SEC Football Preview: Georgia at Kentucky

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Georgia faces Kentucky on Saturday in Lexington. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

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Team Schedules/Results

Georgia

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/3 vs. Oregon 3:30 PM ET ABC W 49-3
9/10 vs. Samford 4:00 PM ET SECN W 33-0
9/17 at South Carolina 12:00 PM ET ESPN W 48-7
9/24 vs. Kent State 12:00 PM ET ESP+ W 39-22
10/1 at Missouri 7:30 PM ET SECN W 26-22
10/8 vs. Auburn 3:30 PM ET CBS W 42-10
10/15 vs. Vanderbilt 3:30 PM ET SECN W 55-0
10/29 vs. Florida 3:30 PM ET CBS/PAR+ W 42-20
11/5 vs. Tennessee 3:30 PM ET CBS W 27-13
11/12 at Mississippi State 7:00 PM ET ESPN W 45-19
11/19 at Kentucky 3:30 PM ET CBS
11/26 vs. Georgia Tech TBA
12/3 vs. LSU TBA

Kentucky

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/3 vs. Miami (OH) 7:00 PM ET ESP+ W 37-13
9/10 at Florida 7:00 PM ET ESPN W 26-16
9/17 vs. Youngstown State 12:00 PM ET SECN W 31-0
9/24 vs. Northern Illinois 7:00 PM ET ESPN2 W 31-23
10/1 at Ole Miss 12:00 PM ET ESPN L 19-22
10/8 vs. South Carolina 7:30 PM ET SECN L 14-24
10/15 vs. Mississippi State 7:30 PM ET SECN W 27-17
10/29 at Tennessee 7:00 PM ET ESPN L 6-44
11/5 at Missouri 12:00 PM ET SECN W 21-17
11/12 vs. Vanderbilt 12:00 PM ET SECN L 21-24
11/19 vs. Georgia 3:30 PM ET CBS
11/26 vs. Louisville TBA

College Football Ratings

Rating Georgia Kentucky
ESPN FPI 1 47
Sagarin 1 43
Massey Composite 1 44
PiRate Ratings 1 45

Key Stats (per game)

Stat Georgia Kentucky
Scoring Offense 40.6 23.3
Scoring Defense 11.6 20.0
Total Offense 509.6 339.5
Rushing Offense 192.5 119.6
Passing Offense 317.1 219.9
Team Passing Eff. 155.2 150.8
Total Defense 269.8 317.0
Rushing Defense 82.5 135.0
Pass Yards Allowed 187.3 182.0
Team Pass Eff. Def. 104.2 118.2
Turnover Margin -0.20 -0.40
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.521 0.385
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.900 0.667
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.266 0.346
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.381 0.417
Red Zone Offense 0.982 0.795
Red Zone Defense 0.667 0.840
Net Punting 38.7 36.6
Punt Returns 9.7 4.7
Kickoff Returns 18.1 20.6
First Downs Offense 256 185
First Downs Defense 144 148
Penalties/Game 4.4 5.9
Penalty Yards/Game 44.0 41.1

Players to Watch

Georgia

QB Stetson Bennett, TE Brock Bowers, DL Jalen Carter, LB Jamon Dumas-Johnson, OL Warren Ericson, TE Arik Gilbert, WR Kearis Jackson, OL Broderick Jones, C Sedrick Van Pran, TE Darnell Washington, PK Jack Podlesny.

Kentucky

QB Will Levis, WR Tayvion Robinson, OL Eli Cox, DB Jalen Geiger, RB Chris Rodriguez, LB DeAndre Square, OL Kenneth Horsey, DL Octavious Oxendine, P Colin Goodfellow.

Injuries

Georgia

[OL] Earnest Greene III (Leg) – Out
[LB] Nolan Smith (Pectoral) – Out
[WR] Adonai Mitchell (Ankle) – Out
[DB] Dan Jackson (Foot) – Out
[LB] C.J. Washington (Neck) – Out
[OL] Drew Bobo (Shoulder) – Out
[RB] Andrew Paul (Knee) – Out

Kentucky

[WR] Chris Lewis (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[DE] Sam Anaele (Undisclosed) – Out
[RB] Ramon Jefferson (Knee) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Georgia vs. Kentucky Football Series History

Georgia leads 61-12

Comments

Earlier in the season, we were looking forward to this game, thinking it might be one of the pivotal games in the SEC in 2022. That is not the case but I think Kentucky has a shot at surprising Georgia, especially if Will Levis is doing better physically. He was beaten up pretty well by Vandy last week. I’m not predicting a Kentucky win, just saying I think the Wildcats can possibly upset Georgia. More than likely that won’t happen though.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Georgia 31, Kentucky 21

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Georgia 38, Kentucky 17

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 2:30 PM CT (3:30 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the CBS Network.

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