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Georgia loses to LSU as SEC East is now truly up for grabs

Kentucky is back in control of its SEC East fate.

NCAA Football: Georgia at Louisiana State Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

After last week’s loss at Texas A&M, the Kentucky Wildcats needed a favor from the Georgia Bulldogs to regain control of their fate in the SEC East.

On Saturday, the Bulldogs faced their toughest task of the season at Death Valley. Sure enough, the favor was granted as the Bulldogs fell to the LSU Tigers, 36-16.

The loss for Georgia couldn’t be much uglier, as they were shut out in the first half and quarterback Jake Fromm completed just 16/34 passes for 209 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions. The Bulldogs were also held to just 113 yards on the ground and their defense was exposed, getting carved for 275 LSU rushing yards.

Kentucky and Georgia will meet at Kroger Field on November 3rd in a game that could ultimately decide who represents the SEC East in the SEC Championship game. Kentucky should be favored in all of their remaining games, while Georgia still has matchups vs. the Auburn Tigers and Florida Gators.

Though Saturday’s events also involved Auburn losing at home to unranked Tennessee and Florida narrowly winning at Vanderbilt, these games should still be a tall task for Georgia.

Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops has embraced a “one game at a time” mentality this season, and after their bye week, things shouldn’t be any different.