Georgia defeats Tennessee, remains unbeaten

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Georgia rolled past Tennessee to keep its perfect record intact Saturday at Neyland Stadium.

The No. 1 Bulldogs notched a 41-17 victory over the Volunteers, spoiling homecoming on Rocky Top, but UT’s offensive output represents the most points against Georgia (10-0, 8-0 SEC) has given up all season.

The Vols (5-5, 3-4 SEC) again darted off to a fast start and opened a 10-7 lead before the the Bulldogs scored the next 34 points of the contest.

Tennessee scored first when quarterback Hendon Hooker connected with Velus Jones Jr. on a 9-yard touchdown pass with 11 minutes, 43 seconds remaining in the first quarter.

The Bulldogs pulled even a short time later when James Cook scored on a 29-yard touchdown scamper.

Cook had his best game of the season as he amassed 104 yards and two scores on just 10 carries. He also caught a 23-yard touchdown pass to give the Bulldogs the 24-10 advantage they enjoyed at halftime.

The Vols took a 10-7 lead with 1:38 remaining in the opening frame when Chase McGrath kicked a 24-yard field goal.

Georgia then scored 17 unanswered points in the second quarter as Jack Podlesney had a 40-yard field goal and Stetson Bennett IV had a 9-yard scoring dash before connecting with with Cook to close out the scoring in the first half.

Podlesney’s 26-yard field goal late in the third quarter extended the Bulldogs’ advantage to 27-10.

In the final frame, Cook had a 3-yard scoring run and Kenny McIntosh added another touchdown on the ground to make it 41-10.

The Vols scored late when backup quarterback Joe Milton III had a touchdown pass to Cedric Tillman, who finished the contest with 200 receiving yards on 10 catches.