Kentucky Hosts Georgia in SEC East Clash

Riding a three-game winning streak and having won five of its last six games with the only loss coming at No. 1 Alabama, Kentucky sits just one victory from being bowl eligible for the first time since 2010 as Georgia comes to town.

The Wildcats pushed their SEC record to 4-2 with a win at Missouri last weekend and can reach five league wins for the first time since the 1977 team finished a perfect 6-0 in the SEC.

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Kentucky vs. Georgia
Sat., Nov. 5 - 7:30 p.m. ET
Commonwealth Stadium
Lexington, Ky.
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UK 2016 Team Stats UGA
5-3 Record 4-4
4-2 Conference Record 2-4
27.8 Scoring/game 23.2
400.6 Total offense/game 373.0
219.5 Rushing yards/game 173.8
181.1 Passing yards/game 199.2
24.4 Kickoff returns (avg) 21.9
12.2 Punt returns (avg) 8.4
39.1 Punting (avg) 38.0
30:32 Time of possession/game 33:34
38.5% Third down conversion 38.0%
77.8% Fourth down conversion 50.0%
30.9 Points allowed/game 26.1
421.2 Total yards allowed/game 326.1
196.5 Rush yards allowed/game 108.9
224.8 Pass yards allowed/game 216.4
Offensively, Kentucky continues to run the football effectively, averaging 219.5 rushing yards per game on the season and 299.0 per game during its current three-game winning streak. The Cats’ three-headed monster at running back of Boom Williams, Jojo Kemp and Benny Snell Jr. has provided fresh legs and versatility at the position.

Defensively, UK has made major strides since the first three games of the season, led by star linebacker Jordan Jones.


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Cats vs. the Bulldogs


• Georgia leads the all-time series 55-12-2, including 26-7 in games played in Lexington.
• UK’s last win in Commonwealth over the Bulldogs was in 2006, 24-20.
• The Bulldogs have won six in a row in the series dating back to the Cats’ 34-27 win in Athens in 2009, the first between the hedges since 1977.
• The two teams played nine times from 1939-49, and after a six-year lull, have played annually since 1956. The Wildcats won that initial game 13-6.
• Biggest UK win: 33 (33-0) in 1977 in Athens
• Biggest Georgia win: 45 (62-17) in 2004 in Lexington
• Games decided by 7 points or less: Georgia leads 16-8-2

Scouting Georgia


• Georgia is 4-4 on the season and 2-4 in the SEC.
• Quarterback Jacob Eason has thrown for 1,509 and 10 touchdowns this season.
• Georgia’s defense has been stout, ranking fourth in the SEC in rushing yards per game (109.5) and total defense (326.1 yards per game). It also leads the league in turnover margin.
• The Bulldogs’ running back duo of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel entered the season considered by many college football analysts as one of the nation’s most talented backfields.
• Georgia has a staggering 95 homegrown players on its roster.

Kentucky-Georgia Connections


• Kentucky has 10 players who hail from the state of Georgia: DB Jordan Griffin, QB Luke Wright, RB Boom Williams, RB Sihiem King, CB Isaiah Brown, LS Tristan Yeomans, LS Blake Best, DE Calvin Taylor Jr., DE T.J. Carter and DT Courtney Miggins.

Coca-Cola Fan Zone Expanding for UGA Game


The Coca-Cola Fan Zone – located inside Nutter Field House – is expanding to host even more fan-friendly activities prior to the Georgia game. The Coca-Cola Fan Zone will open at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Inflatables for kids
Large projector screen in lounge viewing area for fans to keep up with the best games in college football
Fans will be able to test their skills on the field and see how fast they can run the 20-yard dash
Photo Op - Fans will be able to “pose” as a University of Kentucky football player, setting up for the ultimate play 

Texas Roadhouse Countdown to Kickoff


Tune in to the UK Sports Network for the “Texas Roadhouse Countdown to Kickoff” two hours before every football game. From Cat Walk to Cat Talk, host Christi Thomas and former UK Quarterback Freddie Maggard will focus on the X’s and O’s of the game and bring a little fun to pregame in the first 30 minutes of the show. Afterward, Host Neil Price is joined by Dick Gabriel, Tom Leach and Jeff Piecoro to continue the official pregame broadcast until kickoff. The show is broadcast in Lexington on 98.1 WBUL & 630 WLAP, UK Radio Network affiliates, online at ukathletics.com, and in the UK Gameday App. For the first time, the two-hour pregame show will be live streamed every home game for fans to watch on ukathletics.com.