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Kentucky vs. Georgia game thread and pregame reading

The Cats face their biggest test of the season as they try to take 1st place in the SEC and beat Georgia for the first time since 2009.

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The Kentucky Wildcats face off with the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens today at 3:30 pm EST. You can watch the game on CBS and stream it online with CBS Sports Live or Paramount +.

This is one of the biggest game in program history for the Wildcats, or at least in the last 50 years. Kentucky has a chance to become the undisputed No. 1 seed in the entire SEC with win today.

However, the task ahead is daunting. Georgia has been the best team in the country by a mile this season, and they’ve only picked up steam as the year has gone on. Kentucky also hasn’t beaten the Dawgs since 2009. That year saw the Cats upset the Dawgs in Athens during Rich Brooks’ final season as a college football head coach.

Kentucky also beat Georgia during the 2006 season.

A couple of things to be encouraged by is the fact that Clemson came within a couple plays of beating Georgia to start the year. And last season when the Cats and Dawgs matched up, Kentucky held them to just 14 points in a 14-3 losing effort.

The defense will be strong enough to hold, but can the offense find a way to put up points against the stout Georgia D?

Kentucky is a 21.5 point underdog going into this game, which I think is disrespectful. But, if the Cats want respect, they have to go out and earn it.

Get hyped! Here are some pregame reads to get you ready for the game.

Let’s go CATS!!!