Aaron Murray has thrown two touchdown passes to help Georgia get to halftime in firm control of Tennessee in Neyland Stadium. Georgia is leading the Vols 17-3 at halftime but the big story continues to be the injury to running back Keith Marshall.
While we continue to wait for updates on Marshall’s injury status (it does not look good), Georgia’s ground game has been continuing to plug away with J.J. Green, who has rushed for 31 rushing yards. The Georgia offense is trying to rely more on the pass as well, and why not when you have a guy like Murray under center? For the most part, it has worked just fine, but a late offensive possession by Georgia deep inside their own zone saw some questionable play calling.
With the 17-3 lead and just minutes until half, Georgia tried to pass their way out from their own end zone but incomplete passes allowed the clock to stop. Perhaps more puzzling, when the clock was running on fourth down, Tennessee head coach Butch Jones neglected to call a timeout despite two timeouts to use. Rather than getting one final possession with about 1:35 or 1:40 to play, Tennessee instead took over with 1:06 from their own 34-yard line. The Vols ended up going three-and-out and had to punt back to Georgia with 30 seconds left in the half.