Tennessee’s secondary wasn’t really tested very often against Georgia, but there were a few plays they got bailed out on. There were at least three different plays where a man either blew an assignment or got beat that didn’t end up biting the Vols because Georgia either couldn’t haul in the pass or the ball was overthrown. Tennessee safeties continue to be somewhat of an issue despite being the most veteran unit on the team. Nigel Warrior had a few good hits, but he also dropped what could’ve been a huge momentum-shifting interception. Trevon Flowers played well when he was on the field, and Bryce Thompson notched six tackles. The Vols didn’t allow UGA’s passing game to create too many big plays, but that might’ve been more because of the Bulldogs’ inability to connect rather than Tennessee’s ability to stifle them.
Georgia’s offense was very conservative on Saturday, relying on the run the majority of the game. Jake Fromm wasn’t asked to do a whole lot, but he did complete 16 of his 22 pass attempts for 185 yards. On several different occasions, Georgia’s receivers were running wide open from what appeared to be a miscommunication among Tennessee’s secondary. The best play of the day came on a Trevon Flowers interception that didn’t count because the defensive line jumped offsides. You saw the potential Bryce Thompson and Alontae Taylor possess at times, but the group as a whole didn’t play winning football on Saturday.