The #1 Georgia Bulldogs (10-0, 7-0 SEC) clash with the Kentucky Wildcats (6-4, 3-4 SEC) in its final Southeastern Conference contest of the season. Georgia has already locked up the East Division crown and will face LSU in the SEC Championship in two weeks.
Saturday’s showdown is at 3:30 p.m. EST at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Georgia is a 22-point road favorite, and the over/under total is at 48 points.
What to Know – #1 Georgia Bulldogs
The defending national champions haven’t missed a beat this season, rolling through the regular season with a perfect mark and on their way to another College Football Playoff. Outside of a near loss at Missouri, the Bulldogs have won every contest this season by double-digits.
Stetson Bennett has cooled down under center, but the senior quarterback continues to lead an efficient offense. Bennett has completed 67.8% of his throws, passing for 2,895 yards, 14 touchdowns, and five interceptions. When needed, he hasn’t been afraid to use his legs, running for seven TDs.
In the backfield, the Bulldogs are never short of quality running backs. Daijun Edwards leads the way with 93 carries for 497 yards and seven scores. Kenny McIntosh and Kendall Milton are two quality rushers as well, McIntosh adding 425 yards and Milton with 333 yards.
Tight end Brock Bowers leads the receiving core with 615 yards and four touchdowns on 39 receptions. Wide receiver Ladd McConkey adds an outside threat, tallying 43 receptions, 578 yards, and four scores.
What to Know – Kentucky Wildcats
A promising start to the season had the Wildcats highly ranked, but Kentucky has slipped over the last two months, losing three of its last five contests to fall out of the top 25. The Wildcats are tied with the Florida Gators for third place in the SEC East.
Senior quarterback Will Levis came into his final collegiate season with a lot of hype, and the signal-caller has played up and down. Levis did miss one contest, but over nine games, he has thrown for 2,012 yards, completing 66.1% of his passes with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Even missing the first four games of the season hasn’t stopped running back Christian Rodriguez from being the go-to guy out of the backfield. Rodriguez has a team-high 134 rushing attempts for 733 yards and six touchdowns.
Wide receiver Tayvion Robinson paces the Wildcats with 35 receptions and 470 yards, scoring three times. Dane Key leads Kentucky with a team-high five touchdown receptions.
The Pick is In
Georgia rolls into Lexington with an undefeated record and a spot already in the SEC Championship. Kentucky can play spoiler to the Bulldogs’ perfect season, aiming to knock off Georgia for the first time since 2009.
The Wildcats have the defense to keep this game close for a half, but the Georgia offense finds its rhythm in the second half and pulls away for a blowout victory.
The Pick: #1 Georgia Bulldogs -22