As usual, the Kentucky Wildcats gave the Georgia Bulldogs all they could handle, but it wasn’t enough. Despite the best rushing game of the season, and some key plays by Avery Williamson, Collins Ukwu and Bud Dupree, the Kentucky Wildcats were unable to stop one of the SEC’s best, Aaron Murray.
Murray ended the game with 427 yards and four touchdown passes. He was nearly flawless, going 30-38.
The Wildcat defense does have something to be proud of as they held on of the nation’s best rushing attack to 77 total yards. The Wildcat offense had their best rushing numbers as Raymond Sanders and Jonathan George rushed for a combined total of 206 yards. George had a long of 21 yards while Sanders had a long of 13 yards.
But, despite the great running, the passing game was pathetic for the most part. Jalen Whitlow traded possessions with Morgan Newton, but both combined for 124 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. Newton threw the touchdown to Aaron Boyd and Newton also had a rushing touchdown.
It was a disappointing end to an exciting game. It was good to see the passion and the energy back in the players, but I was left scratching my head. In the first half the offense that was called was full of tricks and excitement. That was put on hold for most of the second half as the all too familiar boring plays were called.
This is hopefully something the Wildcats can grow from as they have a very winnable game at Missouri next week. The ‘Cats are now 1-7, 0-5 on the season.
More in a bit.