Former Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Erik Ainge questioned how loud Sanford Stadium would be for the Georgia-Tennessee game. Georgia fans and the Georgia team proved Ainge wrong in the Bulldogs’ 27-13 win over the Volunteers. Ainge played at Tennessee from 2004-2007.
Georgia fans had a massive impact on the Georgia-Tennessee game. The Tennessee offensive line struggled all day against Georgia’s defensive front. Tennessee finished with seven false start penalties. Georgia had a season-high six sacks against Tennessee and allowed 2.2 yards per rush.
Georgia’s performance gave the fans a lot to cheer about and caused Ainge to take back a Tweet he shared ahead of Tennessee’s road trip to Athens:
Playing between the hedges is overrated. Not that loud and definitely not intimidating. It’s nothing like playing in Neyland. Vols will be just fine in Athens!
— Erik Ainge (@ErikAinge3) November 1, 2022
Ainge, who went 2-0 in his career with Tennessee in Athens, admitted he was wrong about Georgia’s atmosphere. It’s good to see him own up to his mistake. Tennessee is still in a good position to make the College Football Playoff despite the road loss.
Stadium was lit. Georgia played lights out. Great win for them and their fans. I was wrong. Great win for UGA. 😞 Goodnight
— Erik Ainge (@ErikAinge3) November 5, 2022
Some folks thought Tennessee fans would takeover Athens, but the stadium was almost entirely red. Tennessee had an excellent home environment for its win over Alabama, but Georgia’s crowd proved a big obstacle for the Volunteers.
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