4. Vols’ offense has proven itself against Georgia’s style.
Speaking of that Kentucky offense, it was the perfect test for the Vols before facing Georgia. That’s because they play a similar style. Kentucky doesn’t focus on bringing a lot of pressure. They rely on containing mobile quarterbacks, forcing them to throw from the pocket, and making teams outplay their secondary while running it will.
In short, you have to move the ball down the field against them. There were questions about the big-play offense of Tennessee football being able to do that, but they executed it to perfection. On their second touchdown drive of the game, the Vols ran 15 plays and went 75 yards.
Georgia’s defensive front is a lot better, but UT proved against Alabama that it has the offensive line to handle elite defensive fronts. Given the fact that UGA doesn’t worry about bringing pressure either, the Vols should have no trouble being able to run it if they have to.
Jabari Small is a power back who consistently converts short-yardage plays and then gains four to five yards a carry. Jaylen Wright is always elusive. As the Vols do that, Georgia will have to start disguising blitzes and bringing in extra guys to stop them. That’s when the next key to this game comes into play.