October 8, 2006
Athens -- The Georgia football team was facing a ranked opponent for the first time all season Saturday night, and the results were not pretty.
Tennessee became the first SEC team to post fifty on the Dawgs in Sanford Stadium since Steve Spurrier and the Gators did it ten years ago.
The 13th-ranked Volunteers crushing #10 Georgia 51-33.
The UGA offense had not been exactly potent, scoring 18 points or less in three of their previous four games.
The defense had been the saving grace, giving up just 34 points all season, including two shutouts.
The Dawgs had a 24-7 lead with a minute to go in the first half, but Tennessee scored 44 of the games next 52 points.
Georgia head coach Mark Richt says its always important after a big loss not to over-react.
"Just like in any tight ballgame you have to keep your poise, and keep your confidence, and keep fighting," says Richt. "That's what's going to happen the rest of this season."
Running back Thomas Brown says, "You never known what's going to happen in the SEC. People lose week in, and week out. We just have to continue to keep fighting, put the loss behind us, and learn from the mistakes we've made and continue to get better."
Brown returned a kick-off 99 yards for Georgia's only touchdown of the second half.
The Dogs will host Vanderbilt next week.