Instant analysis: Georgia 51, Tennessee 44

September, 29, 2012
9/29/12
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ATHENS, GA. -- In a wild shootout that featured more than 1,000 yards of total offense, No. 5 Georgia hung on to defeat Tennessee 51-44 on Saturday at Sanford Stadium.

It was over when: Georgia’s Jordan Jenkins stripped Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray of the ball, and John Jenkins recovered for the Bulldogs at their own 32 with 1:22 to play. Georgia had to punt the ball back to Tennessee, but Bray was intercepted by a diving Sanders Commings with seven seconds remaining.

Game ball goes to: Georgia freshman running back Keith Marshall rushed for 164 yards on 10 carries and had touchdown runs of 75 and 72 yards.

Stat of the game: Georgia has scored 40 or more points in all five of its games this season.

Stat of the game II: Bray turned the ball over on each of Tennessee’s last three offensive possessions -- two interceptions and a fumble.

Unsung hero: Commings had two interceptions for the Bulldogs, both coming in the fourth quarter.

What it means: Georgia (5-0, 3-0) hangs on to stay unbeaten heading into next week’s big Eastern Division showdown with South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. Tennessee (3-2, 0-2) gets a week off before traveling to Mississippi State on Oct. 13 in a game that will swing the Vols’ season one way or the other.

Chris Low | email

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