3. Georgia Bulldogs
Saturday, Nov. 13; Neyland Stadium; Knoxville, Tenn.
It’s time for the sure losses on Tennessee football’s schedule. The Vols’ annual showdown with the Georgia Bulldogs has moved to late November after being a traditional October or late September game for nearly 30 years. That was even the case last year when COVID shortened the season and altered the slate for everybody.
Moving that game to November and the fact that it’s at Neyland Stadium makes this the most favorable game for the Vols in terms of the three sure losses. Yes, UGA may be the most talented team they face this year, but the talent in their three toughest games can be interchangeable.
When these two face off, it’ll be just the second game off a bye for Rocky Top. Also, there won’t be any games to look forward too, as the final two games of the year are what follow, and they are the 10th and 11th toughest games on this list.
Simply put, UT will be able to focus all of its efforts on Georgia and should be well-rested despite what happens the week before against the Kentucky Wildcats. That’s enough for us to say they have more to look forward to in this outing than they do in their other two tough sure-loss matchups, which we’re about to touch on now.