No. 7 Georgia rolls to 41-0 shutout of Tennessee (Sep 30, 2017)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) There would be no raging finishes or thespian comebacks in a latest book of a Georgia-Tennessee rivalry.


The seventh-ranked Bulldogs done certain of it.

Jake Fromm threw a touchdown pass and ran for dual some-more scores Saturday as No. 7 Georgia rolled to a 41-0 blowout of Tennessee. The Volunteers were close out for a initial time given 1994 and suffered their many biased home detriment given 1905.

Nick Chubb combined 109 yards rushing to assistance Georgia competition to a initial 5-0 start given 2012, a final year a Bulldogs reached a Southeastern Conference championship game. Georgia warranted a 800th win in module history.

”Keep chopping timber and let’s get some more,” Georgia manager Kirby Smart said.

Before Saturday, nothing of a final 6 games in this array had been motionless by some-more than 8 points, including Tennessee’s 34-31 feat final deteriorate on a Hail Mary as time expired. Each of a final 3 years, a winning group had erased a double-digit deficit.

But Georgia took a torment out of this one early. Georgia grabbed a 24-0 halftime lead and never authorised Tennessee to rally.

”You can’t let your feet off their throat,” Georgia outward linebacker Lorenzo Carter said.

Tennessee (3-2, 0-2) hadn’t been close out given a 31-0 detriment to Florida in 1994. Georgia forced 4 turnovers, authorised usually 142 sum yards and singular SEC rushing personality John Kelly to 44 yards on 16 carries.

This noted Tennessee’s many unilateral home improved given a 45-0 detriment to Vanderbilt in 1905. Tennessee also mislaid 68-0 during home to Sewanee in 1918, though a propagandize dangling varsity football that deteriorate due to World War we and usually had an unaccepted group done adult of Army recruits and students.

”It was as bad of an descent opening as I’ve ever been a partial of,” Tennessee manager Butch Jones said. ”It’s inexcusable.”

The Bulldogs got some-more good news in a fourth entertain when quarterback Jacob Eason done his initial entrance given spraining his left knee in a deteriorate opener.

Fromm was 7 of 15 for 84 yards with an interception and a 12-yard touchdown pass to Javon Wims . He also rushed for 20 yards, including second-quarter touchdown runs from 9 and 4 yards out, before giving approach to Eason with a diversion good in hand.

The game’s initial play from struggle set a tinge for a rest of a day. Georgia’s Tyrique McGhee picked off Quinten Dormady’s pass during Tennessee’s 27-yard line to set adult Rodrigo Blankenship’s 38-yard margin goal.

That started a tough afternoon for Dormady, who was 5 of 16 for 64 yards with dual interceptions before Jarrett Guarantano transposed him late in a third quarter.

Tennessee’s best scoring possibility dead when a shotgun snap from core Jashon Robertson seemed to strike his behind finish and came in low to Dormady, who couldn’t hoop it. Carter recovered a second-quarter fail during Georgia’s 29.

Even Tennessee’s biggest benefit of a afternoon resulted in a turnover, as Aaron Davis forced a fail by Kelly that J.R. Reed recovered during a finish of a 44-yard completion.

It was such a bad day for Tennessee that punter Trevor Daniel, one of a Vols’ many effective players this season, had a singular misstep . Daniel’s low punt early in a fourth entertain went off a face of Georgia’s D’Andre Walker to set adult a Bulldogs’ final touchdown.

Tennessee’s Darrell Taylor was penalized for unsportsmanlike control and ejected from a diversion on Georgia’s final touchdown drive.

”Everyone should hurt,” Jones said. ”If it doesn’t hurt, afterwards that shows you’re not heavily invested. If you’re invested, we hurt. This one stings. It’s going to take a while. Like we told them, if we don’t feel like entrance to practice, we improved remember how we feel right now. And if that’s not motivation, we don’t know what is.”

THE TAKEAWAY

Georgia: Now that Eason has returned to action, Georgia contingency confirm how to use a quarterbacks a rest of a way. Fromm has played good adequate that Smart could have utterly a quandary on his hands once Eason’s behind during full strength.

Tennessee: The Vols have copiousness of questions to answer in their bye week. They need to confirm either to hang with Dormady or give Guarantano some-more personification time. If Dormady keeps a job, he contingency do improved during avoiding turnovers. Tennessee also needs some-more coherence from a descent line, that hasn’t combined adequate using room.

HONORING MANNING

Tennessee respected former Vols quarterback Peyton Manning during a halftime rite to applaud his arriving College Football Hall of Fame induction. As Manning started to travel off a field, he finished a pass to former Tennessee teammate Joey Kent in a finish zone.

It was usually about a usually possibility a sellout throng of 102,455 had to hearten all day.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Georgia’s unilateral feat gives a Bulldogs a decent shot during relocating into a tip five.

UP NEXT

Georgia is during Vanderbilt.

Tennessee has subsequent week off before hosting South Carolina on Oct. 14.

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