Athens, GA (SportsNetwork.com) – Todd Gurley had plenty of rest last week and
his fresh legs carried 12th-ranked Georgia to a 35-32 win over Tennessee on
Saturday at Sanford Stadium.
Gurley sat out the final three quarters of last week’s 66-0 rout of Troy and
was the workhorse on Saturday. The Heisman candidate ran for a career-high 208
yards with a pair of touchdowns on 28 carries and caught four passes for 30
yards for the Bulldogs (3-1, 1-1 SEC), who beat Tennessee for the fifth
Hutson Mason threw for 147 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions, while
adding a score on the ground for Georgia. The Bulldogs had lost their SEC
opener two weeks ago at South Carolina.
Saturday was the conference opener for Tennessee (2-2, 0-1), which started its
SEC slate with an opponent other than Florida for the first time since 2001.
Justin Worley completed 23-of-35 passes for 264 yards with three touchdowns in
defeat, but sat out a majority of the third quarter with an elbow injury.
Jalen Hurd ran for 119 yards with a touchdown, but also had a costly fumble in
the end zone that gave Georgia its clinching score in an exciting fourth
quarter that featured a combined 29 points.