UT-UGA Post-Game Notes

Oct. 9, 2010

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For Starters

  • Joseph Ayres, of Knoxville, made his first career start on defense, going in at nose tackle. Six Vols have made their first starts on defense this season; nine have made their first starts on offense.

The Drive Difference

  • Tennessee started most drives deep in its own territory. The Vols average starting position was their own 21.
  • By contrast, Georgia's average starting position was its own 37.
  • The Bulldogs also controlled the clock, having possession for nine extra minutes (34:33 for Georgia; 25:27 for UT).

The Offense

Hunter's 100-Yard Day

  • Freshman wide receiver Justin Hunter led the Vols with four catches for 110 yards.
  • Hunter became UT's first freshman to have 100 receiving yards in a game since Robert Meachem caught five passes for 145 yards and a touchdown against Kentucky in 2004.
  • Hunter surpassed his career high on one drive in the first half. He had 66 yards and a 38-yard touchdown catch to put the Vols on the scoreboard. He had 91 yards at halftime.

Three for Six

  • Senior wide receivier Denarius Moore, sophomore wide receivier Zach Rogers and tight end Luke Stocker each have at least one reception in all six games this season.
  • Stocker led the trio Saturday with two catches for 36 yards.


  • Matt Simms' interception in the first quarter snapped a streak of 72 consecutive passes without an interceptions, dating back to his final attempt of the third quarter against Florida, when he was intercepted by Jeremy Brown.
  • Freshman tailback Rajion Neal had his first career reception, a 58-yard catch and run to set up a touchdown by junior tailback Tauren Poole. Neal finished with two catches for 70 yards.
  • Poole leads the Vols with five rushing touchdowns.
  • Freshman quarterback Tyler Bray entered the game in the fourth quarter and completed 8-of-12 passes for 81 yards, setting person bests in both categories.

The Defense

A New Leader
  • Senior Nick Reveiz had led the Vols in tackles the last four games, but against Georgia, sophomore Herman Lathers paced the team with seven tackles. Reveiz finished with four assisted tackles.

The First Quarter

  • The Vols did not fare well in the first quarter, allowing 17 points. Tennessee has given up at least 17 points in three quarters this season: Oregon with 21 in the fourth and Florida with 17 in the third.

The Special Teams

Cunningham's Long Drive
  • Senior Chad Cunningham recorded a season-long punt of 55 yards early in the second quarter. His career long is 58 yards against Alabama in 2009.





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