Everything you need to know for the Tennessee-Georgia game

FILE PHOTO: Tennessee plays at Georgia in 2015
FILE PHOTO: Tennessee plays at Georgia in 2015

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Tennessee has won 10 games in a row after rallying to beat Florida Saturday.

The Volunteers can put themselves in a commanding position in the Southeastern Conference East by beating Georgia Saturday in Athens. Georgia desperately needs to bounce back from last week’s dismal showing at Mississippi, where the Bulldogs fell behind 31-0 at halftime.

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Key matchup

Tennessee DE Derek Barnett vs. Georgia’s offensive line. Barnett is a hugely disruptive presence who already has six tackles for losses, two sacks and three hits on the quarterback. The Bulldogs struggled to protect freshman QB Jacob Eason last week.

Players to watch

Tennessee: QB Joshua Dobbs. A dual threat who will test Georgia’s defense with both his arm and his legs, Dobbs is Tennessee’s second-leading rusher behind Jalen Hurd with 241 yards and four touchdowns. The senior is completing 57 percent for 805 yards and 10 touchdowns. He does have five interceptions.

Georgia: WR Isaiah McKenzie. The junior is a big-play threat, leading the team with 21 catches for 318 yards and four touchdowns in addition to being a dynamic punt and kick returner with five career TDs.

Facts and figures

Georgia star RB Nick Chubb is questionable after sitting out the second half against Ole Miss with a sprained ankle. If he can’t go, the Bulldogs can turn to veterans Sony Michel and Brendan Douglas, as well as freshmen Brian Herrien and Elijah Holyfield. … For Tennessee, LB Darrin Kirkland Jr. (high ankle sprain) will miss his third straight game and CB Cam Sutton (fractured right ankle) is also out. But the Vols expect to have LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, who missed most of the last two games with a shoulder injury. … Tennessee has fumbled 12 times but lost only one. By contrast, opponents have fumbled eight times, with six of those recovered by the Vols. … The last four meetings between the teams have been decided by a touchdown or less, with one going to overtime.

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Download the WATE 6 On Your Side news app and sign up for push alerts for score updates and the latest from the game. Also follow WATE 6 On Your Side Sports Director Marshall Hughes on Twitter (@MarshallHughes) live tweets from the game. WATE 6 On Your Side will also live stream the post-game press conference with University of Tennessee Head Coach Butch Jones. Just check WATE.com about 5-15 minutes after the game.

Game information

The game airs at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.

Tickets are still available for the Tennessee-Georgia game. They are going for over $100 each, but some of the lower level seats are selling for $500-$750 each.

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No backpacks are allowed at Sanford Stadium. They do allow bags larger than 10 inches by 12 inches. Make sure to check their website for a list of stadium policies.

Game-day forecast

The WATE 6 Storm Team recommends bringing sunscreen to the game.

Gameday Forecast
WATE 6 Storm Team Game Day Forecast

Make sure to download the Knoxville Weather App and the WATE 6 On Your Side News app for news and weather updates on the go.


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