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Vanderbilt shocks Georgia Bulldogs; great news for UK

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The Kentucky Wildcats may be on their bye week, but they’ve still managed to get great news on the gridiron.

It came when the Vanderbilt Commodores shocked the world and beat the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens by a 17-16 margin. That’s the same Vandy team that UK just narrowly beat last week, which now looks like a great win on the Cats’ resume.

That, or you could argue it’s more indicative of how vulnerable the Dawgs are when they come to Commonwealth Stadium in few weeks. If UK can beat Mississippi State next week, Georgia may then be the likeliest chance for the Cats to score their sixth win to get bowl eligibility (Austin Peay would technically be the sixth win in theory, but you get what I mean).

This is also a great sign that Georgia, as a program, is vulnerable enough for UK to start making more noise in the SEC East as long as Kirby Smart is the head man in Athens. It’s safe to say now that he’s a downgrade from Mark Richt.