Tennessee and Georgia Expect Another Close SEC Battle

Tennessee could jump back into the SEC East race with a win Saturday over seventh ranked Georgia.
However, you have to go back to 1999 for the last time the Vols beat an AP top ten SEC team at Neyland Stadium.
That’s when UT beat tenth ranked Georgia 37-20.
Said Vols head coach Butch Jones:”If you look at kind of the past history of these games, they usually come down to the final possession.”
Coach Jones is right. The last six meetings between Georgia and Tennessee have been decided by 8 points or less. But this year, the seventh ranked Bulldogs are heavy favorites.
Said Vols defensive lineman Kendal Vickers:”I don’t really go with the underdog thing. I’ve been counted out plenty of times in my life. It’s not anything that affects me. It’s not anything that’s going to affect this team.”
Said Georgia running back Sony Michel:”It’s an SEC opponent. It’s going to be a four quarter game. I’m sure most of our guys on our team know that that we are going to go into battle.”
Said Georgia head coach Kirby Smart:”If you try to relive or live in the past based on your last performance, humility is a week away. It doesn’t matter. No team cares what you did last week. They don’t care.”
Georgia’s defense has dished out plenty of humility this season.
They’re top ten in the nation in scoring defense, allowing under 12 points a game.
Said Vols quarterback Quinten Dormady:”They’re pretty deep. They can roll a lot of guys in. Seems like there’s never the same eleven guys out there.”
Said Vols offensive lineman Brett Kendrick:”Obviously it’s just like any other SEC game. Front seven is going to be a challenge. You know it’s something we need to step up and take care of.”
The Vols might need running back John Kelly to duplicate his Florida performance against Georgia.
Said Jones:”We’ve got to be able to run the football. Make no mistake about it. We can not be a one dimensional football team. We’re not built that way. We have to have great balance.”
The Vols defense had seven sacks last week, and now they get to welcome a true freshman quarterback to Rocky Top.
Reporter:”What have you seen from Jake Fromm?
said Phillips:”Who?”
Reporter:”The Georgia quarterback.”
Said Vols defensive end Kyle Phillips:”Oh. He’s a very good player. He’s a freshman I believe. He’s coming in with a lot of confidence. Our job to do is to be very disruptive and get him uncomfortable.”
Georgia and Tennessee kick at 3:30pm Saturday on News 12 Now.

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