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Monday October 8, 2007

Not since the Auburn game in 1999 has Georgia been so completely overwhelmed and taken out of a game by halftime.

Many people expected somewhat of a shootout. We knew Tennessee could score and thought they might put up some points.  What was completely surprising was Georgia’s inability to do nearly anything on offense in the first half.  The first series had a run stuffed and then two poorly-thrown shots down the field, and it didn’t get much better.  Against one of the SEC’s statistically worst defenses, even first downs were rare causes for celebration.

It was the Georgia defense that looked like one of the SEC’s shakiest units.  Tackling was woeful enough to bring new life to a struggling Tennessee running game, and the powerful Tennessee passing game was left to just efficiently fill in chunks of yards as needed.

Special teams and the intangibles we all thought might determine the outcome never had a chance to enter the equation. 

Now to add injury to insult, Thomas Brown is out for at least four weeks with a broken collarbone.

What now?

A loss to Tennessee that was disturbing in its own way last season turned out to be just the beginning.  The Dawgs went even lower losing three of their next four and just survived against Mississippi State. 

Vandy awaits again, and as crazy as it might sound, the Dawgs have to go to Nashville with a sense of urgency.  This week and the off week ahead is their chance to regroup as Tennessee did and sort out what they can this year. 

Vandy is now a “must win.”  I think I’m going to be sick.

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  • Boy is it ever. I’ll be there and for all that his holy please let us win that game!! I can’t take 2 weeks in a row of losing to a TN team. That is just too much to bear with living here and all of my in-laws being fans of either team. Ugh!!!