Georgia takes on the Kentucky Wildcats this Saturday as both teams are still in the SEC East hunt despite having losing SEC records. Kentucky helped themselves as well as the Dawgs when they beat the first place South Carolina Gamecocks last week. WR Randall Cobb scored his fifth game-winning, fourth-quarter touchdown as a Kentucky Wildcat in UK’s 31-28 upset of No. 10 South Carolina. That TD, the 33rd of Cobb’s remarkable career, made the jack-of-all-trades Kentucky’s all-time leader in career touchdowns — with five regular-season games still left in his junior year. Yes, junior year – now granted the Wildcats do not have a history of All-Americans at the skill positions, but still his achievements are remarkable. But still, breaking that record shows how important Cobb is to the team since he not only scores as a receiver, but as a runner in the Wildcat formation as well as a punt returner. He’s even the kick holder.
The problem is nobody is talking about Randall Cobb as a Hesiman Trophy candidate – it’s all about Ryan Mallet and Cam Newton in the SEC. Even though Cobb scored the game winning touchdown against the Gamecocks, his tweet after the game has gotten more attention than his play. Cobb tweeted his displeasure of the Kentucky faithful for getting ready for basketball season and not supporting the football team. Cobb later apologized and has put the matter behind him for now. Cobb isn’t just a deep threat — he’s also a Terrell Owens type that isn’t afraid to go over the middle, or catch underneath passes and break some tackles. Georgia will have their hands full with Cobb.
For Georgia, they must continue to run the ball so it will open up the passing game for WRs A.J. Green and Kris Durham. QB Aaron Murray has continue to improve each week as he has not thrown an interception in the past 2 games. Kentucky will mostly be without their leading rusher – Derrick Locke. But his backup is Raymond Sanders, a true freshman who is basically a carbon copy of Locke.
Georgia is looking for their first road win of the season while Kentucky is trying to maintain momentum with another win over a SEC powerhouse. The winner is still in the SEC East hunt, while the loser will have uphill climb to become bowl eligible.
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Written by Bob Ballard