KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is looking for a trip to the SEC Championship Game for what would be the first time since 2007, but the road will go through Athens.
The No. 11-ranked Vols (4-0, 1-0 SEC) haven’t beaten ranked teams in back-to-back games since 2007, but that’s what they’ll be trying to do against No. 25-ranked Georgia (3-1, 1-1 SEC) at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Tennessee has a road trip to Texas A&M and home date with Alabama on deck, so the importance of the game against the Bulldogs is amplified.
Tennessee rallied from 24-3 down against the Bulldogs last season to score a 38-31 victory — but that was at Neyland Stadium.
Georgia’s Sanford Stadium will present a hostile environment and present the Vols with their first true road test of the season, as the 45-24 win over Virginia Tech was at the neutral site of Bristol Motor Speedway.