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Everything you need to know for Kentucky vs Georgia in an SEC East showdown.

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Kentucky Wildcats (7-3, 4-3 in SEC) at Georgia Bulldogs (9-1, 6-1 in SEC)

When: 3:30 p.m. ET

Where: Sanford Stadium, Athens, Ga.

TV Channel: CBS

Announcers: Brad Nessler will be the play-by-play announcer alongside Gary Danielson and sideline reporter Allie LaForce.

Online Streaming: SEC on CBS

Radio: Tom Leach (play-by-play), Jeff Piecoro (analyst) and Dick Gabriel (sideline) will have the UK radio network call on 630 AM and 98.1 FM in Lexington or online at UKAthletics.com.

Odds: Georgia is favored by 21.5 points


When the season began, Kentucky hoped to enter Week 12 with a shot to win the SEC East in Athens against Georgia.

However, a couple of hiccups on the trail of Kentucky’s 2017 season, along with Georgia being a surprising 9-1 entering this game, had led to the Bulldogs already having the East locked up.

Now, this is a matter of pride and looking to score a season-defining win over a top-10 Georgia team that’s in the thick of the College Football Playoff hunt.

Benny Snell bowled his way into the end zone three times last week in a record-setting performance as the Cats trounced the Vanderbilt Commodores, 44-21.

This week the Cats will have to deal a very good Georgia team that has locked up the East division and has always handled Kentucky in recent years. Mark Stoops is winless against Georgia.

But last season was an encouraging step in the right direction in this matchup, as Kentucky took the Bulldogs down to the wire and fell 27-24, though it was a down year for Georgia and many thought it was a prime opportunity for Kentucky to pull off a rare win.

Georgia made a complete 180 this year and will be a much tougher opponent. Sony Michel and Nick Chubb will lead a dominant rushing attack and Georgia’s defense will be tough to move on. But the Bulldogs at least proved they were beatable last week, so perhaps the Cats can capitalize.

Need-to-know facts

  • Georgia leads the all-time series, 56-12-2.
  • Mark Stoops is 0-4 against Georgia as UK head coach.
  • Georgia is coming off a blowout 40-17 loss against Auburn.
  • Mike Edwards is leading Kentucky in tackles (80), interceptions (4) and pass breakups (5).
  • Benny Snell has rushed for 472 yards and nine touchdowns in the last three games.
  • Snell is second in the SEC in rushing yards this season with 1,013.
  • Snell set the school record for career rushing touchdowns against Vanderbilt.
  • He also became the first Cat to run for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons and the fastest Cat to 2,000 rushing yards.
  • A Kentucky win would give them a winning record in conference play, and would clinch their second place standing in the SEC East.
  • Georgia’s top two rushers are averaging over 80 yards per game. Chubb averages 89.4 YPG, while Michel averages 81.2 YPG.
  • Kentucky has nine players on their roster from Georgia: quarterback Luke Wright, defensive lineman Calvin Taylor, running back Sihiem King, Blake Best, linebacker Jamin Davis, defensive lineman T.J. Carter, cornerback Jordan Griffin, defensive back Yusuf Corker and Tristan Yeomans.