The Bulldogs are coming off a victory over rival Auburn, while the Wildcats took out LSU with relative ease last weekend in Lexington, Ky. Georgia won 11 straight wins over Kentucky, but the Wildcats are 6-0 for the first time since 1950 – when they went 10-0 under legendary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.
What will happen on Saturday afternoon? Let’s break down the match and make choices directly and against the spread.
Georgia vs Kentucky: good to know
QB questions remain: Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett IV has been silver in place of starter JT Daniels, who has been in and out of the roster this season with multiple injuries. The latest issue he faces now has kept him out of the last two games and limited him to training for the past two weeks. Who will start on Saturday and, more importantly, does it matter? Georgia’s defense has been extinguished and the racing game has been devastating thanks to one of the deepest and most talented racing rooms in the country. Bennett has averaged 12 yards per attempt this season, which is more than enough to ease the running game and maintain the honesty of opposing secondaries.
Can Kentucky solve Georgia’s defensive conundrum? : No one has yet been able to figure out how to move football consistently against this Georgian defense, and it will be up to the Wildcats to end this trend if they have any hope of causing the upheaval. It’s easier said than done, however. They are unlikely to be able to put together long, sustained workouts against this unit, and hitting big plays will be the path of least resistance. There’s a problem … Kentucky doesn’t do that. He ranks 11th in the SEC in games of 10 yards or more with 85 and last in the conference in passing games of the same distance with 44. That will have to change on Saturday. Otherwise it could get ugly.
Levis on the ground: Kentucky quarterback Will Levis has been a silver lining this season and made a big impact on the field last week with 75 yards and two touchdowns. If Kentucky is to be successful against that defense, that would be a good idea. If Levis plays a bigger role in the ground game, it will force the Bulldogs’ defense to defend all 11 players and give the Wildcats a chance to strike against one of the deepest and most disciplined defenses in the country. Levis has 163 yards and three rushing touchdowns this year (including sack distance) and may have to flirt with the mark of the century on Saturday.
How to watch Georgia vs Kentucky live
Date: Saturday October 16 | Time: 15 h 30 HE
Site: Sanford Stadium – Athens, Georgia
TV: CBS | Direct: CBSSports.com, application CBS Sports (gratuite)
Georgia vs Kentucky prediction, pick
Give me the Bulldogs to win and cover in an old-fashioned, floor and pound slugfest. Coach Kirby Smart won’t be threatened by this Kentucky offense, which means offensive coordinator Todd Monken is going to hammer the rock, work on the play no matter who takes the shots and lean on the Wildcats in the second half. -time to get fourth trimester coverage. It won’t be pretty – which is exactly how Smart likes it. Prediction: Georgia (-22.5)
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