Boling is playing with a sprained ankle, Richt said.

JITTERY DOGS: The Bulldogs were flagged for six penalties, but it felt like a lot more because several of them came at terrible times. Twice in the first half, Georgia forced Tennessee into a second-and-12 and then gave 5 yards back on offsides penalties.

True freshman offensive lineman Trinton Sturdivant was whistled for three infractions.

A BRIGHT SPOT: Punter Brian Mimbs, a Dublin native, took Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off to rest his leg, and it's a good thing. Mimbs had to punt seven times against the Volunteers.

After a shaky start, he had a career-long 59-yard kick in the first half and then topped it in the third with a 66-yarder.

ONE MORE: Wide receiver Demiko Goodman has now caught four passes this season and two of them went for touchdowns. He made the best offensive play of the day for Georgia, leaping over cornerback Brent Vinson and grabbing a 26-yard scoring pass.

"It was me and the cornerback one-on-one," Goodman said. "They called my number, and I went up and got it. That's basically how it worked."

BACK IN THE MIX: Senior Kregg Lumpkin saw his first action in the offensive backfield since breaking his right thumb in the third game of the year. Lumpkin, who wore a small cast on his right hand, gained 10 yards on his first carry of the game, which came with 9:10 remaining in the fourth quarter.

THIS AND THAT: The Volunteers set up a short scoring drive by blocking a Georgia punt. It was the first time Mimbs has had a punt blocked and the first time Georgia has since last year's Tennessee game. … Junior Mohamed Massaquoi replaced senior Mikey Henderson in the two-receiver formation. … Country music singer Deana Carter sang at halftime and was backed up by the UT band. … In a three-quarter period stretching from the fourth quarter of last year's game to halftime on Saturday, the Tennessee outscored Georgia 55-6. … Macon native Michael Lemming to into the game at defensive end in the fourth quarter.

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