Vol-Bulldog matchup chart

What follows is a position-by-position look at Saturday's SEC game between Tennessee and Georgia at Sanford Stadium in Athens:

Game #: 1149
Site: Athens
Date: Oct. 11
Conference: SECE
Coach Match-up:
For the Vols - Fulmer and for the Bulldogs - Richt


Vols

Bulldogs
OLCOMMENTSOL

Even with left tackle Trinton Sturdivant injured, Georgia's line is performing at a very high level. UT's line runs hot and cold, mostly cold last week.

QB'sCOMMENTSQB's

Nick Stephens is on track to become a solid SEC-caliber quarterback someday. Georgia's Matthew Stafford is already at the finish line.

RB'sCOMMENTSRB's

Arian Foster and Montario Hardesty are a good 1-2 punch but UGA's Knowshon Moreno is the best back in the SEC.

WR'sCOMMENTSWR's

Freshman A.J. Green has turned a good Georgia wideout corps into a great one. Tennessee's ballyhooed receiver corps has done nothing thus far to warrant its hype.


Vols

Bulldogs
DLCOMMENTSDL

Georgia lost stud tackle Jeff Owens to a Game 1 knee injury. That nullifies the Bulldogs' advantage in this category.

LB'sCOMMENTSLB's

Both teams are solid in this area. I'd give Georgia a slight edge except that middle LB Dannell Ellerbe (knee) isn't 100 percent.

DB'sCOMMENTSDB's

Despite an inconsistent pass rush, Tennessee's secondary allows just 153.8 passing yards per game. Georgia's allows 224.4.

S. TeamsCOMMENTSS. Teams

UT's Daniel Lincoln missed a 32-yard field goal last weekend and had a 36-yarder ricochet through after hitting the left upright. He's just 5 of 9 this fall. The return of punter Britton Colquitt helps, though.


Vols

Bulldogs
INTANGIBLES

Georgia is rested after a week off and motivated after a 41-30 drubbing by Alabama on Sept. 27. The Dawgs also have the home-field advantage and an SEC title in their sights.

PREDICTION

Tennessee trounced Georgia 35-14 in Knoxville last fall, so the Dawgs won't overlook the Vols. Georgia 24, Tennessee 13.


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