Week 6 SEC Power Rankings

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Sep 27, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) runs past Tennessee Volunteers linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin (34) during the first half at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

5. Georgia Bulldogs (3-1, 1-1 SEC)

Last Week: Beat Tennessee 35-32

Georgia still isn’t quite playing like the national championship contender everyone thought they were following the Week 1 win over Clemson, but the Bulldogs held on for a 35-32 win at home over Tennessee to get into the win column in the SEC East. In fact, thanks to South Carolina’s loss to Missouri, the Dawgs once again control their own destiny: Win out and they’ll have a spot in the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta.

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Todd Gurley ran for a career high 208 yards and scored twice for Georgia. Quarterback Hutson Mason tossed two interceptions, but also threw a touchdown passed and scored once on the ground. Mason completed 16 of 25 passes for 147 yards. Of course, the offense hasn’t been the problem for the Bulldogs in 2014.

On defense, Georgia allowed 401 yards of total offense, including 264 passing yards and three touchdowns from Justin Worley and 119 rushing yards and a TD from true freshman running back Jalen Hurd. However, the Bulldogs forced two fumbles, one of which was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown, and they forced Worley out of the game for a long stretch in the second half with an elbow injury.

Georgia should cruise next week against Vanderbilt, but this being Georgia, one can never be too sure.

Next Week: vs. Vanderbilt