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1 hour ago, RandomFan said:

Keep believing their hype if you want to. UGA is about to leave zero doubt who is the #1 team in the land. And it won't be the team throwing mustard bottles at the end of the game. 

People thinking TEN is the 2nd coming of 2019 LSU offense are in for a rude awakening in a few days. 

The playoff committee just insured TEN a colossal beat down with their disrespectful rankings. Kirby has to be dancing on the ceiling because he knows what is coming now.  

LOL if Georgia need to be dropped to #3 so they could be motivated to play Tennessee they are already in trouble. 

Has nothing to with the Tennessee hype LOL been watching UGA since the 70's. This team is good they are **** good but they got flaws, weaknesses and can be beaten. Bennett can't play like he did against Florida can't have those turnovers. There was no good reason that game should have got within 8 points lat week, yet it did. FWIW Hooker ain't AR, he has some skills and receivers to boot.  Dysfunctional Florida put up 20 points the Vols could easily double that. 

Its all about Georgia if they come out flat or don't play 4 quarters and let Tennessee hang around they more than a punchers chance,  Georgia had better be able to pound the rock, and limit Tennessee's offensive series.  They just can't just deek around for a quarter or more and expect Tennessee not to put points on the board. Conversely they can't get up 2-3 scores and just coast either. 

Besides who was the better team this game? who was the better coach? who had the home field advantage? 

 

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39 minutes ago, putnam6 said:

LOL if Georgia need to be dropped to #3 so they could be motivated to play Tennessee they are already in trouble. 

Has nothing to with the Tennessee hype LOL been watching UGA since the 70's. This team is good they are **** good but they got flaws, weaknesses and can be beaten. Bennett can't play like he did against Florida can't have those turnovers. There was no good reason that game should have got within 8 points lat week, yet it did. FWIW Hooker ain't AR, he has some skills and receivers to boot.  Dysfunctional Florida put up 20 points the Vols could easily double that. 

Its all about Georgia if they come out flat or don't play 4 quarters and let Tennessee hang around they more than a punchers chance,  Georgia had better be able to pound the rock, and limit Tennessee's offensive series.  They just can't just deek around for a quarter or more and expect Tennessee not to put points on the board. Conversely they can't get up 2-3 scores and just coast either. 

Besides who was the better team this game? who was the better coach? who had the home field advantage? 

 

If you scared, say you scared. 

Not me. 

There are 2 teams that can give us a game this year. 10erC isn't one of them. 

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14 hours ago, RandomFan said:

If you scared, say you scared. 

Not me. 

There are 2 teams that can give us a game this year. 10erC isn't one of them. 

Just discussing the game...this week it's Tennessee

Thats why they play the games on paper you probably are right, but honestly Georgia hasn't played anybody tough except Oregon. Thats also probably the only time Georgia played their A game for 4 quarters the whole year. 

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Lots riding on this game.

This is, effectively, these teams first playoff game.

Don't see the loser making it to the playoffs. Doubt either team loses another game in the regular season, so there's no way the loser of the game gets into the SEC championship game and don't think either Tenn or GA makes it into the playoffs as  1 loss nonconference champion. Don't see a way that happens, if it can be glad to hear the scenario.

if either of them are undefeated SEC champs, they're probably rated number 1 at the end of the year and are definitely in the playoffs.

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2 minutes ago, falconidae said:

Lots riding on this game.

This is, effectively, these teams first playoff game.

Don't see the loser making it to the playoffs. Doubt either team loses another game in the regular season, so there's no way the loser of the game gets into the SEC championship game and don't think either Tenn or GA makes it into the playoffs as  1 loss nonconference champion. Don't see a way that happens, if it can be glad to hear the scenario.

if either of them are undefeated SEC champs, they're probably rated number 1 at the end of the year and are definitely in the playoffs.

TN still has that win against Bama. I believe they make it if they lose and win out.

