While Georgia is certainly capable of getting and keeping a comfortable lead early in this game, it really just needs to stay close going into the fourth quarter.
Georgia has only given up 13 fourth-quarter points through four games, as opposed to 27 surrendered by Tennessee.
Granted, many of those points came against defensive subs for both teams, but the Georgia defense has still been extremely stingy in the fourth quarter. UGA shutout Missouri and Vanderbilt in the final period, with most of the starters going the distance in both those games.
One of the main reasons the Dawgs have been so dominant late in the game is that they are stacked with depth on both sides of the ball. As mentioned, UGA is loaded at both the tailback and wide receiver positions.
And, between injuries at linebacker last season and suspensions at linebacker and in the secondary this season, the Bulldogs are overflowing with defensive personnel with significant game experience. Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham will be subbing players in all afternoon, so the defense should be fresh in the fourth quarter.
If this game comes down to a fight to the end, expect Georgia to outlast Tennessee and come away with the W.