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AT FIRST GLANCE - GEORGIA
- Tennessee owns a 21-19-2 all-time edge in the 43-game series, although the Bulldogs have won the last three meetings, following the Vols winning three of four from 2006-09. UT is 11-9-1 vs. Georgia in Knoxville.
- The Vols' last win in the series was a 45-19 decision at Neyland Stadium in 2009, which was Georgia's largest margin of defeat over the last five seasons.
- Six of the last eight meetings have been decided by 12 or more points, but the last two have been decided by eight (UGA 20, UT 12 - 2012) and seven (UGA 51, UT 44 - 2013) points.
SMOKEY GRAY DEBUT
- The Vols will officially debut their new adidas Smokey Gray uniforms on Saturday, which were unveiled on Aug. 15, at Tennessee's media day.
- Tennessee last wore an alternate uniform on October 31, 2009 when the Vols donned a black jersey against No. 21 South Carolina, a 31-13 victory, the last over a ranked opponent.
- Saturday's game will mark just the third time since the 1930s that a UT team has worn anything other than orange at home. The other coming in the 2004 season opener when the Vols wore throwback white jerseys in a 42-17 win over UNLV.
A TENNESSEE WIN WOULD...
- Represent the first win over a ranked team since 10/31/09 vs. No. 21 South Carolina (31-13) and the first over a top 10 team since 10/7/06, a 51-33 win in Athens over No. 10 Georgia.
- Improve Butch Jones to 54-29 (.651) in seven seasons as a head coach while marking the 803rd win in Tennessee football history.
- Give Tennessee its fifth consecutive win at Neyland Stadium and a 10-3 record in its last 13 games at home since Nov. 5, 2011. UT is 33-14 (.702) at Neyland Stadium since 2007.
- Improve Tennessee to 22-19-2 all-time vs. Georgia and 12-9-1 in Knoxville while snapping a three-game losing streak to the Bulldogs.
- The Vols are tied for first in the country (Virginia Tech) with 11 interceptions and rank third in the nation with 15 turnovers forced. UT leads the SEC in both categories.
- UT forced three turnovers vs. South Alabama and have forced multiple turnovers in four of five games.
- Tennessee has intercepted a pass on 6.55 percent of defensive plays this season, the best rate in the SEC and the third-best nationally (Virginia Tech, 8.21%, Nebraska 6.67%).
- The Vols forced seven turnovers vs. WKU (five INTs, two fumbles), the team's most since seven vs. Memphis on Nov. 10, 1984, including forcing turnovers on an NCAA-record four consecutive plays in the first quarter.
- Since 2011, Butch Jones-coached teams have forced 76 turnovers, ranking him tied for first nationally among head coaches during that time with Darrell Hazell (Kent State, Purdue).
- The Vols are averaging 9.6 points per game off of turnovers (either on the play the turnover is caused or on the subsequent possession), the best rate in the SEC and the 10th-best nationally in 2013.
- Tennessee opponents are averaging 4.20 points per game off turnovers vs. the Vols, and the 5.4 points per game differential in average points off turnovers also leads the SEC and ranks tied for 18th nationally.
- Tennessee has rushed for 1,077 through five games and is averaging 215.4 yards per game on the ground.
- For the first time since the 1999 season the Vols have posted two games of 250 or more rushing yards through just five games. UT ran for 315 vs. Austin Peay (8/31) and 278 vs. South Alabama (9/28).
- The Vols have rushed for 200-plus yards in three games this season, their most since 2009 (3) and equaling the combined total for the last three seasons (2 in 2012, 0 in 2011, 1 in 2010).
- At the current pace, the Vols would finish the 2013 regular season with 2,585 rushing yards, which would be the most since a 2,621-yard output in 1993.
- If the Vols average 131.9 rushing yards per game for rest of the season, they would post only their second 2,000-rushing yard season in a nine-season span since 2005 and only the third in a 14-season span since 2000. UT rushed for 2,418 yards in 2004 and 2,043 yards in 2009.
- Tennessee leads the SEC and ranks eighth nationally in fewest penalties with 3.40 per game.
- The Vols lead the league and rank fourth nationally in fewest penalty yards per game with 25.0
- The Vols started the Butch Jones era without a penalty for 89:26, including opening the Jones era by not committing a single penalty vs. Austin Peay.