I heard Mad Dog saying on First Take and Finebaum basically agreeing with him that if TN beats GA, and Bama beats TN in the SEC Championship, that Bama and TN are gonna make it and GA not, while they both still agreed that GA is still one of the top 3 teams in the country and shouldn't be left out.

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23 minutes ago, fuego said:

TN still has that win against Bama. I believe they make it if they lose and win out.

I heard Mad Dog saying on First Take and Finebaum basically agreeing with him that if TN beats GA, and Bama beats TN in the SEC Championship, that Bama and TN are gonna make it and GA not, while they both still agreed that GA is still one of the top 3 teams in the country and shouldn't be left out.

Tenn might make it, but there's enough undefeated teams left that they could get left out.
 

Be really amusing to watch the rest of the country go nuts if 3 SEC teams got into a 4 team playoff.
 

Although I'd much prefer an undefeated GA in the playoffs.

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7 hours ago, RandomFan said:

 

Yeah, Tenn is tops in the nation at 553 yards of offense a game, GA is second in the nation at 530 yards a game.
Tenn is number one in points scored, 49.4 points a game, GA is 6th at 41.8.  Tenn's scoring numbers are inflated by beating up on cupcakes. GA's total could easily be much more- could have added another 30 points on Samford, for example.

Real difference in styles of offense, both are incredibly effective.
 

Other side of the ball?
Ga is number two in the nation in scoring defense at 10.8 points a game, Tenn is 26th at 21 points a game

GA is 4th in nation at 262 yards a game allowed. Tenn is 80th at 393 yards a game.

 

This will be the best defense by far that the Vols have played, and an offense that can keep up with them. There's a reason GA is favored by more than a TD in the game. Unless GA turns the ball over, I don't think the Vols win.

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15 hours ago, falconidae said:

Lots riding on this game.

This is, effectively, these teams first playoff game.

Don't see the loser making it to the playoffs. Doubt either team loses another game in the regular season, so there's no way the loser of the game gets into the SEC championship game and don't think either Tenn or GA makes it into the playoffs as  1 loss nonconference champion. Don't see a way that happens, if it can be glad to hear the scenario.

if either of them are undefeated SEC champs, they're probably rated number 1 at the end of the year and are definitely in the playoffs.

Too many factors to say neither makes it if they lose. (What's the final score of the game? What do the other teams finish? Does the team that loses this game dominate all of their remaining games?)

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15 hours ago, falconidae said:

Lots riding on this game.

This is, effectively, these teams first playoff game.

Don't see the loser making it to the playoffs. Doubt either team loses another game in the regular season, so there's no way the loser of the game gets into the SEC championship game and don't think either Tenn or GA makes it into the playoffs as  1 loss nonconference champion. Don't see a way that happens, if it can be glad to hear the scenario.

if either of them are undefeated SEC champs, they're probably rated number 1 at the end of the year and are definitely in the playoffs.

There’s a scenario where 3 SEC teams have a case w/ 12-1 Alabama, 12-1 Tennessee, 11-1 Georgia.

Would probably require Oregon winning the pac 12, TCU losing a game, and then Clemson losing a game. None of this is unrealistic either.

Let’s assume 13-0 Ohio State, 12-1 Alabama and 12-1 Tennessee are locks in that case. It would come down to 11-1 Georgia, 12-1 TCU, 12-1 Clemson, and 12-1 Oregon in the worst case. Why not Georgia in that position? TCU and Clemson would be conference champs, but they don’t pass the eye test like Georgia. Oregon can’t make it over Georgia because well, they got dismantled by them lol. And then there’s Michigan who could be 11-1 but we won’t even dive into that. 

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15 minutes ago, Boise Falcon Fan said:

Too many factors to say neither makes it if they lose. (What's the final score of the game? What do the other teams finish? Does the team that loses this game dominate all of their remaining games?)

At the very least, puts a serious dent in the loser of this game chances to get to the playoffs.

5 minutes ago, tl;dr said:

There’s a scenario where 3 SEC teams have a case w/ 12-1 Alabama, 12-1 Tennessee, 11-1 Georgia.

