ATHENS — Georgia football is ready to get back to its self-imposed standard after what defensive lineman Michael Barnett said was an “off day” against Missouri last Saturday.
The Bulldogs sacked Tigers QB Drew Lock twice, knocked him down another time and hurried him on eight occasions in not allowing him to throw a TD pass in a 43-29 win.
But Barnett said Georgia was taking a back to basics approach this week in preparation for its game with rival Tennessee.
“We just need to focus on fundamentals and technique, getting back to work, doing what we know what to do, which is strike the blockers and play our defense and play Georgia football,” Barnett said. “We did play well times [at Missouri], but we didn’t play well enough, It was like an off day for us.”
Barnett said the coaches have had the right game plans in place, but the players have to step up and meet the challenge.
“That’s on the players,” Barnett said. “The coaches can tell us, but we’re the ones doing it, and it’s a mindset …. we have to get better and work on fundamentals and technique.”
Georgia football-Tennessee details
• Time: The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday
• Date: Sept. 29, 2018
• Location: Sanford Stadium, Athens, Ga.
• Weather forecast: Isolated thunderstorms, 30-percent chance of rain, a high of 86 and a low of 68.
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How to watch Georgia-Tennessee on TV
The Georgia-Tennessee game will be televised on CBS. Brad Nessler will handle the play-by-play call and Gary Danielson will provide analysis. James Erdahl is the sideline reporter.
How to stream Georgia-Tennessee football
The game can be streamed online at GTV on georgiadogs.com.
Where to find Tennessee- Georgia football on radio
The game will be broadcast on WSB 95.5 FM, 750 AM, along with other Georgia Bulldog Sport Network (IMG) radio affiliates. Scott Howard is on the play-by-play call, Eric Zeier is the color analyst, and Chuck Dowdle is the sideline reporter.
Satellite radio for Georgia football vs. Tennessee
The game will be broadcast on Sirius channel 108 and XM channel 190 (Georgia broadcast).
Georgia-Tennessee football game notes
• Georgia has played in 54 bowl games, Tennessee has played in 52
• Tennessee leads the all-time series 23-22-2
• The Vols have scored 29 fourth-quarter points to Georgia’s 10 this season.
• Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt was a defensive coordinator at Georgia in 2014 and 2015 under former coach Mark Richt.
• Tennessee has 15 players from the state of Georgia on its roster, the Bulldogs have 93.
• Georgia has two players from the state of Tennessee on their roster, the Vols have 45.