ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Stetson Bennett threw two touchdown passes and No. 1 Georgia completed back-to-back undefeated regular seasons for the first time in school history by overcoming a slow start to beat Georgia Tech 37-14 on Saturday.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It’s rivalry week for most of the Southeastern Conference. The Egg Bowl. The Iron Bowl. The Palmetto Bowl. The Sunshine Showdown. Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate. The Battle Line Rivalry.
Georgia Tech (5-6) at No. 1 Georgia (11-0, No. 1 CFP), Saturday, Noon. EST (ESPN)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Georgia by 36 1/2.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart sees a change in Georgia Tech's play and players under interim coach Brent Key.
“You can see that the kids are playing with a lot more passion and energy,” Smart said.
No. 6 LSU (9-2, 6-1 SEC) at Texas A&M (4-7, 1-6), Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: LSU by 9 1/2
LSU moved up to fifth and Southern California was sixth Tuesday night in the College Football Playoff rankings behind Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan and TCU.
The top four remained the same for the third straight week, but the chasing teams changed order after Tennessee lost to South Carolina last Saturday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The situation could not seem simpler for Missouri heading into Friday's rivalry game with Arkansas: Win and the Tigers qualify for a bowl game, lose and they're sitting home for the holidays.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia placekicker Jack Podlesny doesn't always find quarterback Stetson Bennett, who also serves as the holder on kicks, to be in a great mood.
When running onto the field in last week's 16-6 win at Kentucky, Podlesny noticed Bennett was more upbeat when holding for extra points than for field goals.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Between Kenny McIntosh and Jack Podlesny, top-ranked Georgia got all the important points it needed on a day where style points weren't possible.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — No. 8 Alabama got breakout performances from Jase McClellan and Jermaine Burton in an otherwise lackluster offensive performance against an overmatched FCS team.
McClellan rushed for a career-high 156 yards and two touchdowns and Burton caught a pair of scoring passes from Bryce Young during a 34-0 win over Austin Peay on Saturday.
East Tennessee State (3-7) at Mississippi State (6-4), Saturday, 12 p.m. EST (ESPN+)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: No line.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Not long ago, Georgia and Kentucky were both unbeaten and seemingly on a collision course for SEC East supremacy.
The top-ranked Bulldogs (10-0, 7-0 SEC, No.
No. 1 Georgia (10-0, 7-0 SEC, No. 1 CFP) at Kentucky (6-4, 3-4), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST (CBS)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Georgia by 22 1/2.
A look at Week 12 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 1 Georgia (10-0 7-0, No.
Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan and TCU held on to the top four spots in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday night, with Tennessee at No. 5 and LSU at No. 6.
With three of the top six teams and only three weeks left until Selection Sunday, the Southeastern Conference appears well positioned to put two teams in the CFP for the second straight season and third time overall.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia added another title to its growing collection, yet there wasn't a whole lot of reason to celebrate.
The Bulldogs, you see, are chasing the loftiest of goals.
Oregon beat UCLA, which beat Washington, which beat Oregon.
No. 1 Georgia led an unchanged top five in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, while the rest of the Top 25 was shuffled after eight ranked teams lost — including two big upsets in the Pac-12.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Miyan Williams rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown before leaving with an injury late in the first half, C.J Stroud threw five TD passes and No. 2 Ohio State buried Indiana 56-14 on Saturday.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — No. 1 Georgia is going to the SEC championship game.
Stetson Bennett and company just keep rolling along.
Bennett threw for three touchdowns, and undefeated Georgia beat Mississippi State 45-19 on Saturday night.
No. 1 Georgia (9-0, 6-0 SEC, No. 1 CFP) at Mississippi State (6-3, 3-3), Saturday, 7 p.m. EST (ESPN)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Georgia by 16 1/2
Neither top-ranked Georgia nor coach Kirby Smart buy the notion that their toughest test is behind them.
The challenges never really stop for Smart's Bulldogs (9-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) — the target is always there as defending national champions and being No.
A look at Week 11 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 10 Alabama (7-2, 4-2, No. 9 CFP) at No. 11 Mississippi (8-1, 4-1, No. 11 CFP).
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Now that spread offenses are commonplace in the Southeastern Conference, one might think that running the football isn't as important as it used to be to the league's coaches.
Georgia was the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday night, followed by Ohio State, Michigan and TCU.
The Bulldogs' rise from No. 3 was no surprise after their dominant victory against previously top-ranked Tennessee on Saturday.
Georgia tightened its hold on No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, with TCU climbing up to No. 4 and Alabama dropping all the way to No. 10.
The Bulldogs had their strongest support of the season after manhandling Tennessee in a 1-2 matchup on Saturday.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kirby Smart was obviously in a hurry to get through his postgame news conference and join his recruits after Saturday's win over Tennessee.
