NCAA Game Summary - Kentucky at Georgia|
(Saturday, November 17th)
Final Score: (8) Georgia 24, (22) Kentucky 13
Athens, GA (Sports Network) - Thomas Brown's touchdown early in the second
half gave Georgia the lead, as the eighth-ranked Bulldogs rallied from an
early hole to beat 22nd-ranked Kentucky, 24-13.
Brown finished with 73 yards on the ground, while Knowshon Moreno rushed for
124 yards and a touchdown for Georgia (9-2, 6-2 SEC), which overcame four
turnovers and a 10-0 first quarter deficit.
Matthew Stafford threw for just 99 yards and two interceptions, but did manage
to run for a second half touchdown for the Bulldogs, who need a Tennessee
loss to Kentucky next week to reach the SEC title game.
"It was definitely a big win for us," said Stafford. "It wasn't pretty, but it
kept us alive. Every game isn't going to be perfect. We are happy to be where
Andre' Woodson completed 24-of-41 passes for 268 yards with a touchdown and an
interception for the Wildcats (7-4, 3-4).
"Today hurt a lot," said Woodson. "This really is a disappointing moment for
me and for this team. Our execution on offense has been the problem recently
and was again today. We're doing a poor job getting ready for these games and
we have to correct that before next week."
The game started with a bang as Asher Allen returned the opening kickoff 82
yards to the Kentucky 18 yard line. The Bulldogs, however, squandered the
golden opportunity when Moreno fumbled on the nine-yard line three plays
The teams then traded punts before the Wildcats put together a seven play, 80-
yard drive that ended when Woodson hooked up with Keenan Burton for a 36-yard
touchdown. Woodson faked a handoff before finding Burton in the left corner of
the end zone between two defenders.
Georgia turned the ball over once again on its ensuing possession, when Ashton
Cobb picked off Stafford. The Bulldogs held, forcing Lones Seiber's 32-yard
field goal with just under a minute left in the opening quarter.
The Georgia offense finally got going late in the second quarter with an
impressive 13 play, 80-yard drive. The Bulldogs converted three third downs on
the march, which ended when Moreno scored from one yard out with 40 seconds
left before halftime.
The momentum carried into the second half, as Georgia forced a Kentucky three-
and-out and then blocked the ensuing punt. The Bulldogs recovered on the 20-
yard line and Brown eventually scored on 3rd-and-goal from the one-yard line
to give Georgia the lead.
The Bulldogs defense followed with yet another three-and-out and Georgia's
ground game went to work. After a short Stafford pass, a pair of Brown carries
sandwiched around three straight Moreno runs brought Georgia to the Kentucky
10-yard line. Stafford finished off the short drive when he crossed the goal
line to make it 21-10 Bulldogs.
A 44-yard Seiber field goal made it a one possession game again and Kentucky
recovered Moreno's second fumble of the contest on the Kentucky 39-yard line.
However, Georgia's defense forced Kentucky backwards and the Wildcats were
forced to punt.
After forcing Georgia to go three-and-out, the Wildcats had a chance to cut
further into their deficit, but Seiber missed on a 51-yard field goal early in
the fourth quarter.
Brandon Coutu's 46-yard field goal with just over two minutes remaining
effectively sealed the win for the Bulldogs, who sacked Woodson on their own
20-yard line to end the game.
Rafael Little was Kentucky's leading rusher with just 32 yards on 16
carries...Georgia holds a commanding 48-11-2 lead in the all-time series with
11/17 18:17:16 ET