Georgia Bulldogs (5-0) ranked tenth in the nation return
home Saturday evening in Sanford Stadium to face the #13 ranked Tennessee Volunteers
(4-1). Under head coach,
Mark Richt Georgia is 4-1 against the Volunteer
with their only loss coming in Athens during the 2004 season when Georgia fell
19-14. The Bulldogs have won five of the last six meetings over the Volunteers,
but the Tennessee holds the series edge 18-12-2 all-time.
Saturday night's matchup with be the 13th time the
two teams have both been ranked in the top 25 and the fifth time in a row they
have both been ranked. Georgia will try to go 6-0 for the third time under coach
Richt if they can beat Tennessee.
Tereshinski ready to start
Senior quarterback Joe Tereshinski will make
his third start of the season for the Bulldogs against the Volunteers. Tereshinski
missed the last three games after injuring his ankle in the first series of
the South Carolina game. Georgia will start their third different quarterback
in as many games Saturday night.
Freshman quarterback Matthew Stafford will play
against the Volunteers at some point during the game. The Georgia coaching staff
will decide during the game when to sub Stafford in.
Georgia has only managed 14 points in their last two games
and has not scored in the first half of a game since the UAB game.
Big loss for Dawgs
Junior kicker Brandon Coutu will miss the rest
of the 2006 season after injuring his leg during practice Thursday. Junior kicker
Andy Bailey will take over for Coutu. Bailey last attempted a field
goal during the 2004 season.
Senior offensive tackle Michael Turner will play
against the Volunteers making his first appearance since the South Carolina.
Turner is battling an ankle injury.
The captains for the Tennessee game for Georgia are senior
center Nick Jones, senior defensive end Quentin Moses, junior
Thomas Brown, and senior linebacker Tony Taylor.
The Honorary captain is former defensive guard Eddie Weaver
Jr. (1978-81) who was a member of the 1980 National Championship team and a
two-time All-SEC selection.
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