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Georgia looks to stake out a commanding first-place lead in the SEC East division title race as the No. 11 Kentucky Wildcats come to Athens tied for first in the East division.

Georgia's defense is fresh off two straight shutout performances, the first coming against Vanderbilt, where the Dawgs offense scored 62 points. The latest was a Georgia offense without JT Daniels dismantling the Razorbacks 37-0.

Kentucky is Georgia's fourth-ranked opponent of the season and so far could be the toughest test out of all four. Last weekend saw Georgia dismantle a top-25 ranked Auburn 34-10 after Auburn jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead. Before traveling to Jordan Hare, Georgia shut out a red-hot Arkansas team 37-0, becoming Georgia's second shutout on the season.

Kentucky is off to its best start in program history in a long time as they rank No. 11 in the AP poll following victories over Florida and LSU. The Wildcats beat the LSU Tigers at home in Lexington, Kentucky, just a week after taking down Florida. 

We will have you up to date here on our LIVE updates and blog here on Dawgs Daily. 

Injury Report

  • QB, JT Daniels (Lat) - Day to Day
  • RB, Kenny McIntosh (Hamstring) - Questionable
  • OT, Jamaree Salyer (Ankle) - Questionable
  • WR, Jermaine Burton (Groin) - IN
  • WR, Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint (Ankle) - IN
  • WR, Arian Smith (Shin) - Questionable
  • WR, George Pickens (Knee) - OUT
  • WR, Dominick Blaylock (Hamstring) - Questionable
  • OL, Tate Ratledge (Foot) - OUT
  • S, Christopher Smith (Shoulder) - Questionable
  • DB, Tykee Smith (Knee) - OUT
  • CB, Jalen Kimber (Shoulder) - OUT
  • LB, Rian Davis (Quad) - OUT

Official Starters


QB: JT Daniels 

RB: Zamir White or James Cook

TE: Brock Bowers or John Fitzpatrick or Darnell Washington

X: Adonai Mitchell

Z: Jermaine Burton

SLOT: Ladd McConkey or Kearis Jackson

LT: Jamaree Salyer 

LG: Justin Shaffer

C: Sedrick Van Pran-Grainger

 RG: Warren Ericson

RT: Warren McClendon


NT: Jordan Davis

DT: Devonte Wyatt

DE: Travon Walker

JACK: Nolan Smith

SAM: Adam Anderson

Mike: Nakobe Dean

Money: Quay Walker or Channing Tindall

STAR: Latavious Brini

 Left Corner: Ameer Speed or Kelee Ringo

Right Corner: Derion Kendrick

SS: Lewis Cine

FS: Chris Smith

Pregame Notes

  • JT Daniels is the listed starter at QB on the depth chart
  • Despite the listing of Daniels, we still feel confident Stetson Bennett will be the starter 
  • George Pickens, Dominick Blaylock, and Arian Smith were all seen pregame warming up with Scott Sinclair 
  • Christopher Smith is participating in pregame in shorts with a shoulder harness. Smith suffered a shoulder injury last week and looks to be doubtful.
  • Stetson receiving pregame snaps with the first-team center, Beck with the second team, and Daniels with the third team.
  • Jamaree Salyer was seen working with the first team at left tackle.

First Quarter

Georgia won the toss and deferred to the second half.

(0-0) 12:30:  Wan'Dale Robinson picks up two early first downs.

(0-0) 10:30: After two first downs from Kentucky, an illegal formation penalty on second down helped stall out the drive.

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(0-0) 9:07: Georgia opens up with a run to Zamir White for a loss, then comes back with a play-action roll-out pass to Darnell Washington for a first down.

(0-0) 8:21: Stetson Bennett throws a pass behind Adonai Mitchell on 3rd and 6. 

(0-0) 5:02: Georgia is forced to burn an early timeout.

Second Quarter

(7-0) 15:00: Stetson Bennett hits James Cook on an angle route for a touchdown from 19 yards out.

(7-0) 12:21: Kendall Milton takes an outside run for 35 yards, putting Georgia on their own 47.

(7-0) 11:39: In the next play Bennett keeps on a read-option and takes it for a first down and more 

(14-0) 10:35: Zamir White breaks a 26-yard rushing touchdown after multiple explosive runs.

(14-0) 7:27: Nolan Smith recovers a Will Levis fumble caused by a Jalen Carter sack. The play was reviewed and rules an incomplete pass as the arm was going forward.

(14-7) 3:53: Kentucky fakes an end-around for a 1-yard passing touchdown from Will Levis, the first touchdown surrendered by Georgia's defense in the first half of play.

(14-7) 2:33: Bennett is pressured on third and seven, forced to throw it away. Georgia will punt the ball away to Kentucky with under three minutes remaining.

(14-7) 1:16: Jalen Carter gets to Will Levis on third down for a sack.

Third Quarter

(14-7) 13:39: Brock Bowers takes a tight end screen 59 yards for a touchdown. The play is negated by a Georgia hold.

(14-7) 13:39: A end-around give to Ladd McConkey picks up a first down and a little more.

(21-7) 12:15: Stetson Bennett throws it up to Brock Bowers for a 27-yard touchdown pass.

(21-7) 11:28: Levis's pass on third down is incomplete and will force the Wildcats to punt.

(21-7) 9:28: Stetson Bennett finds two completions in back-to-back plays, one to John FitzPatrick on a tight window 20-yard pass. Then Bennett hit Adonai Mitchell for 22 yards.

(24-7) 7:21: Jack Podlesny adds three points to the lead with a 26-yard field goal.

(24-7) 5:21: Georgia sacks Will Levis on third down, Travon Walker got the sack but Adam Anderson caused Levis to step up into Walker in the pocket.

(24-7) 4:25: Bennett is sacked on third down and five, Kentucky brings pressure off the edge before sending a delayed blitz up the middle.

(24-7) :29: Nakobe Dean blows up a halfback screen on second and goal for Kentucky.

(24-7) :03: The Kentucky drive will stall out at Georgia's 15-yard line with the Wildcats taking a field goal, which is blocked by Georgia.

Fourth Quarter

(24-7) 12:22: A pair of explosive plays gets the Georgia offense rolling. Bennett hooked up with Bowers for a 24-yard completion. Then Cook would gash Kentucky with a 25-yard run.

(30-7) 11:27: Bennett connects with Brock Bowers for a 20-yard passing touchdown. Podlesny misses the extra point, the first missed extra point in over 365 attempts.

(30-7) 4:27: Kelee Ringo gets to Levis for a sack on a corner blitz.

(30-13) 07: Kentucky finds the endzone on a 1-yard screen pass.

FINAL: Georgia 30, Kentucky 13

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