Thanks to five rushing touchdowns, the Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Kentucky Wildcats, 42-13.
The ‘Dawgs were led by Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, who racked up a combined 238 yards on just 27 carries. Chubb found the end zone twice, while Michel manufactured three scores, including a 37-yard scamper to paydirt.
Georgia is now 10-1 on the year with the win, and finish 7-1 in SEC play. Kentucky, meanwhile, drops to 7-4 and finish 4-4 in conference. Kentucky could never muster up a 2-game win streak in conference play this season, alternating wins and losses.
WHAT WE LEARNED
Georgia’s rushing attack is still lethal
This just in: The Bulldogs are very good at running the football. Their effort against the paltry UK defense may’ve been one of their best all season, to say the least. They amounted 381 yards on the ground on an average of 8.7 yards per carry. Chubb and Michell were the stars of course, but freshman D’Andre Swift wasn’t too bad himself. Swift carried the rock seven times and amassed 66 yards rushing, good for 9.4 yards per carry. UGA will continue to lean on this rushing attack as they go forward, and hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Kentucky’s season is a bit disappointing
When Kentucky was 5-1, everything seemed to be falling in place for them to go on a tear. However, they’ve gone 2-3 in their last five, and their annual battle against the Louisville Cardinals doesn’t look like it’ll shake their way, either. Lamar Jackson is reinvigorated and looks ready to get some revenge after last season. While expectations weren’t high in Lexington, that certainly doesn’t mean that this didn’t go disappointingly.
All eyes remain on Georgia... and the Iron Bowl
Georgia will face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, the Bulldogs’ arch rival in Atlanta, next weekend. But UGA will have Alabama on their mind, as well. Jordan-Hare plays host to this year’s Iron Bowl, and Georgia will find out who their SEC Championship foe will be once everything is done and dusted. They’ll have to hope they get through the Yellow Jackets to have any chance of making the Playoff, but make no mistake: Eyes will be on The Plains.