D.J. Shockley and No. 5 Georgia stayed undefeated and on course for a trip to the Southeastern Conference championship.
Shockley went 16 of 27 for 207 yards and ran 11 times for 51 yards as the Bulldogs won for the third straight time at Neyland Stadium, beating No. 8 Tennessee, 27-14, yesterday.
"I think this was a game that really put people out there to show that these guys can play a quality opponent and win a game and do it on the road," Shockley said.
An erratic season continued for the Volunteers (3-2, 2-2), and their offense showed more ineptness with two costly fumbles and an interception.
Georgia (5-0, 3-0) led 13-0 in the third quarter after Brannan Southerland's one-yard touchdown run and two field goals by Brandon Coutu.
Jonathan Wade set up the Vols' first touchdown when he intercepted Shockley and returned it 34 yards to the Georgia 1-yard line in the third quarter. Rick Clausen sneaked over the pile to score on the first play.
Shockley fumbled on Georgia's next series in Tennessee territory, but the Vols turned it over again. Tra Battle recovered Josh Briscoe's fumble, but the Bulldogs failed to score on the ensuing possession.
Tennessee got it back at its 1 and had to punt. Thomas Flowers returned it 54 yards for a touchdown with 8 minutes 50 seconds remaining.
Thomas Brown added an 18-yard touchdown run with 1:44 left to pad Georgia's lead.
The Bulldogs got a boost in the SEC East standings when Florida lost to Alabama last week, and Georgia has a favorable schedule to win the division. The Bulldogs' most difficult remaining league games are at Florida and home against Auburn.
"We control our destiny still. That's where you want to be," Georgia Coach Mark Richt said.
Tennessee lost cornerback Jason Allen in the second quarter when he was hit by Georgia's 6-foot-7 lineman, Justin Pope. Allen had to be carted off the field, and team officials said he hurt his left hip. His condition was not immediately available, but Coach Phillip Fulmer said he would be "out for a while."
* NORTHWESTERN 51, WISCONSIN 48: In Evanston, Ill., freshman Tyrell Sutton broke a tackle at the line of scrimmage and didn't stop until reaching the end zone 62 yards later for the decisive touchdown in the fourth quarter as the Wildcats handed the 14th-ranked Badgers their first loss.
Sutton rushed for 244 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries for Northwestern (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten), which scored on seven straight possessions and gained a school-record 674 total yards.
Brett Basanez completed 26 of 36 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns for the Wildcats. Sutton's one-yard run in the third quarter put Northwestern ahead for good at 23-17, and the 62-yarder late in the fourth made it 51-34.
John Stocco threw four touchdown passes for Wisconsin (5-1, 2-1), all to Jonathan Orr. Brian Calhoun became the first Wisconsin player with more than 100 yards rushing and receiving in a game.
* UCLA 47, CALIFORNIA 40: Maurice Drew ran for three touchdowns, scored another on a long punt return, and caught a 28-yard pass for the go-ahead touchdown with 1:35 to play as the No. 20 Bruins (5-0, 2-0 Pacific-10) rallied past the 10th-ranked Golden Bears in Pasadena, Calif.
The loss snapped a 12-game winning streak in the regular season for California (5-1, 2-1).
* TEXAS TECH 34, NEBRASKA 31: Cody Hodges tossed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Joel Filani with 12 seconds left, saving the visiting No. 15 Red Raiders.
Texas Tech (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) squandered a three-touchdown lead and then had to rely on good fortune. Le Kevin Smith intercepted Hodges near the goal line with 1:11 left, but fumbled and Danny Amendola recovered for the Red Raiders for a first down at the Nebraska 18.
Nebraska (4-1, 1-1) suffered its first homecoming loss since 1968.
* MINNESOTA 23, MICHIGAN 20: Jason Giannini kicked a 30-yard field goal with one second left, lifting the Golden Gophers to an upset victory over the No. 21 Wolverines in Ann Arbor, Mich., and ending Minnesota's 16-game losing streak to Michigan.
On third and 10 from the Minnesota 26, Gary Russell ran 61 yards to set up the game-winning kick for the Gophers (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten). Michigan (3-3, 1-2) is off to its worst start since also being 3-3 in 1990.
Garrett Rivas had two chances to break the 20-all tie for the Wolverines, but he missed a 42-yard field goal late in the third quarter and a 34-yard kick with 8:27 left.
* SOUTHERN CAL 42, ARIZONA 21: In Los Angeles, LenDale White rushed for 179 yards and four touchdowns to spark the top-ranked Trojans, who piled up 724 total yards in notching their 27th consecutive victory.
Dwayne Jarrett caught two touchdown passes for the Trojans (5-0, 3-0 Pac-10), who also won their school-record 23rd straight home game.
White and Reggie Bush (110 yards) both rushed for 100-plus yards for the third consecutive game. Matt Leinart was 26 of 40 for 360 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception.
* MIAMI 52, DUKE 7: Kyle Wright threw for three touchdowns in a five-minute span of the second quarter as the No. 9 Hurricanes shook off a slow start at home.
Tyrone Moss ran for 82 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Ryan Moore had seven catches for 87 yards and a touchdown for the Hurricanes (4-1, 2-1 ACC).
* FLORIDA STATE 41, WAKE FOREST 24: In Tallahassee, Drew Weatherford threw for 351 yards and three touchdowns for the No. 4 Seminoles (5-0, 3-0 ACC), who blew open a close game with three quick scores in the final quarter.
* LSU 34, VANDERBILT 6: JaMarcus Russell threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns and Joseph Addai ran for 102 yards and a score as the visiting No. 11 Tigers kept the Commodores from their best start since 1950.
Louisiana State (3-1, 2-1 SEC) held Vanderbilt (4-2, 2-1) to 138 yards, sacked Jay Cutler five times and intercepted him twice. LSU had 479 yards of offense.
* FLORIDA 35, MISSISSIPPI STATE 9: In Gainesville, Fla., Dallas Baker had a career-high 123 yards receiving and a touchdown to help the No. 13 Gators (5-1, 3-1 SEC) avenge last year's loss to the Bulldogs.
* LOUISVILLE 69, UNC 14: Brian Brohm threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns to power the No. 23 Cardinals (4-1) at home. It was the most points allowed by the Tar Heels (2-3), surpassing a 66-0 loss to Virginia in 1912.