The Matchup: Tennessee (2-1, 0-0 SEC) at Georgia (2-1, 0-1 SEC)
The Venue: Sanford Stadium
The Kick: 12 p.m. ET

Series Record: Tennessee 21-20-2

Last Meeting: A rebuilding Tennessee took the Bulldogs to overtime last season in Knoxville but couldn’t pull out the win, losing 34-31 in extra time.

Coaches: Butch Jones (57-35 overall), Mark Richt (128-46 overall).

Last game (Georgia): Georgia made quick work of the Troy Trojans in a 66-0 stomping. The Bulldog starters got a lot of rest as Georgia emptied its bench last weekend.

Last game (Tennessee): The Volunteers are coming off a bye week after a loss to Oklahoma in Norman two weeks ago. Tennessee fought valiantly, but wasn’t able to sustain the level of physicality the Sooners demanded for 60 minutes.

Georgia wins if: The secondary shores up some holes. Tennessee poses a very difficult challenge in the passing game with senior quarterback Justin Worley throwing to a host of receivers highlighted by the likes of Marquez North and Pig Howard.

Tennessee wins if: It can slow down the Georgia rushing attack. No one has showed any capability to stop the Bulldogs on the ground, with South Carolina having the most success allowing just 217 yards rushing yards. Quarterback Hutson Mason has not had to throw the ball on key downs yet, but if Tennessee can get him in some favorable down-and-distance situations, the Vols could have a lot of success.

What it means if Georgia wins: The ‘Dawgs will be one step closer to its goal of an SEC East championship. The race is wide open and there’s a huge showdown up the road in Columbia between South Carolina and Missouri on Saturday night.

What it means if Tennessee wins: Volunteer faithful will have tangible evidence that Jones’ “brick-by-brick” philosophy is working. We know the Vols are much improved over a year ago, but to go into Athens and get a division win against a top-15 opponent would be huge in restoring confidence back on Rocky Top.