Contain Brent Schaeffer
Schaeffer saved Ole Miss’ hide several times with his mobility. He was sacked four times, but he ran for several key gains. “If Schaeffer wasn’t as agile and mobile as he was, we would have gotten him at least a couple more times,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. "He was the great escape artist.”
Find an offensive rhythm
If there’s any rhythm to this team, it’s an offbeat one. Georgia gained a season-low 248 yards on offense and left with many more questions than answers.
Make sure Brandon Coutu is healthy
Coutu returned to his kickoff job against Ole Miss and looked good. He hit both his extra point attempts but did not get to attempt a field goal.
Notable: Until Saturday, Georgia hadn’t had a punt blocked under Coach Mark Richt. Ole Miss blocked two, but only one of them counted due to a penalty. The last time the Bulldogs had had a punt blocked was 1999 vs. Central Florida. … Senior linebacker Tony Taylor led Georgia with 11 tackles, marking his second double-digit tackle game in as many weeks. He now leads Georgia and is tied for 18th in the SEC with 32 tackles this season. … Kregg Lumpkin will start again this week after rushing for more than 100 yards for the first time in his career Saturday, Richt said. Lumpkin had 101 yards on 13 carries against the Rebels. … Tennessee offensive tackle Arron Sears hurt his ankle Saturday against Memphis but should be ready to play Saturday, Vols coach Phil Fulmer said.
Quotable: “Those little 1-yard touchdown runs are so easy because of what the offense does. Any one could do that. They blow them off the line, and I just walk in the end zone. On the second one, I just took the handoff and literally walked in the end zone. It was that easy.” – fullback Brannan Southerland after scoring both Georgia touchdowns against Ole Miss and registering his first multiple-touchdown game
Injuries: Quarterback Joe Tereshinski is expected to return from a high ankle sprain, and offensive tackle Michael Turner (ankle) might be in the mix as well. That leaves just offensive lineman Zeb McKinzey (shoulder) left on the injured list.
Up next: vs. Tennessee, Sanford Stadium, Saturday, 7:45 p.m., ESPN