Dawgs vs Wildcats – The Intangibles

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Dawgs vs Wildcats – The Intangibles

Freshman signal caller for the Bulldogs, QB Jacob Eason (10)
Freshman signal caller for the Bulldogs, QB Jacob Eason (10)



Georgia heads into week 10 of the college football season sitting at 4-4 on the season with four games left on the scheduled and needing a win They find themselves on the road in Lexington to take on Kentucky, and normally, the Wildcats would be somewhat easy pick’ens. But not this year. The boys in blue sit in second place of the SEC East and are wanting more than just becoming bowl eligible. This one should be an interesting in the 70th meeting of Dawgs vs Wildcats.



Georgia has dominated Kentucky since last losing to the Wildcats in 2009. The Bulldogs have put up big points and large margins of victory – minus the scary 29-24 Lexington squeaker by the standout 2012 squad. Where this one falls though, it looked dangerous from the get-go. After the Cocktail Party and with Auburn on deck between the hedges, this one seemed scary. However, this season, with a couple of heart-breakers between the hedges, hasn’t shaped up as the Bulldogs hoped. There is no room for a letdown here as Bulldogs want to avoid embarrassment. Saturday night is big for Georgia’s bowl hopes and an important step towards assuring a winning record.



Commonwealth Stadium isn’t one of the biggest and traditionally most raucous in the Southeastern Conference, but the Wildcat faithful have been energized by Kentucky’s gridiron success and SEC wins. If this thing is tight in the fourth quarter, a crowd that may have seemed moderately and relatively tame throughout the contest will get loud and give the ‘Cats an extra charge.



When Rich Brooks was Kentucky’s coach, the Wildcats upset the Bulldogs in Lexington in 2006 and Athens in 2009. It’s been six straight Georgia wins since, the last three of which (following the aforementioned 2012 scare) have come by at least 24 points: 59-17 in 2013, 63-31 on the Dogs last trip to the Bluegrass and 27-3 a year ago in Athens. But with the disappointment of October, the rebuilding of Georgia’s depth, and where this one falls, the suddenly confident Wildcats know they have an opportunity to spring a win over Georgia. They will be hungry. Georgia must match that intensity.



It was warm in Jacksonville with the Florida sunshine and 3:30 kickoff. The sun will be down in Lexington when the Bulldogs and Kentucky lock up at 7:30. It will be chilly to cold. That shouldn’t bother the Bulldogs too badly. It won’t be Lambeau Field in January, but Georgia’s players will have to deal with a little chill.



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