Check out the Georgia vs. Kentucky fearless prediction and game preview.
Georgia (4-4) vs. Kentucky (5-3) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 5
Game Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY
Network: SEC Network
Really? Kentucky is actually in the SEC title race?
Florida has to go to Arkansas this week, and still has to face South Carolina and a trip to LSU – it can easily lose two of the three.
If that happens, and Kentucky beats Georgia this week and Tennessee next week, it’ll be in Atlanta as your 2016 SEC East champion.
So how is this happening?
The Wildcats are beating the bad teams on their schedule – something they haven’t always been able to do over the years.
The wins aren’t always convincing, but the running game is doing a great job, the defense is coming up with key stops it didn’t seem able to early in the year, and now it’s playing with some confidence.
QB Steven Johnson has turned into a major factor, throwing for 500 yards and four scores with just one pick over the last two games, and RB Boom Williams is going off, hitting Missouri for 182 rushing yards last week and averaging 7.5 yards per carry on the year.
All of a sudden, Kentucky football is … fun?
At the very least, it’s the opposite of Georgia.
It’s as if the Bulldog season has come to a dead stop, losing four of the last five games with the offense going into the tank.
Just when it seemed like the running game was about to kick it into high gear after coming up with 326 yards against South Carolina, but Vanderbilt stuffed it, allowing just 75 yards, and Florida embarrassed it last week giving up just 21 yards on 19 carries.
The defense has been terrific has improved with the run defense allowing under two yards per carry over the last three weeks, but will the offense be able to step up and take advantage of its opportunities?
After all the problems, this is the week the Georgia running game gets a big game from a much-maligned offensive front that should be able to pound away for over 200 yards on the ground – Dawg backs are too good to be held down for this long.
Teams have been forcing Jacob Eason to try winning games, but this week it’ll be see guy, hit guy, run ball.
Kentucky will make the mistakes that Georgia won’t.
Georgia vs. Kentucky Prediction
Final Score: Georgia 31, Kentucky 17
Line: Georgia -2.5, o/u: 51
ATS Confidence: 5: Kluber – 1: Lackey … 3
Must See Rating: 5: November 8th – 1: Inferno … 3