Georgia hands Vols, Jones embarrassing loss

Tennessee football report card: No. 7 was the right answer on offense and defense

Sure, the Vols are 3-2, but they're 0-2 in SEC play, hanging out at the bottom of the division with the likes of Vanderbilt and Missouri.

Jones had criticized media coverage of his program Monday and said "sometimes the negativity is overwhelming".

Georgia's lopsided victory gives the Bulldogs a decent shot at moving into the top five. Fromm ended the first half with another touchdown run, this time on a read option.

"I think they've played above where they should be, and I attribute that to coaching", Luginbill said.

"It's loud, loud, loud", said Smart, who coached every other year in the stadium for the Alabama-Tennessee game. They were helped by Jake Fromm's two scrambles for a touchdown to plant the momentum firmly in Georgia's favor. If the defense brings the heat and puts him in critical situations all afternoon, he'll make mistakes that could tilt the game in Georgia's favor. Inside linebacker Roquan Smith led the team in tackles last season and has a team-high 27 this year. Georgia was amped up of having the SEC's powerhouse come in and wanted to make a statement that they could hang with the Tide in part because they were as talented as Alabama.

In the wake of the offensive struggles, the Vol defense was valiant early, but eventually wilted under the stress of Georgia's relentless rushing attack.

"I'm not going to stand here and lie and say it doesn't feel to shut out our opponents", McGhee said. Six plays later, running back Brian Herrien punched it in from three yards out. Kelly, the SEC's leading rusher going into Saturday action, ran 16 times for 44 yards, well below his 112.5-yard average. Not only did the Vols play poorly, there were bumbling moments to go along with it.

Eason has been practicing as the second-team quarterback this week as he continues to recover from a sprained knee suffered in the season opener. The Bulldogs took a 7-0 lead two minutes into the game on a 59-yard flea-flicker, scored again on their next possession and never let the other Bulldogs back in the game. The Vols allowed Georgia to convert nine of their 16 third downs for first downs.

NOTES: Saturday's win was the 800th in Bulldogs history.

But this is where Butch Jones is right now. Also, Tennessee just struggled mightily with the 0-5 MA team. Dormady was 3-of-12 for 11 yards and two picks.

"Georgia has a lot of guys that they can sub in, and they are pretty deep", said Dormady. "We'll compete during the bye week, and the individuals who have the best week of practice and the best week of preparation for SC will be the ones that are on the field first". The Bulldogs followed with a field goal.

There would be no frantic finishes or dramatic comebacks in the latest edition of the Georgia-Tennessee rivalry. Nick Chubb ran for 109 yards for Georgia, which totaled 294 yards on the ground.

Jones quipped that "knowing Jauan, I'd be afraid he'd run out on the field regardless and want to play". Yet, No. 7 Georgia did not show the Vols any mercy in Week 5 as nothing seemed to go right for Tennessee.

Only one of those 298 carries has come in Tennessee's Neyland Stadium, when he took a pitch and ran outside toward the sideline on the first play from scrimmage on October 10, 2015. Holyfield rushed for 51 yards in the Bulldogs' 41-0 victory.