Georgia beats Kentucky, SEC East Champs

Today was not like last week’s game. For some reason Georgia did not start out well in this game. Georgia also had 4 turnovers and kicked 4 field goals. Defense played well, offense didn’t exactly explode in the 1st half. Bottom line, Georgia won, they did it in a unconvincing matter. Georgia Bulldogs have now won 9 straight games since starting the season at 0-2. Georgia is now 9-2, 7-1 in conference play. Kentucky Wildcats are 4-7, 1-6 in conference play.

In the 1st quarter the Kentucky Wildcats got a 32 yard field goal by Craig McIntosh to take a 3-0 lead. The Bulldogs came back and got a 39 yard field goal by Blair Walsh to tie the game. In the 1st drive, the Bulldogs loss Isaiah Crowell to an ankle injury. Isaiah Crowell did not come back to play at all. Bulldogs also didn’t have Carlton Thomas, so the Bulldogs were thin at the running back position. Carlton Thomas didn’t even attend the game, he was excused for personal reason. Later in the 1st quarter, Blair Walsh hit a 39 yard field goal to give the Bulldogs a 6-3 lead. It all happened because of a Branden Smith interception.

In the 2nd quarter, Kentucky re-grabbed the lead on Tyler Robinson 2 yard touchdown reception. Kentucky got the ball from a fumble by Ken Malcome. Kentucky now leads 10-6. That would be all the scoring for the Kentucky Wildcats. Later in the 2nd quarter, Blair Walsh hit a 25 yard field goal to cut Kentucky’s lead to 10-9. Kentucky’s Ashley Lowery fumbled a kickoff return and Georgia recovered it. 3 plays later Georgia had to kick another field goal. Blair Walsh kicked a 39 yard field goal to give the Bulldogs a 12-10 lead.

Neither teams scored in the 3rd quarter. In the early minutes of the 4th quarter, the Bulldogs finally got a touchdown. Aaron Murray found Marlon Brown in the end zone for a 7 yard touchdown pass. Georgia now leads 19-10. The Bulldogs defense created 4 turnovers, 2 fumbles and 2 interceptions. Georgia also had 4 turnovers, but luckily it didn’t hurt as much as it did for Kentucky. Back up running back Brandon Harton had a career day, he had 101 rushing yards on 23 carries. If it weren’t for Blair Walsh’s 4 field goals, Georgia might not have won the game.

Aaron Murray had a good game. He was 16/29 for 162 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. Kentucky’s Maxwell Smith was 17/35 for 133 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions. Maxwell Smith was also sacked 4 times and fumbled the ball once. It was a sweet victory for the Bulldogs on Senior Day. Next week Georgia plays their intrastate rival Georgia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Kentucky will play at home against Tennessee.

Tags: Aaron Murray Ashely Lowery Blair Walsh Branden Smith Brandon Harton Marlon Brown Maxwell Smith Tyler Robinson

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