Dawgs in Bluegrass Country

It really sucked. Sitting in Athens in the cold at night coming off a cold and watching Georgia give a game to Kentucky last season. In our last five games of that inauspicious campaign, the Dawgs went 4-1 – yet dropped a home game to the lowly Big Blue. Kentucky has never beaten Georgia in back-to-back seasons, and they may have their best chance to do so this season.

Derrick Locke and Randall Cobb are two of the top playmakers in the country, and Joker Phillips has the crew believing after a tough close loss to undefeated Auburn was followed by a big win over then-heralded S. Carolina.

Georgia is finally playing well and coming off two lopsided tail kickings over the SEC teams from Tennessee. Those games were played Between the Hedges, where Aaron Murray would be undefeated if the O-line had protected him only slightly better against Arkansas. What Murray has failed to do is win on the road.

Georgia has the third best defense in the SEC to date – a vast improvement from the past two seasons – and we may need a herculean effort to contain the Cats Saturday night. I’d really like to see us shut them down, but they are explosive, especially at home. And the Commonwealth will be rocking and all bourboned up for victory.

It won’t happen if Georgia plays like GEORGIA and gets the ball to AJ Green, if Ealey protects the ball and runs hard, if Murray shows continued improvement, if SEC sack leader Justin Houston gets loose, if we tackle and hit and win.