ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Todd Gurley ran for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns, including a 51-yarder in the fourth quarter, as No. 12 Georgia bounced back from an early 10-0 deficit and held off gritty Tennessee 35-32 on Saturday.
The lackluster Bulldogs (3-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) struggled with the Volunteers for the second year in a row. Tennessee (2-2, 0-1) wouldn't quit, even after Jalen Hurd fumbled a handoff and Josh Dawson fell on it in the end zone for a Georgia touchdown.
Tennessee (2-2, 0-1) has lost 21 straight road games against ranked teams. The Vols might have pulled off the upset if senior quarterback Justin Worley had not been sidelined for part of the second half with an apparent elbow injury.
Gurley had another brilliant performance, scoring on a 1-yard leap in the second quarter before breaking straight up the middle for a TD with 9 1-2 minutes remaining.