ATHENS, GA — The Bulldogs struggled on the road against Auburn last week. Georgia returned home to take on an undefeated Kentucky team coming off their most impressive win of the season over Florida (33-14).

The Dawgs came out of the gate with a 21-0 start in the first quarter. Kentucky couldn’t get out of their own way in the start of the game. They committed penalties on their first couple drives that forced them to punt. The Wildcats couldn’t dig themselves out of the hole they were in early on the Dawgs took it 51-13.

 

OFFENSE

The offense came out with the best start they’ve had all year. They were crisp and smooth in execution and it started with the quarterback. Carson Beck looked comfortable and in control the whole way. He started the game 12-for-12 with 152 yards and two touchdowns. The offensive line did a great job keeping Beck clean in the pocket against a talented Wildcat defensive front. 

Beck threw one interception where he forced the issue a little bit. But other than that, he was dialed in all night. He finished with a career high in passing yards (389) and passing touchdowns (4) along with an 80% completion percentage.

Georgia scored on all six first half drives (four touchdowns, two field goals) while tallying 384 first half yards. 

Brock Bowers went over 100 yards for the third straight game with seven receptions for 132 yards and a touchdown. Bowers passed A.J. Green tonight for second-most touchdowns in Georgia history with 24.

Daijun Edwards finished with 54 yards rushing and 51 yards receiving. Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint opened it up with the first touchdown of the game from 40 yards out. He finished with four receptions and 99 yards. Rara Thomas is getting more and more involved in the of

fense. He had five receptions and 63 yards. He scored an impressive touchdown by high-pointing a 50-50 ball and was able to get one foot inbounds as he came down.

This offense is starting to find its stride, and they’re slowly becoming the juggernaut we expected them to be before the season.

 

DEFENSE

The defense was stout against a Kentucky offense that exploded last week against Florida. The Dawgs held the Wildcats to just 183 total yards. After Ray Davis registered 280 yards and three touchdowns against Florida, the Georgia defense slowed him down to 95 total yards.

Other than one methodical drive, they shut down Devin Leary and the Kentucky passing game. Leary only completed 38% of his passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns.

There are more explosive offenses (Ole Miss, Tennessee) remaining on the schedule. But, Georgia’s defense is looking more solid every week, especially with preventing explosive passing plays.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

 

Georgia (6-0) travels to Nashville to take on Vanderbilt (2-5). Then, they enter the bye week before the annual matchup in Jacksonville versus Florida (4-2). Florida just took down Vandy today at home 38-14. The Gators take on South Carolina next week before the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.

 

This Georgia team is starting to find the answers, especially on offense. They are getting in rhythm at the right time, and they’re about to get a whole healthier with the bye week coming up.

 

Offensive Player of the Game: QB Carson Beck- 28-for-35, 389 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT

Defensive Player of the Game: ILB Jamon Dumas-Johnson- 4 tackles (3 solo), 1.5 sacks