''I think the Arkansas back, Cedric Cobbs, was better,'' Whiteside said. ''He was a little more aggressive. He has a little bit better vision to hit the holes, slash and dash. It seemed like Musa was a little more one-dimensional, so we knew if we got in the gaps we could shut the running game down.''
Gibril Wilson, who made his first start at safety for the Vols, suggested that Georgia's heralded receiving corps didn't live up to its billing, either.
''They were good but nothing we hadn't seen before,'' he said. ''They made plays on, like, third and five -- little dump passes and stuff like that -- but that's how it goes sometimes.''
Even with star quarterback Casey Clausen sidelined, several UT players felt the Big Orange deserved the victory more than the Bulldogs.
''We should've won anyway,'' offensive tackle Will Ofenheusle said. ''We moved the ball pretty well but sometimes the breaks don't go for you.''