When: 4 p.m. Saturday


Line: Georgia by 33 1/2


Georgia on offense: Only Texas A&M among SEC teams is scoring more than the Bulldogs' 45.3 points per game. And Georgia has done it the old-fashioned way. The Todd Gurley-led run game leads the league at 7.7 yards per carry. As opponents continue to crowd the line, the Bulldogs need to counter with a vertical passing game. The returns of receivers Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley could help.

Vanderbilt on offense: Instability at quarterback has caused the Commodores trouble scoring (17 ppg). Starter Patton Robinette will miss his second consecutive game with a concussion, and Vandy is expected go with freshman Wade Freebeck (42.6 percent passing, 256 yards, 1 TD, 5 INTs).

Georgia on defense: The Bulldogs' secondary lost three players for the season in the past 10 days: Shattle Fenteng (shoulder surgery), Sheldon Dawson (quit) and Rico Johnson (medically DQ'd). Meanwhile, Damian Swann (broken thumb), Quincy Mauger (shoulder) and J.J. Green (thigh) are playing hurt. Georgia will look to pressure the passer with linebackers Leonard Floyd, Jordan Jenkins, Lorenzo Carter and Davin Bellamy.

Vanderbilt on defense: The Commodores feature a line that averages 300 pounds, and freshman linebacker Nigel Bowden leads the team with 36 tackles. Vandy has 12 sacks and leads the SEC in tackles for loss with 30. In the secondary they play two freshmen, two sophomores and two juniors.