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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 we are."

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 later.

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.

Game Notes

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 Kentucky.

11/17 18:17:16 ET


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