Georgia vs. Kentucky fearless prediction and game preview.
Georgia vs. Kentucky Broadcast
Date: Saturday, October 19
Game Time: 6:00 ET
Venue: Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA
Georgia (5-1) vs. Kentucky (3-3) Game Preview
Why Kentucky Will Win
Maybe Georgia just isn’t that great.
It absolutely has the talent to not just get past the loss to South Carolina, but run the table from there and do some damage in the College Football Playoff. That doesn’t mean it’s going to happen, but the pieces are there … and they’re just not fitting.
The defense has been solid, but the offense isn’t clicking. The team struggled in the first half against Tennessee, it was sort of sleepy in the opener against a Vanderbilt team that’s getting rolled by everyone, and the passing game just didn’t click against the Gamecocks.
Georgia – for being an elite team – is the right fit for Kentucky.
The Wildcats have a decent enough pass defense to get by, they’ll come up with picks, and they love to grind games down into close, tough battles that come down to who can execute the best down the stretch.
The hope is for starting QB Sawyer Smith to be back after missing the Arkansas game, but the team knows it can count on Lynn Bowden in a pinch. South Carolina was able to survive last week’s game when it lost QB Ryan Hilinski, and again, if the Georgia offense keeps playing like this …
Why Georgia Will Win
That’s about as bad as Georgia could play, and yet it still almost pulled it off against the Gamecocks. It probably finds a way to get it done if Rodrigo Blankenship hits the overtime field goal, but of course, the team wasn’t supposed to be in that position in the first place.
Kentucky’s offense is struggling and sputtering no matter who’s at quarterback, and the style of play just doesn’t quite work without Josh Allen, Benny Snell and the magical plays the team had last year.
Oh yeah … and Georgia is a little bit mad.
The fundamentals are still strong. The offensive line might just be the best in the country – or close to it – forgetting what happened against the Gamecocks, Jake Fromm is still Jake Fromm, and the defense is still fantastic.
Lost in the loss to USC was how the defense all but shut everything down. The Gamecocks didn’t gain 300 yards, but the 142 on the ground were the most the rushing yards the Bulldogs allowed all year.
Kentucky will struggle to run, and the passing game just isn’t good enough.
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What’s Going To Happen
Don’t expect some sort of fire-and-brimstone performance from Georgia with total domination and explosiveness, but it will have total control throughout the game.
The Bulldogs will go on two sharp scoring drives to start, and the defense will take over from there. Kentucky won’t have the offense to do much of anything consistently well, and Fromm isn’t throwing three interceptions this week.
Georgia vs. Kentucky Prediction, Line
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