UT-UGA matchup chart

What follows is a position-by-position look at Tennessee and Georgia, who collide Saturday at Sanford Stadium in Athens:

Game #: 1174
Site: Athens
Date: Oct. 9
Conference: SECE
Coach Match-up:
For the Vols - Dooley and for the Bulldogs - Richt



The Dawgs return all five starters from 2009 - three juniors and two seniors. The Vols are ridiculously young and inexperienced up front.


First-year starters Aaron Murray of UGA and Matt Simms of UT are similar statistically but Simms has been on a bit of a roll the past two weeks.


UGA's Washaun Ealey and Caleb King are solid. Tennessee's Tauren Poole, a Georgia native who was snubbed by Bulldog recruiters, seems primed for a big, big game.


The return of Gerald Jones has been big for Tennessee but the return of A.J. Green has been huge for Georgia.



Georgia is struggling a bit in its first year running a 3-4 scheme. Tennessee is struggling a bit with depth issues.


Both groups are good, not great. Nick Reveiz's leadership might give the Vols an ever-so-slight edge.


Both secondaries have had their problems. UGA foes are connecting on 59.9 percent of their passes for an average of 15.3 yards per completion.

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The Vols are improving each week. Still, Drew Butler and Blair Walsh give Georgia the SEC's best punter/kicker combo. Also, Brandon Boykin had a 100-yard kickoff return vs. UT last year.



Tennessee seems fired up, despite losing a heartbreaker last week. Georgia has the home-field advantage and has its back to the wall. Still, the wheels are falling off the wagon and many fans are turning on Mark Richt.


This game could not shape up any closer. Both sides are desperate for a win. Best guess: The team that starts quickest will win, and UT has been a good first-half team. Vols, 24-20

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