Georgia’s not the only team dealing with fallout from injuries this Saturday. Kentucky’s got its share, too.
The No. 11 Wildcats will be without normal starters Josh Ali, Marquan McCall and Octavious Oxendine for the matchup between undefeated teams with first place in the SEC East on the line. None of the trio were listed on UK’s pre-Georgia depth chart released Monday.
McCall and Ali both missed the LSU win with leg injuries. Oxendine will miss the rest of the 2021 season after suffering a lower leg injury against LSU. Before his injury, Oxendine recorded two sacks in that game.
With Ali, a super senior wide receiver, out versus LSU, Kentucky made heavy use of two tight end offensive sets. That strategy is likely to carry over to Georgia as Stoops dropped the third wide receiver position from UK’s depth chart in favor of listing tight ends, Justin Rigg and Brenden Bates, as starters.
Life in the SEC, y’all. UK’s problem is that Georgia’s depth is much greater and the Dawgs are the home team, meaning the Wildcats’ travel roster is capped at 70.
They ran the ball 45 times against LSU, at better than seven yards a pop. I’m sure they’ll try the same this week, but Georgia’s defense against the run ain’t LSU’s.