Welcome to Bulldawg Illustrated’s Game Day Thread for the matchup between No. 6 Georgia and No. 11 Kentucky. This is week 10 for the 2018 football season as the Bulldogs take on the Wildcats. We have your game day info, where to watch or listen to the game, college football scores, and a live chat! Tune in here for great insight into Georgia and Kentucky and see who takes the SEC East title.
Game Day Information & Timeline
Match-up: #6 Georgia (7-1)(5-1) vs. #11 Kentucky (7-1)(5-1)
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Location: Kroger Field, Lexington, Kentucky (61,000)
T.V./ Radio Info
CHANNEL: CBS @3:30p.m. ET
Play-by-Play: Carter Blackburn
Color Analyst: Aaron Taylor/Rick Neuheisel
Sideline: John Schriffen
*UGA hasn’t released a local channel Scott Howard will be on*
BULLDOG NETWORK RADIO ANNOUNCERS:
Play-by-play: Scott Howard
Color Analyst: Eric Zeier
Sideline: Chuck Dowdle
GEORGIA vs. KENTUCKY MATCHUP
The 2018 SEC East Champion will get crowned after this game. Georgia aims to go undefeated in a season against the SEC East for the second straight year. The 2017 Bulldogs became the first UGA team to go 6-0 versus the East since the league split into divisions in 1992. Georgia faces a Kentucky team ranked #11 and one that is enjoying its finest start to a season at 7-1 since 1976 when that squad went 10-1. Kentucky leads the country in Scoring Defense allowing only 13.0 points per game. The Wildcats have held opponents to 20 points or less.
Georgia is averaging the second-most points in the SEC this year scoring around 38.6 points and is also second in SEC games scoring 35.8 points. Last year, Georgia clinched the SEC East in the first Saturday of November after it beat South Carolina and the Wildcats lost to Ole Miss. Georgia leads the overall series against Kentucky 57-12-2, including eight straight wins over the Wildcats.
Interesting Tidbits about the 2018 Georgia team
— Georgia’s on pace to set a record for scoring average in a season. The Bulldogs have scored 40+ points in five of their eight games. The average took a hit when the Bulldogs managed to only score 16 points in the loss to LSU. Georgia is averaging 38.6 points per game which is second in the SEC behind Alabama. The 2012 team owns the school record at 37.6 points a game.
–Jake Fromm is hovering around the school record for Completion Percentage. Georgia’s school record is 67.9 completion rate by Hutson Mason in 2014. The SEC record is 72. 3 percent held by Tim Couch from Kentucky. Fromm ranks No. 2 in the SEC at 67.4 percent. He is 19-3 as the starter, including 6-3 versus top-25 schools. Fromm is ranked No.5 in the nation in Passing Efficiency at 174.0.
— All three of Fromm’s touchdowns against the Gators came on third downs covering 12, 16 and 24 yards. Last week also marked the fourth game where he threw for three touchdown passes.
— Georgia has a four-headed monster this year at running back that averages 6.1 yards a carry. Elijah Holyfield leads the way with 65 carries for 488 yards and four touchdowns. He averages 7.5 yards a carry. D’Andre Swift has 71 carries for 362 yards and four scores. He averages 5.1 yards a carry. Brian Herrien has 30 carries for 178 yards and two scores while averaging 5.9 yards a carry. Lastly, James Cook has 30 carries on 165 yards averaging 5.5 yards a carry.
— The Bulldogs ranks second in the SEC in rushing offense at 221.6 yards a game and first in SEC games with 204.7.
— Georgia’s defense is fifth in the SEC in Scoring Defense allowing 16.4 points a game.
— The Bulldogs returned 51 lettermen from their 2017 squad, including 13 starters. However, Georgia’s is still the SEC’s youngest team and the nation’s 15th youngest team with 68.2 percent being either freshmen or sophomores. There are 58 freshmen (38 True Freshmen/20 RS) and 30 Sophomores.
— Rodrigo Blankenship is on his way to putting his name in the Georgia record books. He’s 36-of-36 in PATs and has made 13-of-15 field goals. Blankenship is second the nation with 53 touchbacks on 59 kickoffs. He has 141 career touchbacks and is on pace to beat Kevin Buttler’s 169 touchbacks. Blankenship has made 125 consecutive PATs and officially is at the top of Georgia’s rankings in most consecutively made PATs. Last season he broke Kevin Butler’s single-season touchback record with 67 touchbacks, shattering Butler’s 51. He already has 53 this season and seems like he will match or surpass his number from last season.
*Special thanks to Georgia sports communication for the game information*
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