The Bulldogs flunked this one dramatically. Ainge was 10-of-12 passing for 115 yards in the first half, and Georgia didn't record a sack or even a quarterback hurry in the entire game. "He had some beautiful pockets," Georgia coach Mark Richt said.
Run the ball
Another F. Thomas Brown and Knowshon Moreno made the best out of bad situation against OleMiss but couldn't do the same against the Volunteers. Georgia averaged 2.8 yards per rush and even that was a credit to the backs considering they often were hit behind the line of scrimmage.
Don't be fooled by youth
It's hard to say if Georgia could have had any sustained success against Tennessee's young secondary because it had so few chances to throw down field. In the second half, Demiko Goodman made a great play to catch a touchdown pass over true freshman cornerback Brent Vinson, but that was the lone passing highlight. Georgia tried to take shots early down the field but quarterback Matthew Stafford missed a couple of open receivers and then didn't get many more chances.
Notable: Despite Thomas Brown's injury, Georgia does not plan to play true freshman tailbackCaleb King this season, head coach Mark Richt said Sunday. Kregg Lumpkin and Knowshon Moreno will serve as the Bulldogs' top two tailbacks, and they will be backed up by Jason Johnson and Shaun Chapas. … The Bulldogs have 21 verbal commitments for the recruiting class of 2008, and Richt thinks the team will take on either three or four more. "I would be thrilled to death to nail down one or two great offensive tackles," he said. He also mentioned running back, defensive back and linebacker as areas of need. … Georgia is ranked No. 23 in the Harris Interactive Poll and the coaches poll.
Quotable: "Tennessee played better than we did and it showed out on the field. That's all I'm going to say." – Quarterback Matthew Stafford
Injuries: Wide receiver Kris Durham (shoulder) will not practice today and is questionable for the Vanderbilt game. Wide receiver A.J. Bryant (knee), offensive lineman Scott Haverkamp (ankle) and linebacker Marcus Washington (shoulder) all are expected to miss the game.
Up next: Vanderbilt, Saturday, 6 p.m., Nashville, Tenn., ESPN2