Kentucky’s undefeated season has come to an end this past weekend with a 30-13 loss to
the number 1 Georgia Bulldogs down in Athens. The Bulldogs were too much with their highly touted
defense that contained the Cats run game. Georgia has one of the best defenses I have
personally seen in the last decade and maybe ever. Kentucky did play with the Dogs close in the
first half, but Georgia ultimately pulled away in the end.
Kentucky’s defense did stellar against the Georgia offense. The 30 points doesn’t show
for how well they did on the field. Some points came from them simply being tired since the
offense did not get to stay on the field long. The defense had only four total tackles for losses.
Josh Paschal, Deandre Square, Quandre Mosley, and Yusuf Corker each had one a piece. Square
also got the lone sack for the Cats. There weren’t very many huge plays for Georgia, but the
defense had a few slip-ups. If the offense was able to provide much help, the game could have
been a lot closer.
Will Levis played very well despite the loss. Levis passed 32 completed passes on 42
attempts. He only racks up 192 passing yards but was the first quarterback this year to have two
touchdowns on Georgia. The Georgia secondary was great with their coverage on our receivers.
Wan’Dale Robinson did have 12 receptions but was only able to gain 39 yards and a touchdown.
The other touchdown reception went to tight end Justin Rigg. The running game was stopped by
the Dogs as Chris Rodriguez Jr. only had seven yards on seven runs. Kavosiey Smoke led with
14 yards on five runs. The defense for Georgia was just unreal against a strong Kentucky
This loss does not hurt the team. Georgia is simply superior to everyone else this year.
The Cats were the first team with two touchdowns and could have potentially had at least 17
points if it wasn’t for a blocked field goal and extra point. This first loss will lead the Cats into
an off week to prepare and fix things before they take on the other Bulldogs of Mississippi State.
The loss dropped the Cats to 15th on the poll, but with a bounce back win, we will bounce right
back to where we were. Never forget, GO CATS!
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Devin Hall is a columnist for MESPORTS digital. A University Louisville graduate who loves good music, good games and good times. He can be reached at DHall@maineventsports101.com. Follow him on Twitter @Mista_Hall25