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Tennessee Vols Football loses at No. 2/3 Georgia Bulldogs, 38-12
Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Saturday, September 29, 2018 @ 10:07 pm In Sports | No Comments
Athens, GA – Tennessee Vols Football scored two second-half touchdowns to pull within 12 points, but a late push by No. 2/3 Georgia proved to be too much for the Volunteers in a 38-12 defeat at Sanford Stadium.
“We have fight in us, and we’re not going to quit,” Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt  said. “It kind of gets me excited. These guys on this team have had a lot of negatives go against them for awhile, and I’m proud of them for the way they fought.
“And it isn’t easy. Our guys kept fighting, which means we’re headed in the right direction and that excites me.”
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Jarrett Guarantano  paced the Vols offensively, completing 13 of 21 passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns. Sophomore running back Ty Chandler  caught four passes for 53 yards and a touchdown in addition to rushing five times for 27 yards.
Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm completed 16 of 22 passes for 185 yards. Running back Elijah Holyfield led the Bulldogs in rushing with 78 yards on 16 carries, while backup quarterback Justin Fields scored twice on the ground.
With 11:10 remaining in the final quarter, Chandler took a screen pass from Guarantano 35 yards for a touchdown. The score completed a five-play, 57-yard drive and cut Georgia’s lead to 24-12 after Tennessee was unsuccessful on the two-point conversion.
On Georgia’s ensuing possession, the Bulldogs took the ball 75 yards in 13 plays while chewing up more than seven minutes of game clock in the process to extend their lead to 31-12. UGA scored once more on its next drive to bring the final score to 38-12.
The Tennessee Vols drops to 2-3 (0-2 SEC) with the loss. Georgia moves to 5-0 (2-0 SEC).
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