Whatever happens in this game, it has to be taken through the backdrop that this year’s Kentucky squad isn’t very good. How ungood is it? Well, by my count, the SEC tracks 33 separate team statistical categories. Kentucky is in the bottom three in eighteen of them and eleventh in four more. Considering that the ‘Cats excel in things like PAT percentage, opponents’ fourth-down conversion rates and on-side kicks, it’s not a pretty picture.
They’re thirteenth in scoring offense and last in scoring defense and they’re worse than Georgia in turnover margin.
This is a classic example of a team that you get down early and then watch it get down on itself. That’s exactly what happened to them at Arkansas last week. The question is whether Georgia is man enough to do just that, or if the Dawgs are still suffering with a hangover from that South Carolina pounding.