What No. 8 Georgia (8-2) did was beat then No. 18 Auburn 45-20 by scoring the game's final 28 points against an Auburn defense that was leading the Southeastern Conference, and ranked fifth nationally, in points allowed at 14.5 per game. Georgia has now scored 40 points in three straight games, something that has not happened since 1942.
The Bulldogs are 4-0 since a 35-14 loss to Tennessee on Oct. 6 and in position to win the SEC Eastern Division if they can beat visiting Kentucky and UK then beats Tennessee to end the season.
"I wouldn't have dreamed that we could be No. 8 (after the Tennessee loss)," Georgia coach Mark Richt said. "It's just amazing what has happened recently. It is just college football."
Brooks says Georgia's offense will be a challenge for his team. Freshman running back Knowshon Moreno, had 101 yards against Auburn and quarterback Matthew Stafford had a 58-yard scoring pass to Mohamed Massquoi and a 13-yard TD strike to Sean Bailey, who had four catches for 96 yards.
Running back Thomas Brown, in his first game back from a broken collarbone, also had a 53-yard run.
"Georgia is quite a bit different than a year ago. One, they are running the football as well as anybody in the league, which sets up their play-action and passing game," Brooks said. "They have gone through a transition since the Tennessee game much like we did after LSU last year. Their backs are running wild, the line is blocking well and Stafford is having a great year throwing the ball vertically down the field
"Moreno is the real deal. He is a big-time player. He can break tackles. He can cut on a dime and change directions. He is explosive."
Brooks says Georgia's offensive line, which starts two freshman, has made "tremendous improvement" since the Tennessee loss.
"They are playing aggressively and blocking well in the run. Offensively, they look to me like a very good football team right now. They have made vast improvement as the year has gone on with their offense. Anybody that can score 40-something on Auburn, that is a real good job," Brooks said.
Vanderbilt had 30 first downs, 432 total offensive yards and nearly a 12-minute advantage in time of possession against Kentucky on Saturday because Brooks says his defense was "not disciplined inside" and also because Vandy's line blocked well.
"Their deception also bothered us at times," Brooks said.
Vanderbilt's defense also harassed UK quarterback Andre Woodson much like the Mississippi State and Florida defenses did in the two previous games.
"Our offensive line played one of the poorest games of the year. I have addressed some of the things to change that," Brooks said.
He noted that he had gone "lighter" on the linemen in practice to keep them fresher, had not worked as much on fundamentals and had not sent his starters against the No. 1 defensive front in practice recently.
"We are going back to that (starters against starters) this week. It's my fault for a lack of quality work in practice (for the offensive line play)," Brooks said.