It was a rough day for the Kentucky Wildcats as they suffered their first loss of the season with a 30-13 loss to the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs, likely ending their hopes at a first-ever SEC East title.
There were a few bright moments, however, as they scored two touchdowns against a UGA defense that entered play, having only allowed two all year.
Perhaps the brightest moment of the game came in the final seven seconds as after JuTahn McClain was stopped on first and goal from the one with UK down 30-7, Mark Stoops elected to call a. timeout.
That timeout allowed Will Levis to find Wan’Dale Robinson for a touchdown to make it a 30-13 game which would be the final score after Georgia blocked the point after attempt.
By cutting the UGA margin of victory to 17, Kentucky covered the 21.5 point spread, which was a bad beat for those who betted on the Dawgs to cover and a big win for those who picked the Cats to cover.
.@will_levis ➡️ @wanda1erobinson TD on 3rd-and-goal with 0:04 on the clock. Seven catches for Wan'Dale on that 22-play, 75-yard drive.— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) October 16, 2021
UGA 30, UK 13 | #ForTheTeam | CBS https://t.co/kCMZRAgOkQ pic.twitter.com/zlHFKy0WJu
Kentucky - Georgia was reportedly the most bet game today at BetGM if that gives you an idea of how many people placed a wager.
Twitter of course had some thoughts on the backdoor cover:
Kentucky-Georgia most bet game at @BetMGM.@GeorgiaFootball opened -22.5, closed -21.5. @UKFootball ✅— John Ewing (@johnewing) October 16, 2021
Mark Stoops trying to change A LOT of money right now— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 16, 2021
Kentucky covers. Mark Stoops, Coach of the Year— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) October 16, 2021
KENTUCKY FOR THE COVER— Barstool Sportsbook (@BSSportsbook) October 16, 2021
Great teams cover. Don’t bet against these Cats.