Georgia makes statement with huge win; fans call for Bulldogs to take No. 1 spot in CFP rankings
Georgia largely looked the part of the No. 1 team in the country on Saturday against Tennessee at Sanford Stadium.
The Bulldogs were ranked No. 3 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, while the Volunteers were in the top spot. While the Dawgs were far from perfect ‐ committing some untimely penalties and struggling to get off the field in the 2nd half at times, while leaving an opening for the Vols to get back into it ‐ they held the normally potent Tennessee offense to just 13 points. The Vols hadn’t scored fewer than 34 all season. The Sanford Stadium crowd also made things difficult for the Vols, forcing them into countless false starts.
Offensively, Stetson Bennett was 17-of-25 for 257 yards and 2 touchdowns, adding a touchdown on the ground. Much of his work was done in the 1st half. The Bulldogs defense got to Hendon Hooker 7 times.
Georgia heads to Mississippi State next Saturday. It may be doing so as the new No. 1 team in the College Football Playoff rankings when the committee reconvenes on Tuesday. Fans across social media certainly think so:
Georgia is the number 1 team. Just worry about the other 3 spots.
— ˛ (@RollaKnows) November 5, 2022
It’s Georgia and then everyone else and it’s ok for everyone to accept that.
— Brian Gebhardt (@brian_gebhardt) November 5, 2022
Georgia the number 1 team in the country and they have been since January
— Coach JR (@jaymar1210) November 5, 2022
Georgia is the most complete team in the nation. TENNESSEE SHOULD NOT BE NUMBER 1
— Will Lewis (@chillwillforeal) November 5, 2022
Georgia fans are about to unleash so many saved tweets from those loud mouth Tennessee fans lol. Guess we know who the real #1 is #GoDawgs
— Daniel Joseph (@Daniel_Joseph86) November 5, 2022
— Jordan Frye (@AtlFrye5) November 5, 2022
Yeah, maybe Georgia should be #1 in the CFP rankings. https://t.co/yMWwV5PLWF
— Doug Taylor (@TrulyDougTaylor) November 5, 2022
Georgia said we the real number 1
— Daryl (@DarylObie) November 5, 2022
YALL HAD NO REASON TRYING GEORGIA REMOVING US FROM NUMBER 1 ANYWAY
— Mario Sumpter (@rionumba8) November 5, 2022
— C Martin (@UGAgrad1988) November 5, 2022