Georgia went 83 yards in 14 plays on its third possession to go up 7-0. D.J. Shockley completed three clutch third-down passes to sustain the drive, and fullback Brannan Southerland scored from the 1-yard line with just 17 seconds left in the period.
TIE: On third and eight at the Georgia 30-yard line, Shockley hit Southerland for 10 yards. On third and 10 at the UGA 49, he hit Martrez Milner for 20. On third and five at the Vol 26, he hit Mohamed Massaquoi for 15.
Shockley. On Georgia's TD drive he hit four of six pass attempts for 46 yards. He also ran for 17 yards, single-handedly accounting for 63 of the drive's 83 yards.
Georgia was 3 for 5 on third-down conversions. UT was 0 for 2.
Georgia recovered a Clausen fumble (TV replays suggested UT recovered) at the Vol 25-yard line. The Dawgs wound up getting an 18-yard Brandon Couto field goal on the final play of the half to go up 10-0.
Clausen's throw to Smith. It was a tad high but appeared catchable. Regardless, a connection there would've tied the game at 7-all and might have provided a huge emotional lift for UT. Instead, Minter's interception provided one for the Bulldogs one play later.
Leonard Pope, Georgia's 6-7, 250-pound tight end, caught three passes for 43 yards in the quarter.
Tennessee started its four second-quarter possessions at its 6-yard line, its 2, its 26 and its 8.
Tennessee advanced to Georgia's 30-yard line but Rob Smith was called for a chop block on third-and-one. After a 15-yard penalty, Clausen hit Robert Meachem at the UGA 15-yard line but Meachem dropped the pass and Tennessee punted.
Two plays later, Jonathan Wade stepped in front of Massaquoi on an out route, intercepted Shockley's belated pass and returned it 34 yards to the Bulldog 1-yard line. Clausen sneaked over for the TD, closing the gap to 13-7 with 57 seconds left in the quarter.
Meachem's drop. If he catches that ball at the UGA 15-yard line, UT should at least get three points out of that drive.
Hefney. His interception return broke Georgia's momentum and got Tennessee back in the game.
Georgia's only turnover of the first three quarters was a doozy. It basically gave Tennessee a gift touchdown.
Georgia shredded a weary Vol defense with run after run on its final drive of the game. Thomas Brown capped the march with an 18-yard touchdown run that boosted the score to 27-7 with just 1:44 remaining.
With Georgia playing prevent defense, Tennessee nickeled and dimed its way downfield. Clausen hit Meachem with a 24-yard touchdown pass on the game's final play, moving the score to a deceptive 27-14.
Flowers' punt return touchdown. That play stuck the knife in Tennessee's heart and twisted it.
Flowers. Simply put, his return sealed the deal.
Tennessee rushed 26 times for a mere 48 yards, less than 2.0 yards per carry. The Vols were penalized 12 times for 78 yards and lost three turnovers. That's a recipe for disaster.
Game #: 1110
Date: Oct. 8
Coach Match-up: For the Vols - Fulmer and for the Bulldogs - Richt
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