Ainge hit Meachem with a 16-yard TD pass on the second play of the quarter, giving Tennessee its first lead of the game, 31-27. Five plays later, Antonio Wardlow
blocked a Gordon Ely-Kelso
punt and recovered it himself for a TD that put UT on top 38-27. The lead lasted just 18 seconds, however, as Thomas Brown
returned the ensuing kickoff 100 yards. Georgia's two-point conversion pass failed, leaving the score 38-33. A 32-yard kickoff return by LaMarcus Coker
gave UT possession at its 45-yard line. The Vols then marched 55 yards in eight plays, Foster getting the TD on a one-yard run that gave UT a 44-33 lead with 8:15 to go. Wilhoit missed the PAT but Marvin Mitchell forced a Tereshinski fumble and Jerod Mayo
recovered at the Georgia 44-yard line. Tennessee then closed the deal with a 44-yard drive that ended with Foster's third one-yard TD run of the night.