In the biggest game of the season, Georgia had little trouble beating Tennessee at home.
It was November 5th for Georgia fans to remember, as the Dogs dominated the Tennessee Volunteers from kick-off to the final whistle, winning 27-13 to regain the lead.
The Vols finished first apart from the defending champions Tuesday night in the preliminary classification for a College Football game. It’s not official now, but Tennessee never holds that top spot for the second week. What Dougs did to Vols Between the Hedges on Saturday afternoon is undeniable proof that the Kirby Smart team can repeat as national champions.
Here are three players who have had a massive impact on Dawgs’ victory in this massive SEC East game.
Georgia breaks up Tennessee to regain 1st place: 3-star SEC East game
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Galen Carter made his presence felt throughout the day as part of the vaunted rush of traffic
It was a collaborative effort by Dogs’ defense to stifle Hendon Hooker’s Hendon Hooker Cup campaign from Vols. Although it could still win it, there was really nothing Tennessee could do with a healthy Galen Carter in the middle of the Georgia defense. It was by far the best passing performance by the team. Carter set his teammates up for success.
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Kelee Ringo has had a long task of slowing down the wide receiver tandem in Tennessee
We mustn’t overlook the impressive job Kelly Ringo did at the end of the defence. Tennessee has arguably the two best wide receivers in the conference at Jaylin Hyatt and Cedric Tillman. While Tennessee scored a late touchdown, Ringo slowed the Vols attacking lane all day. He even made a stunning interception in the end zone, his first since in Indianapolis.
Stetson Bennett IV
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The poise and leadership of Stetson Bennett IV put Georgia in complete control
There is no way around this. Georgia won this match because Stetson Bennett IV is the Doug’s quarterback. He had an impressive two touchdown hits, as well as an adventurer who shifted momentum to push dirt on his own. Even against the nation’s first team, Bennett led this offense to a convincing victory. The weather was a big problem, but he played with hero confidence.
In general, everything was settled on the field. While the weather became an issue of late, crowd noise was deafening throughout the match, causing Tennessee offenses to make one false start after another. This was the biggest game in Sanford Stadium history. Although the Dougs played with their food against Kent State and Missouri, there is no doubt as to who the better team is at the moment.
As long as Dawgs win their next three games, they’ll go to the College Football Playoff.
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