No. 1 Georgia easily beat Tennessee on Saturday. (Photo by Eakin Howard/Getty Images) (Eakin Howard via Getty Images)
No. 18 Tennessee scored a touchdown on its first offensive play of the game against No. 1 Georgia on Saturday. And it was complete domination by the Bulldogs from that point onward.
The Bulldogs outscored Tennessee 38-3 on the way to a 38-10 victory after Jaylen Wright ran 75 yards for a touchdown. Georgia had the lead before the first quarter was over and score 24 straight points before the Volunteers got a field goal to end the first half.
Georgia (11-0, 8-0 SEC) was powered by another fantastic performance from QB Carson Beck. He was 24-of-30 passing for 298 yards and threw three touchdowns. Beck has emerged as a star in recent weeks as Georgia has showed how good it is since the calendar flipped to October.
Beck is completing over 70% of his passes in 2023 and has thrown 21 TDs to just five interceptions. He hasn’t had a multi-interception game all season.
All-purpose player Dillon Bell also threw for a TD and caught another. Bell finished the game with five catches for 90 yards and has also been a credible rushing threat out of the backfield for the Bulldogs. After being a part of Georgia’s first two scores of the game, Bell had a chance to join a rare club with a passing TD, receiving TD and rushing TD in the same game. But he had just one carry for four yards.
The Bulldogs moved to No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings earlier in the week thanks to a massive win over Ole Miss. That game showed why the two-time defending national champions are the favorites to be the first team to win three straight titles in nearly 100 years. Saturday’s domination of the Volunteers did nothing to make you think Georgia won’t be playing for the national title again in January.
Source link : https://sports.yahoo.com/no-1-georgia-throttles-no-18-tennessee-to-move-to-11-0-233850647.html
Author : Yahoo Sports
Publish date : 2023-11-18 23:38:50
Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.