Georgia Bulldogs Bounce Back in Big Way Against Kentucky


The Georgia Bulldogs didn’t take their loss to the Florida Gators lying down, as they rolled into Lexington and rolled over the Wildcats.

The tone for this game was set right from the start, as freshman WR Isaiah McKenzie took the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, and the Bulldogs never looked back.

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Granted Kentucky isn’t near the team that the Gators are, but still a 63-31 beat down had to do a lot to lift the spirits of a Georgia team that looked pretty broken last week.

Other than Nick Chubb‘s nice day, the key players in this game weren’t the usual suspects, which bodes well for some depth and things to come. Quarterback Hutson Mason set a career high with four touchdown throws, and the return of both Sony Michel and Jonathon Rumph were both factors in this game.

One of the big surprises was freshman linebacker Lorenzo Carter, who played nearly the entire game and grabbing two sacks and one tackle for loss. He did have a costly penalty that helped keep a Kentucky drive alive that both Mark Richt and Jeremy Pruitt will take issue with this week.

The Georgia offense was clicking on all cylinders today, both in the air and on the ground, hanging 559 yards on the Wildcats, with 305 of those coming on the ground. But again it was Chubb shouldering the load for the Dawgs, taking 13 carries for 170 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, some of the same warts showed up for Georgia, but were a little less costly with the offense actually being able to move the ball and score points. The Bulldogs’ run defense still looked as if they were primed for some gashing by teams like Auburn and Georgia Tech.

Game ball goes to Isaiah McKenzie, who added a 59-yard punt return for a touchdown to his opening kickoff return TD, as well as surviving a collision with Quayvon Hicks.

Interesting notes for the game – Georgia did not punt at all, and QB Hutson Mason had more touchdown passes than incompletions. Now that’s efficiency.

Next up for the Bulldogs is a long-awaited return to Sanford Stadium, and a visit from the Auburn Tigers in a game that will be make or break for Georgia in terms of their SEC Championship game hopes.