It was one of those rare instances where everything that happened in a game played out exactly as most people thought it would. The Kentucky Wildcats 30-13 loss to the Georgia Bulldogs wasn’t surprising in the least. The way it happened was like it was previously scripted.
Kentucky was able to hang with the Bulldogs for a half, only down 14-7 at the intermission. Then Georgia imposed their well on both sides of the ball in the third quarter. Kentucky was then able to score late and get out of Athens with a win that covered the spread due to a late touchdown.
One of the best takeaways from yesterday is that Kentucky didn’t let the game get away from them. There was a point in time where I worried that things were going to get out of hand but it never really happened. Yes, Kentucky lost by a good margin of points, but there were years where that game would have been 56-7 or something like that.
Now what Kentucky has to do is shake off the loss in Athens and get healthy for Mississippi State. Seven games into the season and the Cats have injuries all over the place. There are only five games remaining, everyone of them are winnable, and Kentucky has to get re-focused on the task at hand.
11-1 or 10-2 can still happen.
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Lane Kiffin praying he doesn’t get hit by a water bottle, or a battery, or a golf ball. What a wild scene in Knoxville.
After seven more ranked teams lost, we are sitting at a record 47 ranked losses in seven weeks. #2007vibez— Braden Gall (@BradenGall) October 17, 2021
It’s been a wild year in college football so far.
Missed opportunities doomed Kentucky | KSR- There wasn’t a part of me that thought Kentucky was going to win yesterday once I saw the Georgia defense do it’s thing. But there were chances to make them sweat a little more.
Late touchdown a ‘confidence booster’ | Cats Pause- I think this is correct. Kentucky wanted to get out of there knowing they could move and score on that defense. I know it pissed some people off but oh well.
SEC power rankings | SDS- Kentucky’s not punished for what happened yesterday and I think the same thing will happen when the AP poll comes out today. They won’t drop much if they drop at all.
Projected top 25 | CBS- Kentucky should still be a top fifteen team heading to Starkville after the bye.
Only Georgia seems immune to college football chaos | ESPN- UGA wasn’t phased at all by anything Kentucky had for them. They’re as dominant as we all thought they were. And then some.
Who are the top four teams in the CFP? | Sporting News- Iowa losing opens the door for Alabama once again. The looming matchup in Atlanta between the Tide and the Bulldogs is massive.
What should Tennessee’s punishment be for ugly scene in Knoxville? | Yahoo!- Tennessee fans are the worst but this is terrible even coming from them.