FAST FACTS: Georgia-Kentucky

Home >

FAST FACTS: Georgia-Kentucky

Amp Arnold (Photo by David Ching / Georgia Sports Communication)
Amp Arnold
(Photo by David Ching / Georgia Sports Communication)

Did you know? … Some fast facts about Georgia-Kentucky.



Two-sport Georgia standout Jimmy Harrell had the big play of the Bulldogs 37-7 win over Kentucky in 1984, breaking loose for an electric 76-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Georgia’s national champions of 1980 and Southeastern Conference title winners of 1981 both registered shutouts of the Wildcats – 27-0 and 21-0, respectively.
In Georgia’s 27-0 victory over the Wildcats in Lexington in 1980, Buck Belue hit Amp Arnold for a 90-yard touchdown – the second longest pass completion of that magical year.
College Football Hall of Famer Jake Scott tied an NCAA record with two interception returns for touchdowns against the Wildcats in a 35-14 Georgia win in Lexington in 1968.
In 2002, Georgia trailed Kentucky 24-14 in the first half in Lexington, then dominated the remainder of the game, rolling past the Wildcats 52-24.
When the tornado hit downtown Atlanta in 2008, Georgia won twice on “Semifinal Saturday” at Alexander Memorial at Tech – first defeating Kentucky on a buzzer beater.


No. 8 Kentucky at Georgia, Oct. 22, 1977  (Photo: YouTube screen-capture)
No. 8 Kentucky at Georgia, Oct. 22, 1977
(Photo: YouTube screen-capture)



Kentucky’s storied men’s basketball program won national championships in 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998 and 2012 – their eight titles second only to UCLA’s 11.
Five Kentucky hoops coaches have led Big Blue to national hoops titles – Adolph Rupp (with four), Joe B. Hall, Rick Pitino, Tubby Smith and John Calipari.
One of the greatest Wildcats football teams ever posted a signature win over the Bulldogs in Athens with Prince Charles in town, beating Georgia 33-0 in 1977 between the hedges.



Recent Articles by Murray Poole

[pt_view id=”2fb799183g”]  

share content

Author /

Murray Poole is a 1965 graduate of the University of Georgia Journalism School. He served as sports editor of The Brunswick News for 40 years and has written for Bulldawg Illustrated the past 16 years. He has covered the Georgia Bulldogs for 53 years.