ESPN's FPI predicts outcome of Tennessee at Georgia
Tennessee and Georgia are set to do battle on Saturday afternoon on CBS, with kickoff from Sanford Stadium set for 3:30 pm ET.
The No. 3 Bulldogs are coming off a dominant 27-6 victory over Auburn, while the No. 14 Volunteers had little trouble with Missouri in a 35-12 win at Neyland Stadium.
The all-time series between the Bulldogs and the Vols has been tight, with Georgia holding a slight 24-23-2 edge. However, it has won the last 3 meetings, including a 43-14 win in Knoxville last year—its 4th victory in its last 5 visits to Neyland.
On Sunday, ESPN released its predicted outcome of the game based on its Football Power Index, and the Dawgs have been given an 88.4 percent chance to pick up a 4th consecutive win over the Vols.
This game is key for both teams, especially with an abbreviated, conference-only schedule.
The Volunteers have a chance to improve to 3-0 for the first time under Jeremy Pruitt, with a strong chance to make it 4-0 with a game against Kentucky the following week. Meanwhile, Georgia hopes that it can ride its impressive win over Auburn to its own 3-0 start, setting up a potential “game of the year” showdown with No. 2 Alabama on October 17.