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Georgia defeats Kentucky in freezing weather

By Justin Gray

The Georgia Bulldogs took the 404 mile trip to Lexington, Kentucky to take on the Wildcats. This one was a cold one as it was a reported 19 degrees with 20 MPH wind at game time. So obviously, the weather wasn’t in the Dawgs favor.

Georgia kicked off to start the game and Kentucky put together a nice drive, but the Dawgs defense came up with a big fourth down stop. UGA capitalized, driving it down and kicking a field goal. This game was not one that jumped off the stat sheet as both teams struggled on offense. Kentucky drove down deep into Dawg territory before CB Kelee Ringo picked off the QB.

The Dawgs offense struggled to get much going, settling for another field goal. The defense forced a quick three and out to get the ball back. The offense put together a good drive and made a field goal to go up 9-0 at halftime. To this point, UGA’s MVP was kicker Jack Podlesny.

Coming out of the half, QB Stetson Bennett threw an interception, but the defense saved him by getting the ball back. Kenny McIntosh had his best game of the year and this drive was evident of that as he took it in from nine yards out to put the Dawgs up 16-0. Kentucky was forced to punt again and the Dawgs drove to put the game away, but was stopped short at the one-yard line. Kentucky then drove it 99 yards surprisingly and scored to cut the lead 16-6.

The Dawgs were forced to punt and Kentucky drove down again, but the Dawgs forced a missed field goal and the Dawgs were able to hold off the comeback and beat Kentucky 16-6. The Dawgs improved to 11-0 with Georgia Tech next week for the rivalry game. Barring anything crazy the Dawgs should be a lock for the College Football Playoff. Georgia vs Georgia Tech kicks off Saturday at 12 P.M.

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