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    Georgia Wins Close Battle Against Kentucky

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    By: Scott Crumbly
    Twitter: @ScottCrumbly
    SEC Digital Network

    Lexington, Ky. – The Georgia Bulldogs hit the road on Saturday to face off with the Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington and the Dawgs left Commonwealth Stadium with a hard-earned 29-24 win. UGA registered over 500 yards of offense on the evening, 427 of which came from the arm of quarterback Aaron Murray through the air.

    Murray completed 78 percent of his passes on the day and tossed four touchdowns for the Bulldogs (6-1, 4-1 SEC), and he averaged over 11 yards per completion overall. Despite 503 yards of total offense, UGA did not experience the same success in the running game as they did through the air. Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall combined for 70 yards on 18 carries and the Dawgs only gained 77 yards on the ground as a team. Tavarres King had a big game at receiver, hauling in nine passes for 188 yards and two scores.

    Jonathan George outrushed the Bulldogs on his own for UK (1-7, 0-5), ending the night with 87 yards on only 12 carries. Raymond Sanders and Morgan Newton recorded rushing touchdowns for the Wildcats, who scored all of their touchdowns on the ground.

    Georgia will face off with rival Florida next week in Jacksonville, and Kentucky will travel to Missouri to face off with the Tigers.

    Statistical Leaders

    Kentucky


    Passing – Jalen Whitlow, 9-for-13, 86 yards
    Rushing – Jonathan George, 12 car, 87 yards
    Receiving – La’Rod King, 4 rec, 45 yards

    Georgia

    Passing – Aaron Murray, 30-for-38, 427 yards, 4 TD
    Rushing – Todd Gurley, 12 car, 47 yards
    Receiving – Tavarres King, 9 rec, 188 yards, 2 TD

    Quick Notes
    •    UGA now leads the all-time series against Kentucky by a tally of 52-12-2.
    •    Kentucky is 47-20 in homecoming games following their loss on Saturday to Georgia.