While it wasn’t beautiful by any means, the Georgia Bulldogs earned a victory on Saturday over the Kentucky Wildcats.
The Dawgs were seeking a rebound and they got it, defeating the Wildcats 14-3 in Lexington. The win props Georgia up to 4-1 on the year, as they are still the clubhouse leader in the SEC East Division. The loss, meanwhile, propels Kentucky down to 2-4 and sixth place in the East.
The lone touchdowns of the day were both on the ground, scored by Stetson Bennett IV and Zamir White. Bennett’s TD came in the first quarter, while White’s touchdown came early on in the third. The Dawgs were able to keep the Wildcats out of the end zone entirely, as their only points came off a 34-yard field goal by Matt Ruffolo, which arrived late in the second quarter.
Neither team set the world on fire in this one. Georgia certainly outpaced Kentucky in most if not all statistical categories, but it wasn’t a pretty effort. It was even less so for Kentucky, who averaged just 3.6 yards per play and even though they won the turnover battle 2-1, they weren’t able to capitalize on any of those TOs. It is a credit to the Georgia defense, one of the best units in the nation. But UK’s offensive struggles have certainly been a theme for them this season. And that theme marched on against the Dawgs, to be sure.
Kentucky will get a BYE week next week before playing the Vanderbilt Commodores on November 14. Georgia, on the other hand, plays the Florida Gators in the WLOCP next week in Jacksonville.