Kentucky Football 3 Keys: Georgia

Kentucky football Three keys-

In a sport few Kentucky fans could have dreamed of the 6-0 Wildcats face the 6-0 – and No. 1 ranked – Georgia Bulldogs in Athens on Saturday. Here are the three keys to a Kentucky win.

1 – Play clean on offense

The most important thing here is that the Wildcats have to play clean when they have the ball. Getting behind the chains with penalties and assignment mistakes is a non-starter against the Bulldogs. This is an NFL-level front-seven – easily the best unit in the country – and Arkansas showed what happens when penalties rear up in their ugly 37-0 loss at Sanford Stadium. It is going to be loud and intense, so Kentucky has to do its best to control some ball and some clock and take the Georgia fans down a notch on Saturday with clean and efficient play.

2 -Need some takeaways

The Kentucky defense has been very good without being amazing at any one thing that can turn a game like this. They haven’t allowed anyone over 175 yards on the ground – including the lethal Florida run game – while no one has passed for more than 300 yards either. This is good and efficient, but against Georgia, there needs to be something more. Kentucky has only six takeaways on the season – and none in the last two games. You feel the ‘Cats will need at least two (and likely more) here to win.

3 – Rattle Stetson Bennett

Georgia with JT Daniels has the inside track to the National Title. Georgia with Stetson Bennett is a team that can be put under pressure IF he can be rattled. Bennett has been just fine filling in for Daniels thus far because he is keeping it simple. Hand the ball off, make some simple throws, let the defense dominate. If the Wildcats can either slow down the run or – and it is a big ask – get that defense on the back foot – then Bennett will be asked to win a game for the first time this season. There are plenty of people out there who aren’t sure that he can.

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