Georgia 34, Kentucky 17
What Happened: Georgia won the SEC East, getting up 28-3 in the first half on a Jake Fromm four-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Nauta, a four-yard Elijah Holyfield touchdown run, and scoring dashes from 20 and 83 yards out from D’Andre Swift.
Kentucky fought back a bit with a Benny Snell touchdown run and a 31-yard Asim Rose scoring catch, but two Rodrigo Blankenship field goals kept the Dawgs easily ahead.
What Mattered: The Georgia running game was amazing. Swift ran for 156 yards and Holyfield tore off 115 as part of a 331-yard rushing attack for the team. Fromm didn’t have to push anything, completing 14-of-20 passes for 113 yards and a score.
– Snell ran 20 times for 73 yards and a score, but the Wildcats as a team came up with just 84 yards. Georgia made Terry Wilson throw, and he was solid, completing 23-of-29 passes for 226 yards and a touchdown. Wilson ran for just 12 yards.
– Georgia lost two fumbles – both recovered by Josh Allen – otherwise it likely would’ve been a much bigger first half lead. Both teams were great on third downs, and Wilson and the UK passing game were fine. It was all about the ground attack.
What It All Means: Georgia takes the SEC East title and it’s off to Atlanta for a second year in a row. However, it obviously is thinking bigger. Beat Auburn, UMass and Georgia Tech, and everything is set up for a shot at the CFP with a second straight SEC championship.
– As disappointing as this might be for Kentucky, there’s still a shot at a big finish with at Tennessee, Middle Tennessee and at Louisville to close. Win those three, and it’s a ten-win season with a New Year’s Six bowl invite likely to follow.
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