UT-UGA matchup chart

Here's a position-by-position look at how Georgia and Tennessee match up heading into their Saturday game at Neyland Stadium:

Game #: 1161
Site: Knoxville
Date: Oct. 10
Conference: SECE
Coach Match-up:
For the Vols - Kiffin and for the Bulldogs - Richt


Vols

Bulldogs
OLCOMMENTSOL

Georgia is averaging an SEC-worst 98.8 rushing yards per game and 3.3 yards per carry, which suggests its O-line isn't blocking anybody.

QB'sCOMMENTSQB's

Joe Cox has thrown nearly as many interceptions (6) as Jon Crompton (8), even though Cox has A.J. Green on his side. Still, the Dawgs rate a slight edge.

RB'sCOMMENTSRB's

I would've taken Montario Hardesty over Caleb King even before the latter broke his jaw vs. LSU.

WR'sCOMMENTSWR's

I might be willing to trade all of UT's receivers for one A.J. Green.


Vols

Bulldogs
DLCOMMENTSDL

UT has Dan Williams and Chris Walker; Georgia has Jeff Owens. The Dawgs rank eighth among SEC teams against the run.

LB'sCOMMENTSLB's

Rennie Curran leads the SEC with 11.2 tackles per game but the loss of UGA cohort Marcus Dowtin (broken finger) is a blow to the Georgia linebacker brigade. UT's Rico McCoy is playing well.

DB'sCOMMENTSDB's

Georgia ranks 11th among SEC teams in pass defense, allowing more yards (1,184) and more passing TDs (10) than anyone except Arkansas. UT has allowed just 819 passing yards and three passing TDs.

S. TeamsCOMMENTSS. Teams

Tennessee ranks ninth among SEC teams in kickoff returns and 12th in kickoff coverage. Georgia leads the league in net punting at 42.3.


Vols

Bulldogs
INTANGIBLES

Both teams are coming off disappointing losses but Georgia's was the last-minute, heartbreaking variety. UT's offense has some confidence after scoring 16 fourth-quarter points last weekend vs. Auburn.

PREDICTION

Both teams are struggling to score and struggling with injuries. Ultimately, Tennessee's home-field advantage may be the key.


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