Tennessee: Over/Under - Revisited

Posted Oct 9, 2005

STARKVILLE – Dean Legge revisits the critical numbers in Georgia’s 27-14 win over Tennessee.


This year’s game with Tennessee will be the fourth time in the series that it will be a Top 10 matchup – the Vols lead 2-1 in these games. Georgia’s win came in the most recent Top 10 battle, an 18-13 win in 2002 in Athens.”

Georgia and Tennessee are now tied in top ten matchups.


That’s Georgia’s percentages of touchdowns scored during red zone possessions. The Bulldogs have failed to score four times in 18 trips, or 22% of redzone possessions.”

Georgia scored all four times they got into the red zone – and almost scored a touchdown on each possession. However, the Bulldogs settled for two Brandon Coutu field goals when their luck ran out. Brannon Southerland and Thomas Brown scored the two Georgia touchdowns in the red zone.


That’s how many times the Bulldog defense has stopped the opposition in the red zone. In seven red zone possessions during the 2005 season, Georgia’s defense has surrendered five touchdowns and two field goals.”

Tennessee was only able to score on one of its two red zone possessions, and it was set up by Johnathon Wade’s return of D.J. Shockley’s interception to the Georgia one-yard line. Rick Clausen took it in from there. However, senior cornerback Demario Minter ended the only Vol threat in the first half with his first career interception in the end zone. “That was big,” Tennessee Head Coach Phil Fulmer said,” because we had a touchdown.”


That’s the last time a Georgia running back had more than 100 yards rushing. Robert Edwards had 131 yards, but #15 Georgia fell to Tennessee for the seventh consecutive game 38-13.”

Thomas Brown came a few yards from being Georgia’s first 100-yard rusher. Gerald Riggs was held to half his yearly average, and Tennessee was held to under 100 yards rushing for the first time all season – that, turnovers and the fact that Tennessee kept shooting itself in the foot with penalties made points hard to come by for the Vols.

“0 points…

Tennessee has shut Georgia out seven times. The Bulldogs are 0-6-1 in those contests. Georgia has shut Tennessee out six times going 0-5-1. The lone dual shutout came in the 1906 contest.”

Georgia’s number one defense did not allow any points to be scored by the Vols, but D.J. Shockley’s interception that was returned for a touchdown, and Tennessee’s meaningless fourth quarter score provided the Vols only points.

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