Kentucky Wildcats vs Georgia Bulldogs
Series record: Georgia leads, 62-12-2
Last meeting: 16-6 Georgia, 2022
For the last two seasons, we’ve been told that Kentucky was the team who was going to de-throne Georgia at the top of the SEC East.
Those two games ended up as 30-13 and 16-6 Georgia wins. The supposedly run-heavy, ball-control, grinding Kentucky offense was stopped cold by Georgia’s defense in both games.
It may be that head coach Mark Stoops has hit the limit of what he’s going to accomplish in Lexington, which by UK standards isn’t exactly terrible. But even with the odd recruiting win and some big upsets, the Wildcats still aren’t ready for prime time in the SEC.
Quarterback Will Levis is on his way to the NFL, which means Devin Leary will most likely be taking over for the Wildcats, and Kentucky’s No. 31 ranked recruiting class didn’t do a lot to fill the holes left by departing players.
Midway through the season, there may still be some talk of Kentucky being ready to challenge in the SEC. Those hopes will be laid to rest in Athens.
Chance of Upset: 10%