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WATCH: Georgia Bulldog Fans Light up Neyland Stadium

November 13, 2021

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KNOXVILLE - It’s not Sanford Stadium, but Georgia fans lit up Neyland Stadium between the 3rd and 4th quarters, making it feel like a small home game for the Bulldogs who lead Tennessee 27-10 after 3 quarters.

Here are more notes from Georgia’s 4th-quarter lead...

*Defensive Review: Top-ranked Georgia, the national leader in Scoring Defense (6.6 ppg), held Tennessee to 10 points as the Vols ran 41 plays for 184 yards (159 yards came in the first quarter and only 25 yards in the 2nd quarter). UT is averaging 38.2 points a game.

Junior Nakobe Dean led the team with seven stops including a sack. UT took opening kick and scored a TD, going 77 yards on 10 plays in 3:11. Georgia trailed 7-0 with 11:43 in first quarter. On their first possession, the Bulldogs responded with a 78-yard TD drive on six plays in 2:28 to tie the game with 9:11. With 1:38 left in the first quarter, UT took a 10-7 lead on a 24-yard field goal. Georgia trailed 10-7 after the 1st quarter. In the 2nd quarter, Georgia tied the game at 10 with 9:42 left. Also In the second quarter, senior Derion Kendrick notched his second interception, the other came versus USC. It led to a TD. Georgia is +3 in turnover margin this season and has scored 80 points off 14 turnovers.

*Bennett Leads Bulldogs: In the first half, Georgia senior QB Stetson Bennett went 12-for-21, 154 yards, 1 TD plus 1 TD rushing. He got the start for the sixth straight week and seventh time overall this year. He had a 10-yard rushing TD for the team’s first lead at 17-10 with 7:24 left in the first half. It capped a five-play, 40-yard drive in 1:32.  He directed an 11-play, 90-yard drive in 3:05 to make it 24-10 with 37 seconds left in the first half. It was Georgia’s fourth 11-play drive of the year, which ties a season-high. The others came against USC (90), Arkansas (93) and Mizzou (75).

*Top Targets: In the first half, seven different Bulldogs caught a pass. Freshman AD Mitchell led the team with four catches for 57 yards. Junior Kearis Jackson had two for 32 yards. Senior RB James Cook (2-for-35) caught a 23-yarder for a TD that made it 24-10.

*Rushing Highlights: Georgia tallied 121 rushing yards on 18 attempts and 2 TDs. Senior James Cook had 78 yards on six carries (13.0) including one TD. Cook capped the first drive with a 39-yard TD to tie the game at 7. It was his 12th career rushing TD. Bennett had 32 yards on five attempts.Cook also had a 23-yard receiving TD. Cook posted 113 all-purpose yards in the first half.

*Special Teams Summary: In the first half, senior punter Jake Camarda had three punts for a 48.0 average. Junior Jack Podlesny had three PATs plus went 1-for-1 on field goals. He made a 40-yarder to tie the game at 10 with 9:42 left. This year, he is now 15-for-19 on field goals and 45-for-46 on PATs.

*Game Captains/Coin Toss: The captains were seniors James Cook (RB) and Quay Walker (ILB) and junior Nakobe Dean (ILB). Georgia won the toss and deferred the football until the second half.



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