Georgia safety Tray Matthews ruled out vs. Tennessee

Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

The injured starter stayed home in Athens, according to the program.

Georgia's secondary is taking a hit this weekend as starting safety Tray Matthews was ruled out for the Bulldogs' game at Tennessee. Matthews, a freshman, had been an integral part of Georgia's early success with 20 tackles and a pick.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Matthews hurt his hamstring during practice on Wednesday. While hamstring injuries are already notoriously tricky injuries, the fact that Matthews already missed most of preseason practice with a hammy pull means that there's really no telling how long it'll be before Matthews is ready to go again.

At the very least, it shouldn't affect Georgia's chances at Tennessee much (Georgia is an 11-point favorite), as the Tennessee offense is miserable through the air. Games against Missouri and Vanderbilt loom next on the schedule before a much-needed bye week, so if Matthews can't go for a couple more weeks, the Georgia defense is in for a serious challenge.

More college football for you


Your full Week 6 CFB TV schedule guide

Up-to-the-minute college football scores

The Eye of Texas: All-access inside the Longhorn Network

• Big games: Ohio State-Northwestern | Washington-Stanford | TCU-Oklahoma

Video: Iowa State coach goes volcanic on refs

USC coaching rumors underway

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.