Several players out for Georgia

Georgia already knew it was going to be without cornerback/return specialist Brendan Smith and receiver Marlon Brown against Tennessee.

But two other players are also out with injuries -- outside linebacker Cornelius Washington (concussion) and running back Carlton Thomas (hamstring).

Also, true freshman Kenarious Gates will start at right guard for Georgia. Trinton Sturdivant will get the start at left tackle and Clint Boling at right tackle.

With both teams desperately needing wins, Saturday's game may well come down to who can finally stop the big plays. Georgia and Tennessee are the two worst defenses in the SEC when it comes to giving up plays longer than 20 yards.