One of the biggest regular season college football games of the year will be held in Athens, Georgia Saturday as #1 Georgia will collide with #2 Tennessee in the battle of unbeaten.
The matchup between Georgia and Tennessee will be the 25th regular season meeting between the top two teams in the AP Poll. And it will be the first time in history that both meet as 1-2.
Tennessee comes in Saturday's game as the #1 scoring offense in the nation averaging 49.4 points per game. Georgia is not far behind the Vols as they are ranked #6, averaging 41.8 points per game. The difference between the two teams that stand out is the defensive side. Georgia's stingy defense is ranked #2, allowing only 10.5 points per game, and the Vols are ranked #26, giving up 21 points per game.
It is all the more reason to be excited about one of the most anticipated games in college football history. Twitter has been buzzing over the matchup as fans wasted no time expressing how pumped they are for Saturday's game.
Week 9 Performances
Georgia is coming off a 42-20 victory over Florida on Week 9. The Bulldogs racked up 555 yards of total offense. Georgia's quarterback, Stetson Bennett, finished with 316 passing yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Daijun Edwards has emerged as a go-to-back for the Dawgs. He ran for 106 yards on just 12 carries.
The Volunteers had no trouble with Kentucky delivering an old-fashioned beatdown 44-6. Heisman hopeful Hendon Hooker completed 19/25 for 245 yards with three touchdowns. Wide receiver Jalin Hyatt caught five passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns.
The Bulldog's secondary will have their hands full trying to slow down Tennessee's star wideout Jalin Hyatt, who's been red hot. In the last three games, Hyatt has 519 yards receiving with nine touchdowns. Not to mention Hendon Hooker, who my opinion, is the front-runner for the Heisman trophy. It is a tall task for the Dawgs, but if any team can slow down the Vols high-powered offense, it would be Georgia.
The Vols will face arguably the most talented team from top to bottom in the country. Georgia is big, fast, and physical. Their running game is a key factor in the teams' success. Once the Dawgs get the ground game going, it sets up a lot of play-action where Bennett has so many weapons he can throw. One of Bennett's favorite targets is tight-end Brock Bowers, the best tight end in the nation.
Oh! and I didn't even mention Big O!
The Bulldogs have the best tight-end duo in the nation. Big O and Brock Bowers on the field at the same time is a team's worst nightmare. Their unselfishness to block gives Georgia the upper hand in the running game.
If the Vols can't slow down Georgia's running game, it will be a long night for them in Athens.
The game is set for Saturday, Nov. 13. 3:30 p.m. ET