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Social media reactions to Kentucky vs. Georgia

A special season hits a tough bump in the road.

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

This was the game I was dreading for the Kentucky Wildcats.

Not because of the opponent or because of what was on the line, but because I’ve been wondering in the back of my mind when the Kentucky Football team that I’ve come to know over the years would return. Unfortunately, when the stage was biggest this season, that game came today.

The defense never seemed to be in the game and the Georgia Bulldogs had their way on offense. After Josh Allen forced two fumbles (his first two career fumble recoveries) in the first half to save scoring drives by Georgia, the Wildcats defense didn’t seem to have much fight in the second half.

The Bulldogs ran for 3 touchdowns; coming in to the game Kentucky had only allowed 6 rushing scores on the season. Georgia also hung 34 points after the Wildcats had held opponents to an average of 13 points per game, tied for first in the country.

But on a day when the defense wasn’t so hot, the offense showed up. After being picked up by the defense all season, Terry Wilson, Benny Snell, and the rest of their offense did their best to return the favor.

Wilson again showed that he has what it takes to lead a major Division 1 football team. He showed poise down the stretch and when he needed to make plays he stepped up and made the play. Snell, Jr. also set yet another rushing record becoming the first UK player ever with 3 straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons. Snell also added a touchdown to add to his career total.

Kentucky fell to 7-2 on the season (5-2 in the SEC), but a special season is still within their grasp. Here’s hoping the Cats can get back on track next week in Knoxville.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the game: