No. 1 Georgia ties SEC mark with win over No. 18 Vols

League: NCAA Football

Posted on: 18 Nov, 2023 at 11:55 PM

Credit: Brianna Paciorka/News Sentinel / USA TODAY NETWORK

Carson Beck completed 24 of 30 passes for 298 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 1 Georgia cruised to a 38-10 road win over No. 18 Tennessee in an SEC matchup on Saturday afternoon in Knoxville, Tenn.

Georgia (11-0, 8-0 SEC) remained perfect and increased its winning streak to 28 straight games since the end of the 2021 campaign. The Bulldogs moved into a tie for the longest winning streak in SEC history, joining Alabama, which did it twice from 1978-80 and 1991-93.

Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint had seven catches for 91 yards and two touchdowns to lead Georgia. Dillon Bell caught one touchdown and passed for another on a trick play, and Brock Bowers finished with seven catches for 60 yards and a score.

Joe Milton III completed 17 of 30 passes for 147 yards for Tennessee (7-4, 3-4). Jaylen Wright finished with 90 rushing yards and a touchdown for the Volunteers, whose 14-game home winning streak ended.

Georgia dominated time of possession 40:58 to 19:02 and outgained Tennessee 472-277.

Tennessee's lone touchdown came on its first play from scrimmage.

Wright took a handoff, found a hole just past the line of scrimmage and darted toward the right sideline. He won a footrace against Georgia's secondary for a 75-yard touchdown.

The Bulldogs reeled off 24 straight points to build a 24-7 lead late in the first half.

Bell provided a highlight-reel play with 3:17 remaining in the first quarter. He lined up in the backfield and took a toss-back right for what appeared to be a running play. Bell then slowed his steps and lofted a pass downfield to a wide-open Rosemy-Jacksaint for an 18-yard touchdown.

On Georgia's next touchdown, Bell was involved on the receiving end. Beck found him for a 9-yard score.

Georgia put the game away with two more touchdowns in the second half to make it 38-10.

Beck connected with Rosemy-Jacksaint for an 8-yard touchdown on the first drive of the third quarter.

Kendall Milton finished the scoring with a 15-yard rushing touchdown with 1:03 left in the third quarter.

--Field Level Media