Wildcats Host Bulldogs on Homecoming Weekend

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Date & Time Saturday, Oct. 23
7:30 p.m
Coverage TV: CSS
Radio: BBSN
Online Audio listen
Online Video via ESPN3
Live Blog
Location Commonwealth Stadium
Lexington, Ky.
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Georgia Bulldogs at a Glance
Head Coach Mark Richt
Record at School 93-31 (10th season)
Record 3-4, 2-3 SEC
Ranking NR
Series Record Georgia leads 49-12-2
Last Meeting Kentucky defeated Georgia 34-27 last season in Athens
2010 Team Stats UK UGA
Rushing Offense 158.7 150.4
Passing Offense 270.6 244.9
Total Offense 429.3 395.3
Scoring Offense 35.3 29.7
Rushing Defense 176.0 105.3
Passing Defense 185.9 184.9
Total Defense 361.9 290.1
Scoring Defense 29.9 17.4
Turnover Margin +0.57 +0.57
2010 Stat Leaders
Rushing UK: Derrick Locke (108 rushes, 574 yds, 7 TDs)
UGA: Washaun Ealey (77 rushes, 369 yds, 2 TDs)
Passing UK: Mike Hartline (157-230, 1791 yds, 13 TDs, 3 INTs)
UGA: Aaron Murray (112-181, 1653 yds, 12 TDs, 3 INTs)
Receiving UK: Chris Matthews (33 catches, 482 yds, 6 TDs)
UGA: Kris Durham (22 catches, 453 yds, 2 TDs)
Tackles UK: Danny Trevathan (70 total, 9.0 for loss)
UGA: Akeem Dent (62 total, 4.5 for loss)
Sacks UK: Taylor Wyndham (2.5)
UGA: Justin Houston (7.0)
Interceptions UK: Winston Guy Jr. (2)
UGA: Sanders Commings (2)

Cat Scratches Preview: Joker Phillips' keys to the game

Each and every week prior to a Kentucky football game, Cat Scratches will talk with head coach Joker Phillips about his of plan of attack. Without giving away too much of the game plan, Phillips will tell us his keys to the game, a key matchup and who Kentucky has to look out for on the opposing team.

Offensive keys - Clean up the run game: "We've got to run the ball better offensively. We ran the ball just enough to keep them honest last week. We weren't real efficient at running the football. This week we've got to be more efficient running it. ... Teams are preparing for the Wildcat differently. You've got to spend a little bit more time on it, and I think that helps us that teams have to spend a little bit more time on the Wildcat. The time that they're taking to focus on the Wildcat, it's taking from them focusing on our base offense. I like that teams are starting to defend for it. ... Georgia's defense is so athletic. They're long and athletic and they play physical. They give you a lot of different looks defensively, and they can do that when you're based out of a 3-4. They have some variations of (the 3-4), but they run a lot of 4-3 looks with it. The thing that gets difficult is throwing downs when they get in the true 3-4 looks where all the blitzes are coming from everywhere."

Cat Scratches' take: UK played, perhaps, its best offensive game in the air last week, which helped cover up for a pedestrian run game. Without starting tailback Derrick Locke, who will be out again this week with a lingering shoulder stinger, Kentucky ran the ball 33 times for only 52 yards, a 1.6-yard average. For the first time this year, the Wildcat package was actually bottled up, as UK totaled just 19 yards on six Wildcat snaps (for the season, the Cats have amassed 122 yards, five touchdowns and 11 first downs in 26 plays out of the Wildcat). On most weeks that 52 rushing yards won't cut it, especially against an underrated Georgia defense. Though the Bulldogs piled up four straight losses early in the season, UGA has a stout, balanced defense that ranks third in the Southeastern Conference in yards allowed per game (290.1) and 14th nationally.

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Wildcats Host Bulldogs on Homecoming Weekend

After an impressive come-from-behind 31-28 victory over 10th-ranked South Carolina, Kentucky looks to keep the momentum alive when it wraps up a three-game home stand with Southeastern Conference foe Georgia on Saturday in Commonwealth Stadium for its Homecoming game.

Kentucky trailed the Gamecocks 28-10 at the half, but played stingy defense in the decisive second half, limiting USC to zero points and only 103 total yards offensively. UK’s offense scorched the Gamecock defense for three second-half touchdowns, including the game-winning 24-yard score from senior quarterback Mike Hartline to junior wide receiver Randall Cobb with 1:15 remaining in the game. The UK defense held on for the victory after junior cornerback Anthony Mosley picked off a Stephen Garcia pass in the endzone with four seconds left.

Georgia is coming off a big victory as well, defeating Vanderiblt 43-0 between the hedges last Saturday. UGA was led by quarterback Aaron Murray who threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns. The Bulldogs also posted three rushing touchdowns, getting a TD and 123 yards from Washaun Ealey and two TDs on 40 yards rushing from Carlton Thomas.