Saturday’s Georgia-Tennessee matchup could go a long way toward determining the team that represents the SEC East in this year’s conference championship game.

The Bulldogs are coming off a resounding 38-10 loss to Alabama. Meanwhile, Tennessee has lost to Florida and Arkansas over the last two weeks. Here is what a few media outlets are saying about the SEC’s biggest matchup of the week:

  1. Georgia is full of respect facing Joshua Dobbs for the first time. So says the Entering this year, the Tennessee QB had made his previous two season debuts after the Georgia game, which is why he has never faced the Bulldogs going into Saturday’s matchup.
  2. Jordan Jenkins sees a little Todd Gurley in Jalen Hurd. That’s what the Georgia linebacker/defensive lineman believes, which is a pretty high compliment for the Tennessee running back.
  3. The Bulldogs are not measuring up on special teams. Georgia surrendered a punt return for a touchdown by Minkah Fitzpatrick last week. And according to this report, the Bulldogs are last in the nation in kick returns at 14.0 yards per game, 87th in punt coverage at 9.9 and tied for 85th in kickoff coverage at 22.0.
  4. Late struggles have Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike DeBord searching for answers. All three of the Vols’ losses this season have been by a touchdown or less, and Tennessee has led by at least 13 points in each of those defeats. In this article, DeBord tries to explain why Hurd only had 4 carries in the second half of last week’s loss to Arkansas.
  5. Brian Schottenheimer affirms that Greyson Lambert is still Georgia’s starting QB and that backup Brice Ramsey will play. So says Georgia’s offensive coordinator, who watched Lambert complete only 10 of 24 passes for 86 yards last week against Alabama and saw Ramsey complete only 1 of 6 passes while throwing 2 interceptions against the Crimson Tide.