Georgia vs. Kentucky Prediction, Game Preview

    Georgia vs. Kentucky prediction and game preview. The Bulldogs look to get back on the winning track as they host the Wildcats in Athens.

    November 2, 2015

    Another year, another season when Georgia (5-3) doesn’t win a national championship. It’s been a rough run, but losing to Kentucky (4-4) would take things to a whole other level. Check out the Kentucky vs. Georgia game preview and prediction.

    Kentucky vs. Georgia Game Preview


    Date: Saturday, Nov. 7
    Game Time: 12:00 pm
    Venue: Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA

    Network: SEC Network

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    Why You Need To Care

    Kentucky needs to end the second half slide as soon as humanly possible. On a three-game losing streak, the season is starting to not just slip away, but it’s crashing and burning. There’s still plenty of time to get to six wins, but going to Vandy might not be a layup and playing Louisville is tough. Beating Georgia, though, after getting blown away by Mississippi State and Tennessee would allow everyone to take a big exhale.

    Georgia has lost three of its last four games with the offense sputtering scoring ten points or fewer in three of the last four – beating Missouri 9-6. It’s been an ugly run with the team getting worse as the season has gone on, losing star RB Nick Chubb and with a hot mess of a quarterback situation. However, with Auburn, Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech to finish up, the Dawgs will probably be favored in the final four games.

    Why Kentucky Will Win

    Georgia has no idea what it’s doing offensively. Granted, playing the Alabama, Missouri and Florida defenses is going to be a problem no matter what, but this is Georgia – it shouldn’t be such a disaster offensively. Kentucky’s defense isn’t in the same discussion with the top SEC teams, and it’s been rocky over the last few weeks, but this is the time to face the reeling Bulldogs. How bad are things for Georgia? It’s 119th in the nation in third down conversions – it’s just not moving the ball. However …

    Why Georgia Will Win

    It’s not like Kentucky is stopping anyone. The run defense has allowed three touchdown runs in each of the last three games, while the secondary hasn’t been a rock, either. There’s almost nothing coming from a defensive front that’s cranked up one sack in each of the last three games, but just isn’t generating any pressure. The Georgia backfield needs as much time as possible, and it’s going to get it. The Bulldog line is doing its part to keep the quarterbacks clean, and that won’t be a problem this week.

    Player Who Matters

    So who’s going to be the Georgia quarterback now? Faton Bauta was thrown into the soup last week, but Florida turned on the curveball having few issues – Bauta completed just 15-of-33 passes for 154 yards and four scores, but the biggest problem was how the coaching staff used him. Bauta’s biggest strength is his mobility, and he took off just three times for four yards. Greyson Lambert is still potentially the best option, and Brice Ramsey got a little bit of work, but Mark Richt has to settle the situation down. It’s November – Georgia needs to know who its quarterback is.

    What’s Going To Happen?

    Georgia will have its cathartic moment, and it’s going to come from Sony Michel and the running game. Michael has a broken hand, and he was held in check by Florida running for just 45 yards, but the Bulldogs roll with the ground game – no matter who’s running it – while the defense will step up its game against the struggling Wildcats.

    Kentucky vs.Georgia Prediction

    Final Score: Georgia 37, Kentucky 20, Line: Georgia -14, o/u: 57.5

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