Georgia’s defense didn’t play at a championship level during the first half against Tennessee. However, it did in the final 30 minutes and capped it off with a fumble returned for a touchdown.
On second-and-15 from the Georgia 30-yard line, the Bulldogs called a cornerback blitz at the absolute perfect time. Despite the blitz coming from his right side, Tennessee freshman quarterback Brian Maurer completely didn’t see Bulldogs defensive back Eric Stokes rushing from the flat.
The result was not pretty for the young signal caller, as Stokes absolutely leveled Maurer and knocked the ball free. Georgia linebacker Tae Crowder picked up the loose ball and returned the fumble for a touchdown.
For good measure, on the way to the end zone, the Bulldogs accidentally knocked out a referee too. Check out the video of the sweet, and, by the way, legal big hit and then the fumble return for a score:
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The scoop and score was the final points of the night. After a slow start in the first half, Georgia defeated Tennessee, 43-14, on Saturday night.