Saturday, October 8, 2011
Mitchell burns Vols' single coverage
By Chris Low
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray said in the summer that freshman Malcolm Mitchell was one of the fastest guys he's seen on a football field.
Mitchell has turned on the jets a couple of different times in this game and is a big reason Georgia is leading Tennessee 20-6 late in the third quarter.
The Bulldogs, backed up on their own 6, got single coverage on Mitchell, and he burned Tennessee cornerback Marsalis Teague on a 71-yard bomb, setting up an Isaiah Crowell 17-yard touchdown run.
In the first half, Mitchell beat Tennessee cornerback Izauea Lanier for a 43-yard gain, setting up a short Blair Walsh field goal.
The Bulldogs have taken several shots down the field in this game, as the Vols haven't been shy about giving Mitchell single coverage.