After a much needed week off, the Georgia Bulldogs will resume action on the road this weekend as they take on the Kentucky Wildcats.
In an uncharacteristic manner for Georgia this season, the Bulldogs look for redemption against the Wildcats after a bitter 35-7 loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks. In what was predicted to be a close battle, the Gamecocks unexpectedly managed to put the game away early in the first half, scoring 21 points within the first ten minutes of play.
Most analysts feel a victory for Georgia will come easily, but also understand that the Wildcats will not go down without a fight. However, getting another win under their belts and rebuilding their confidence on the road against a struggling Kentucky, is an important factor in this game, especially if Georgia hopes to keep their shot at an SEC title game within reach.
The Bulldogs currently hold a 13-4 record following a bye week while under the control of head coach Mark Richt and a record that fans hope to see go unchanged after Saturday.
Coming off of a night of going 11-for-33, only gaining 109-yards and 1 interception against the Gamecocks, quarterback Aaron Murray looks to return to the field with the presence that Bulldog fans became accustomed to seeing prior to that meeting.
Timing could not be better for the junior quarterback to get his rhythm back, considering how young the Wildcat’s defensive secondary is. Currently, Kentucky averages giving up 32 points and 415-yards per game. Taking into account the numbers the Wildcats have allowed, Murray could easily turn out another untouchable evening.
It is also expected for Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall to be back in their prime offensively this week to back up Murray’s efforts. Surprisingly, South Carolina controlled team “Gurshall” to a combined 76-yards over 25 carries.
Defensively this week, the Bulldogs could possibly have to play without leading linebacker Jarvis Jones, who is expected to sit out due to an ankle injury. His abscence, however, should not be cause for concern against Kentucky.
If Georgia approaches Saturday with the balance and tenacity they have shown early in the season, then a victory against the Wildcats should come without question.
Saturday’s kick-off is set for 7 p.m. on FSN.
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Written by Ashley Gulick
Sports Journalism is my passion! I keep up with the latest news on pro/college football, NASCAR and baseball....and just about everthing else. I grew up in Talladega, Ala., but moved to Georgia when I was 15. From a young age, I always knew that I wanted to be involved with sports somehow. Once I got into college and completed my degree in Communications, I knew that I had a passion for sports journalism. I have covered sports for the Kennesaw Sentinel (KSU's student paper), Marietta Daily Journal and Douglas County Sentinel.