Would probably require Oregon winning the pac 12, TCU losing a game, and then Clemson losing a game. None of this is unrealistic either.

Let’s assume 13-0 Ohio State, 12-1 Alabama and 12-1 Tennessee are locks in that case. It would come down to 11-1 Georgia, 12-1 TCU, 12-1 Clemson, and 12-1 Oregon in the worst case. Why not Georgia in that position? TCU and Clemson would be conference champs, but they don’t pass the eye test like Georgia. Oregon can’t make it over Georgia because well, they got dismantled by them lol. And then there’s Michigan who could be 11-1 but we won’t even dive into that. 

Find it hard to believe that the GA would sneak in there, think the committee would be to be very reluctant to put GA in as the third team.

As I said earlier, much prefer the undefeated bulldogs get a seat in the playoffs. 

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Geogia -8 vs Tennessee

The media has gotten so hot and bothered by Tennessee beating Alabama that many pundits are convinced the Vols will walk all over the Bulldogs. You can’t swing a dead raccoon without hitting a “Hooker for Heisman” take or a “The 2022 Vols are 2019 LSU” comparison. The Vols are #1 in the first CFP rankings. The media loves them. Analysts are calling them unstoppable. Only one problem… Vegas looked across that landscape and hung UGA -9 as its opening line on Sunday afternoon. As of Wednesday night one website said that 93% of the public dollars are on the Vols. Despite that, Vegas has only let this spread creep to 8.

First thought… Tennessee has been phenomenal this year. They also could easily be 5-2 and looked fairly pedestrian against the best defensive line they faced when they went to Pittsburgh. If they were to win the National Title they would be the first team with a Blue-Chip Ratio under 50% to ever do so. UT’s roster is only 31% blue-chippers. In terms of how they’re made up, the Vols have a lot more similarities to the 2014 Mississippi State team who opened at #1 when the first CFP rankings came out than they do to 2019 LSU. There’s not NFL players on every level of this team. Georgia on the other hand does have future pros all over its roster.

The tempo that the UT offense runs is a cheat code of sorts in college football. It eliminates the ability to substitute and it is designed to create busted coverages. That happens more so through catching a CB who is staring at the sideline for a play call with his pants down than it does through scheme. This scheme is not a new invention. Heupel was running it at Missouri in 2018 when the Tigers scored 29 on UGA. Giving up that many points to anyone is something Kirby Smart loses sleep over, and he studied the offense during the following offseason.

There are two things that hurt this Tennessee scheme. The first is A & B-Gap pressure from DT’s and ILB’s. The second is boundary CB’s who possess the size to play press coverage against WR’s and also  fight through blocks well enough to tackle WR Screen plays. The good news for Georgia is that they have both of those.

UGA will have to stop the run with just 5 men in the box. I think they’ll win a lot more of those battles than they lose. There’s no shutting this offense down entirely, but Georgia can hold UT into the 20’s or the low-30’s.

Far too little attention has been paid this week to Georgia’s offense. The Bulldogs put up 500 yards every week without looking like they’re really trying to. They’ve stayed vanilla for most of the year but they have produced more 12+ yards runs and 16+ yard passes this year than the Vols have. The playbook will be opened wide on Saturday and UGA will control this game with its offensive line.

For as great as UT has been, they still don’t have the horses for a game like this. That’s particularly true on defense. Georgia wins and it won’t be particularly close in the end.

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28 minutes ago, falconidae said:

At the very least, puts a serious dent in the loser of this game chances to get to the playoffs.

Find it hard to believe that the GA would sneak in there, think the committee would be to be very reluctant to put GA in as the third team.

As I said earlier, much prefer the undefeated bulldogs get a seat in the playoffs. 

That’s honestly the easiest way: just win all your games. I’d think it would be a tough sell for 11-1 UGA to be in unless just total chaos happens, but you never know. Definitely think UGA is one of the 4 best teams which that’s mattered in the past.  

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