KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Georgia and Tennessee played a game of field goals in the first half Saturday at Neyland Stadium and went into halftime tied 6-6.
Here’s a quick halftime analysis:
Turning point: Georgia led 6-3 and looked like it would go into the half with a three-point lead after a 15-yard personal foul penalty on the Vols backed them up to their own 39 with less than a minute to play. But on second-and-25, Marlin Lane gathered in a screen pass and rambled 27 yards for a first down. Tennessee capitalized with a 43-yard Michael Palardy field goal to tie the game on the final play of the half.
Stat of the half: The four scoring drives were all eight plays or longer, but neither team could get the ball into end zone. Three of the four scoring drives were 11 plays or longer.
Stat of the half II: The Vols had almost as many penalty yards (23) as they did rushing yards (29).
Player of the half: Tennessee tight end Mychal Rivera caught four passes for 66 yards.
Best call: Georgia went for it three times on fourth down and converted all three. Tennessee also converted its only fourth down.