Normally, this would sound clichéd…
SUDGE: What will it take for Kentucky to pull an upset in Athens?
MOORE: There has only been one game where Kentucky didn’t find itself in a hole in the first quarter. They can’t let that happen against Georgia and let it get out of hand fast. Kentucky also has 16 turnovers this season if you count turnovers on downs, and they have to win the turnover battle.
They have to try and do what they did against Arkansas. Georgia’s running backs are a totally different animal in terms of depth, but I think they need to keep the explosive plays to a minimum. I think Georgia will run all over them, but it’s about containing the big bursts. Kentucky has to try to shorten the game in order to have its best shot.
… but after last week, it sounds like a credible game plan. It’s up to the home team to make that revert to mere wishful thinking.
That being said, it’s a little weird for both teams to share a goal of shortening the game. If you’re Kirby Smart, dominating time of possession is nice until it isn’t.