One week after getting its biggest monkey off its back, can Tennessee continue its path the SEC East title, or will Georgia derail the its hopes and get a bounce-back performance after getting thrashed by Ole Miss last week?
There’s certainly plenty of storylines to discuss heading into Saturday’s showdown in the SEC East, The result of the game could create clarity or chaos in the East as October football begins.
Here is what a few national media outlets are saying about the showdown between Tennessee and Georgia:
- We all know about Tennessee’s slow starts and second-half surges this season. Eventually, one would think that would catch up with the Vols. If Georgia wants to put itself in the position to catch them, quarterback Jacob Eason needs to step up his game. However, that could be an issue against the Tennessee defense, writes ESPN’s Edward Aschoff.
- Saturday is critical for Kirby Smart’s Bulldogs to stay in the race for the SEC East crown. One week after getting humbled, Georgia will look to show the college football world that it is capable of knocking off a major contender, writes Gary B. Graves of the Associated Press.
- As a whole, Tennessee enters Saturday as the favorite, but on paper, both teams are very talented. Who has the edge when you really analyze the individual matchups? Wes Rucker of 247Sports breaks it down.
- In what looks to be a subdued week in the SEC, Tennessee-Georgia is by far the highlight of the weekend. It’s easy to see why. The Associated Press takes a look at Saturday’s SEC East showdown.