*For Starters:  Junior Money LB Quay Walker and freshman WR Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint made their first career starts while junior WR Trey Blount made his first this year and second of his career (only other came in 2017 SEC Championship Game). The longest active starting streak on offense belongs to center Trey Hill now with 23 while Richard LeCounte leads the defense with 23 straight and 33 for his career.  Senior Monty Rice saw his starting streak end at 18. Georgia did not have any penalties in the first half while UK had three for 24 yards.


*Bennett Directs The Offense: Junior Stetson Bennett (4-for-7, 74 yards, 1 INT) directed No. 5 Georgia to a 7-3 half-time advantage as the Bulldogs had just three possessions: the first resulted in a TD followed by a punt and then an interception. Georgia ran just 28 plays while UK had 33 as the Wildcats led in the time of possession 19:17 to 10:43. Bennett did have a 46-yard pass to junior RB James Cook. His interception came on a tipped pass that stopped a scoring drive as the Bulldogs had reached the UK 10 late in the second quarter.


*Getting Defensive:  Georgia limited UK to three points in the first half as the Wildcats ran 33 plays and tallied 121 yards of total offense and held the football for 19:17. Coming in today, Georgia ranked 2nd in the SEC in Scoring Defense at 19.5 points per game.

At the half. Richard LeCounte had a team-high eight tackles while Devonte Wyatt tied his career high with seven stops.

Redshirt sophomore Azeez Ojulari had his team-leading fourth sack to stop UK’s second drive of the contest. He has 9.5 in his career. Senior Jermaine Johnson had his second sack of the season and now 4.5 for his career.


*The Running Game: The Bulldogs utilized the running game, gaining 114 yards on 20 attempts in the first half. Sophomore Zamir White had 64 yards on 11 carries. Georgia’s opening TD drive featured all running plays, 12 total, and covered 86 yards in 5:06. Bennett capped the drive with a two-yard score. Georgia’s first pass attempt came on its 16 play of the game although there was one scramble by Bennett on the opening touchdown drive on the fifth play when he was looking to pass. Through the first quarter, Georgia had 83 yards on 15 attempts and was 0-for-1 in passing.


*Special Teams Summary: Redshirt sophomore PK Jack Podlesny made his lone PAT of the first half and a 53-yard field goal attempt to end the first half was blocked following a low snap.  Georgia now has made an NCAA record 307 consecutive PATs as the streak includes six kickers dating back to 2014. Podlesny is 8-for-11 in field goals including hitting a pair from 50-plus yards this year.

Junior punter Jake Camarda finished the first half with one punt for 54 yards and placed it at the UK 7 with no return. For the second straight game, he served as the kickoff. Coming in today, Camarda ranked No. 2 nationally in punting (50.7 avg.) and the team is third in Net Punting (47.9).


*Points Off Turnovers: Georgia did not force any turnovers in the first half while UK got no points off one Bulldog miscue. Coming in today, Georgia was +3 in in Turnover Margin in its wins while it was -2 in its lone loss at #2 Alabama. UK is +8 in Turnovers Margin in its two wins and -5 in its three losses.


*Captains: Georgia senior Malik Herring and juniors Eric Stokes and Trey Hill served as the captains. Georgia won the toss and elected to defer until the second half.