KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carson Beck threw for 298 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 1 Georgia to a 38-10 victory over No. 21 Tennessee on Saturday night.
Dillon Bell caught five passes for 90 yards and a touchdown, and also threw an 18-yard TD pass to Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint for the Bulldogs (10-0, 8-0 Southeastern Conference). Rosemy-Jacksaint caught seven passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns.
Georgia became the first team to go undefeated in the SEC three years in a row since the league moved to an eight-game schedule in 1992.
Jaylen Wright broke through the middle of the line and raced 75 yards for a touchdown on the first snap of the game for the Volunteers (7-4, 3-4). He finished with 90 yards rushing.
Georgia was impressive on third down, converting 9 of 12 tries before the Bulldogs began killing time. Meanwhile, Tennessee struggled, going 2-of-11.
Beck was effective in the first half. He completed 17 of 20 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Bulldogs to a 24-10 lead.
Tennessee gained 75 rushing yards on the first snap and had 37 the rest of the half.
FACTS AND FIGURES
When Wright passed 75 yards for a touchdown on the team’s first play, Tennessee made it six straight plays when Georgia’s opponents scored on their first drive. …Tennessee royalty made an appearance after the first quarter — icon Dolly Parton was escorted onto the field by Vols legend Peyton Manning. She sang “Rocky Top” with the group as players from both teams looked on. … Georgia RG Tate Ratledge suffered an apparent knee injury in the second quarter.
Georgia: Building momentum from Saturday’s win into the regular-season finale should prepare the Bulldogs for their SEC championship game battle against Alabama.
Tennessee: This is the second straight year the Vols have limped to the end of the season. Last year, it was a shocking loss to South Carolina that ended their dreams of a spot in the College Football Playoff. This year, back-to-back losses to Missouri and Georgia relegated Tennessee to a lower-tier bowl game.
Georgia: The Bulldogs maintained their hold on the top spot in the AP poll, as well as the CFP poll.
Tennessee: After being in the Top 25 all season, a fourth loss would likely knock the Vols out of this poll for the season finale.
Georgia: The Bulldogs close out the regular season at Georgia Tech on Saturday.
Tennessee: Vanderbilt will visit Rocky Top on Saturday.
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