Field Street Forum links to a Vol site’s analysis of this year’s matchup. Here’s the conclusion:
Georgia’s won five straight in this one, but ever since the 41-14 waxing in 2010, every game in this series since has been decided by one score, with a couple games coming down to the very final seconds.
The Bulldogs clearly have the upper hand right now, but aren’t at the point of owning this series yet.
I don’t know what the author’s definition of ownage may be, but five in a row is pretty damned dominant, regardless of point spread.
And with regard to that, even there, you can find a little back story. Yes, every one of the last four games came down to a one-score margin.
- 2014: 35-32
- 2013: 34-31
- 2012: 51-44
- 2011: 20-12 (Note: UT scored with 2:45 left on the clock in the fourth quarter.)
But you know what else every one of those four games sported? A big (at least two scores) Georgia lead.
- 2014: 21-10
- 2013: 17-3
- 2012: 27-10
- 2011: 20-6
This team has recently had a bad habit of relaxing against Tennessee. Maybe it’s time to take the Vols seriously for a full sixty minutes. Try hanging on to that big lead, guys, or stay focused by struggling for the game’s entirety.