Georgia Bulldogs Battle Kentucky Wildcats at Noon


The Georgia Bulldogs will host the Kentucky Wildcats Between the Hedges at Noon today. Georgia looks to put a distracting week behind them with a victory over their SEC East opponent to become bowl eligible. The game will air on the SEC Network at 12 PM ET.

The Georgia Bulldogs hope to put what was a very distracting week for the program behind them with a home victory over the Kentucky Wildcats at Noon today. HC Mark Richt is on the hot seat, as friction between the head coach and his staff, as well as the athletic department, have made it difficult for Dawg Nation to remember they have to play a division game on Saturday.

After getting trounced by Florida down in Jacksonville 27-3, the Georgia Bulldogs are 5-3 and are challenging the Missouri Tigers as the most incompetent offense in the SEC. The Georgia Bulldogs have not score a touchdown in nearly a month. The last time the Dawgs got in the end zone was in their tough road loss to Tennessee on the 10th of October.

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The quarterback situation in Athens is borderline nightmarish, the running game isn’t getting it done now that Nick Chubb is out for the year. We even saw the secondary start to give up the deep ball, a rarity in DC Jeremy Pruitt’s scheme. All parties involved in the UGA program seem uneasy or on edge after a terrible October, going 1-3 in the month.

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With the Georgia Bulldogs’ lone win coming in a field goal bonanza against Missouri, can we count on the Dawgs to win a low-scoring affair against the 4-4 Kentucky Wildcats? UK will certainly have the better option at quarterback in Junior Patrick Towles. Kentucky HC Mark Stoops loves to pound the rock to open up the pass. Nothing would make Big Blue Nation happier than to get one win closer to bowl eligibility.

All UGA has to do is win one more game in 2015 to become bowl eligible. With the state of mind Dawg Nation is feeling about their program, extreme pessimism is reigning supreme. Then again, the team doesn’t score touchdowns often enough anymore to feel confident about beating a halfway decent SEC team at home.

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I’d love to pick UGA in this game, but with all the distractions about the future of Mark Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs football program, I can’t say I see it happening. If UGA is going to get to bowl eligibility by this afternoon, either the defense has to essentially pitch a shut out or win another field goal kicking extravaganza.

Until it happens, I don’t know when the next time we’ll see the Dawgs get into the end zone. Expectations for this game are low, but man do I want to at least make a bowl this year. Go Dawgs!