Tennessee shut out in blowout loss to Georgia [video]

Tennessee shut out in blowout loss to Georgia [video]

September 30th, 2017 by David Cobb in Breaking News

University of Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm (11) runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of the University of Tennessee vs. University of Georgia football game at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.

Photo by Erin O. Smith /Times Free Press.

KNOXVILLE — Georgia inflicted a crushing blow on the Butch Jones era of Tennessee football on Saturday.

In second-year Georgia coach Kirby Smart's first trip to Neyland Stadium, the Bulldogs used a freshman quarterback, a swarming defense and a seemingly endless string of Tennessee miscues to pummel the Volunteers 41-0. 

The blowout ended a streak of six straight games between the teams that had been decided by a single possession and all but ended Tennessee's hopes of winning the SEC East for the first time in a decade.

It was Tennessee's worst loss in the series since a 44-0 loss in 1981. The outcome will almost assuredly spark a firestorm of criticism for fifth-year coach Butch Jones. The Volunteers (3-2, 0-2 SEC) are off next week before hosting South Carolina.

Georgia, ranked seventh nationally, improved to 5-0. 

This is a developing story.