At one point, the Georgia coach asked longtime sports information director Claude Felton if he was trying “to set some kind of record” for the longest news conference after a game.
Georgia has aspired to be Alabama.
Not just a national champion. The Bulldogs did that last year, going through the Crimson Tide to snap a 41-year title drought.
Georgia wants to set the standard in college football, the program that contends for national titles every season and wins them routinely.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Stetson Bennett threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score and No. 1 Georgia shut down No. 2 Tennessee’s high-powered offense, dominating the Volunteers 27-13 on Saturday in an SEC showdown of the nation’s top-ranked teams.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — In the biggest games, Stetson Bennett seems to rise to the occasion and above his often more heralded counterparts.
Bennett threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score as No.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Dressed for success in sports jackets, suits and even some ties, the Georgia football team starts the pregame Dawg Walk 2 hours and 15 minutes before kickoff on game days.
The quarter-mile stroll from Lumpkin Street into Sanford Stadium, lined on each side with cheering fans and the Redcoat Marching Band, is a 21-year-old tradition but the Bulldogs' attire is relatively new.
No. 2 Tennessee (8-0, 4-0 SEC) at No. 1 Georgia (8-0, 5-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EDT (CBS).
Line: Georgia by 8 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart just smiled and shook his head when asked if he has stressed conditioning in preparation for Saturday's visit from Tennessee and its fast-paced offense.
Tennessee's rise this season has set the table for one of the best treats in college football: No. 1 vs. 2.
By climbing into a tie with Ohio State, the Volunteers will play No. 1 Georgia on Saturday in just the 25th regular-season meeting between the top two teams in the AP Top 25.
A look at Week 10 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 2 Tennessee (8-0, 4-0; CFP No. 1) visits No. 1 Georgia (8-0, 5-0 SEC; CFP No. 3)
November is when statements for the league championship and beyond are made, and several Southeastern Conference teams are part of the discussion.
Fittingly, the season’s final month commences this weekend with a pair of consequential matchups that could determine participants in next month’s SEC title game in Atlanta and how many represent the league in the four-team College Football Playoff.
Tennessee, Ohio State, Georgia, and Clemson were the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season released Tuesday night, four days before the Volunteers and Bulldogs square off on the field.
Just in time for its biggest test of the season against No. 2 Tennessee's top-ranked offense, top-ranked Georgia's defense has lost outside linebacker Nolan Smith to a season-ending injury.
Smith, who leads Georgia with three sacks and is fifth with 18 tackles, suffered a torn right pectoral muscle in last week's 42-20 win over Florida.
Tennessee scores so many points so fast that the defense tends to be overshadowed, ignored until someone wonders how the Volunteers can play so many minutes a game.
Turns out the second-ranked Vols actually can play some defense too, despite being on the field more than all but five other FBS teams.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has dismissed pass rusher Brenton Cox for what coach Billy Napier called “more of a cumulative effect here.”
Cox, a fifth-year junior and one of the team's best defenders, is expected to turn pro and enter the NFL draft.
The chances of having a 1 vs. 2 matchup go up if there are two No. 2s in The Associated Press college football poll.
Tennessee and Ohio State were tied for No. 2 Sunday in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank.
Tennessee moved into a tie with Ohio State for No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday to set up a 1 vs. 2 matchup next week with top-ranked Georgia.
Georgia-Tennessee will be the 25th regular-season game matching the top two teams in the AP poll, and the third straight involving Southeastern Conference teams.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other members of the sports world are condemning recent incidents of hate speech toward Jewish people — not just the antisemitic comments by the music mogul formerly known as Kanye West, but also outside of a college football game in Florida on Saturday night.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — J.T. Tuimoloau had a strip sack to set up No. 2 Ohio State for a touchdown and then had a pick-6 for the Buckeyes, who scored 28 points in the fourth quarter to erase a deficit and beat No.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No looking ahead for Jalin Hyatt and No. 3 Tennessee.
The Volunteers were ready for Kentucky.
Hyatt caught five passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns to lead Tennessee to a 44-6 victory over No.
In their final games before the first College Football Playoff rankings are released, Georgia, Ohio State and Tennessee made compelling cases Saturday to start the race for the national championship in pole position.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Top-ranked Georgia expects to eventually benefit from a game like this. It might happen next year. Or maybe next week.
Daijun Edwards and Kenny McIntosh ran for two touchdowns each, and the Bulldogs pulled away from Florida following a second-half scare to win 42-20 Saturday night in the rivalry dubbed “the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.”
ATLANTA (AP) — Vince Dooley, the football coach who carried himself like a professor and guided Georgia for a quarter-century of success that included the 1980 national championship, died Friday. He was 90.