There was concern in Sanford Stadium as the
Bulldogs and Wildcats entered the locker rooms at halftime. After all, #11
Kentucky had stayed close trailing only by a touchdown, 14-7.
Stats. UGA 24-186, KY 33-121. Time of possession: UGA 10:03, KY 19:35.
The first quarter saw no points by either team. Then, Stetson Bennett
got Georgia on the board with a 19 yard pass up the middle to James Cook
at 14:54 in the second quarter.
Four minutes later, they were back in the end zone after a nice 35 yard
Kendall Milton run, the Dawgs' longest of the season. Bennett added
17 more with his feet with Zamir White finishing the job on a 12 yard
But, Kentucky answered with a 75 yard 13 play scoring drive of
their own capped off by a wide open Justin Rigg catch to make it
14-7. It was the first time Georgia's defense had given up a first half
touchdown this season.
Starting the second half, it didn't take UGA long to get those
points back with a matching 75 yard drive of their own. That one saw tight
end Brock Bowers made a great 27 yard end zone catch.
The Bulldogs tacked on three more with a 26 yard Jack Podlesny
A 33 yard Kentucky field goal attempt was blocked by
Devonte Wyatt. Starting the final quarter from the 18, UGA drove the
length of the field with another Bowers catch, this time from 20 yards out.
Podlesny missed the extra point, ending the longest consecutive streak in
football going back seven years.
From that point, it was just Georgia eating up clock, giving up a
meaningless second score with several backups in on the last play of the
Final score, Georgia 30, Kentucky 13.
For the Wildcats, it was their first loss of the season, putting
the Dawgs in complete control of the SEC East. They take a well deserved
week off to heal some injuries as they prepare to head south to
Jacksonvillle to take on Florida, who were stunned by a floundering LSU team
earlier in the day.