SEC Football First Look: Georgia at Kentucky


Georgia meets Kentucky on Saturday in Lexington. Here is a first look at the Georgia-Kentucky matchup.

Georgia Season so far

Sept. 1 Austin Peay W 45-0
Sept. 8 at South Carolina W 41-17
Sept. 15 Middle Tennessee W 49-7
Sept. 22 at Missouri W 43-29
Sept. 29 Tennessee W 38-12
Oct. 6 Vanderbilt W 41-13
Oct. 13 at LSU L 36-16
Oct. 27 Florida [Jacksonville] W 36-17

Kentucky Season so far

Sept. 1 Central Michigan W 35-20
Sept. 8 at Florida W 27-16
Sept. 15 Murray State W 48-10
Sept. 22 Mississippi State W 28-7
Sept. 29 South Carolina W 24-10
Oct. 6 at Texas A&M L 20-14 OT
Oct. 20 Vanderbilt W 14-7
Oct. 27 at Missouri W 15-14

Stat Comparison

Stat Georgia Kentucky
Rushing Offense 221.6 (27) 214.0 (31)
Passing Offense 236.1 (64) 148.1 (118)
Total Offense 457.8 (28) 362.1 (103)
Scoring Offense 38.6 (20) 25.6 (92)
Rushing Defense 140.5 (43) 108.5 (17)
Passing Defense 165.6 (9) 186.8 (24)
Total Defense 306.1 (14) 295.3 (10)
Scoring Defense 16.4 (12) 13.0 (1)
Interceptions 5 (86) 7 (47)
Sacks 1.25 (120) 2.75 (26)
Tackles for loss 3.9 (122) 5.8 (75)
Turnover margin 0.63 (21) 0.13 (64)

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Georgia Injuries and Suspensions

10/29/18 OL Ben Cleveland Fibula is upgraded to "?" Saturday vs Kentucky
10/29/18 T Kendall Baker Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Kentucky
10/28/18 DT DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Kentucky
10/28/18 LB David Marshall Foot is "?" Saturday vs Kentucky
08/19/18 RB Zamir White ACL is out for season

Kentucky Injuries and Suspensions

10/01/18 RB Sihiem King Redshirt is out for season
09/17/18 TE Keaton Upshaw Undisclosed is out for season
08/26/18 T Landon Young Knee is out for season
08/04/18 DE Joshua Paschal Illness is out indefinitely


Challenges for Georgia

This isn’t your grandfather’s Kentucky. While the Wildcats are no juggernaut on offense, they are second to none defensively. The Wildcats are No. 1 nationally in scoring defense, allowing just 13 points on average a game. UK is also the only FBS school in the nation not to allow more than 20 points in a game this year. Offensively, the Cats have the top running back in the SEC in Benny Snell Jr. who has rushed for 935 yards and seems to be able to make a big play whenever a game is on the line.

Challenges for Kentucky

Georgia is strong on both sides of the ball. They’ve got Jake Fromm who is one of the most accurate passers in college football completing over 67 percent of his passes. Defensively the Dawgs are just allowing a field goal more than what the stout UK defense allows. In Elijah Holyfield (559 yds) and D’Andre Swift (466 yds) the Bulldogs have two of the better running backs in the SEC.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 3:30 pm ET and can be seen on CBS.

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