Georgia 30, Kentucky 13 Reaction
In a strange way, both teams got exactly what they needed.
Georgia was business-like in its dominant performance. There wasn’t any real drama, Stetson Bennett didn’t make any major mistakes to go along with his three touchdown passes, TE Brock Bowers turned into a superstar – he caught five passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns – and the defense was a brick wall against the Kentucky running game.
UK threw the ball 42 times, but Will Levis didn’t get a whole lot of big plays out of his 32 completions. That served as the running game with Chris Rodriguez being held to seven yards on seven carries for an attack that finished with 51 yards.
Now Georgia gets a week off to prepare for Florida. It gets to rest up, hope that JT Daniels can be back and healthy, and then waltz through the coronation to the SEC Championship from there.
But we knew the Dawgs were going to roll like this. Kentucky is the more interesting case.
There’s no such thing as a sure thing in the SEC – obviously, to a point when talking about Vanderbilt – but the rest of the UK schedule is manageable. If the team really is that good, it should have a shot at Mississippi State on the road, Tennessee, at Vanderbilt, New Mexico State, and at Louisville.
If Georgia really and truly is the be-all-end-all No. 1 team, then losing 30-13 in a tasteful, dignified way on the road is more than acceptable as the only loss.
To cut to the chase, it wasn’t the total annihilation that might disqualify Kentucky from being in College Football Playoff considering if it goes 11-1.
Week 7 Big Game Reactions
– LSU 49, Florida 42
– Oklahoma State 32, Texas 24
– Ole Miss 31, Tennessee 26
– Michigan State 20, Indiana 15
– Oklahoma 52, TCU 31
– Cincinnati 56, UCF 21
– Purdue 24, Iowa 7
– Georgia 30, Kentucky 13