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Georgia Bulldogs Use Smash-Mouth Football to Beat Kentucky On The Road

November 19, 2022

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LEXINGTON - Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs complete another SEC schedule undefeated and are just one win away from clinching a spot in the Colleege Football Playoffs for the second consecutive season.

Here are some news and notes from Georgia’s tough 16-6 win over Kentucky in Lexington....

Bulldogs Complete Another Perfect SEC Regular Season: Top-ranked Georgia moves its record to 11-0 (8-0 SEC) with a 16-6 road victory over UK to post a perfect league mark for the second year in a row under Kirby Smart. They have gone 6-0 versus the East for the fourth time since 2017.

*Georgia is just the 3rd SEC team since 1992 to post back-to-back 8-0 league marks, joining Alabama (2008-09) and UF (1995-96).

*Georgia has tallied at least 11 wins for the fifth time in the Smart era and 14th time overall in school history. 

*The 2022 senior class has matched the school record for wins now with a 45-5 mark. The 2021 class posted a 45-8 mark.

*Georgia’s average margin of victory in its SEC games was 25.5. For the 2021 club, it was 31.9 points.

*The Bulldogs now have won 26 straight regular season games including their last 19 SEC games in that span. 

*Georgia has won 13 straight over UK and now leads the series 62-12-2. Smart is 7-0 against UK and 77-15 overall. 

*Georgia is 11-0 for the second straight year, Before the 2021 season, the last time Georgia was 11-0 was 1982.

*With today’s win, Georgia improves to 7-2 all-time as the No. 1 ranked CFP team including 2-0 in 2022.

* Exclusive Event: UGA DB Kelee Ringo Autograph Signing *

Ticket-holders to this exclusive event receive a photo with Ringo; Ringo's signature (which may include one personal inscription per item) on any (3) items; (1) copy of Dawgstruction.

        Sunday, November 20, 2022 || Red Zone in Athens

Defense Comes Up Big Again: Georgia came in ranked 2nd nationally in scoring defense, allowing just 11.6 points a game while UK came in scoring 23.3 ppg. UK finished the first half with no points with 119 yards of total offense on 21 plays, holding the ball for 17:47. The Wildcats finished with 295 yards of offense on 56 plays. UK did have a 99-yard TD drive in nine plays in the 4th quarter.

*Georgia has posted 24 scoreless quarters this season and this was its fifth first-half shutout on the year. 

*Georgia led 3-0 after the 1st quarter as the Bulldogs have not allowed a TD in the opening quarter this year (just three field goals).  

*On UK’s opening posession, the Wildcats drove 64 yards in 11 plays and went for it at the UGA 31 on a 4th-and-1 and were stopped.

*RS-sophomore Kelee Ringo notched an INT at the UGA 2 on UK’s 2nd possession and returned it 45 yards. It was his 2nd this year and eighth by Georgia this season.

*The leading tackler was sophomore Smael Mondon who tallied 11 while sophomore Jamon Dumas-Johnson and freshman Malaki Starks were next with eight apiece.


Limited Possessions For Offense: Georgia came in averaging 40.6 points per game and 509.6 yards of offense. The Bulldogs had just three possessions in the first half, running 31 plays and settling for three field goals with 161 yards of offense. They finished the contest with 16 points on nine drives with 363 yards of offense on 65 plays.

*Senior Kenny McIntosh posted a career-high 143 yards on a career-high 19 carries and one TD plus had two catches for 19 yards.

*To start the 4th quarter, Georgia had a 4th-and-1 from the UK1 and was stopped. The Bulldogs are 9-for-11 on 4th down this year. 

*On its opening drive, Georgia managed a 27-yard field goal after going 58 yards on 13 plays in 5:07 for a 3-0 lead.

*Georgia’s lone TD drive came in the 3rd quarter, going 58 yards on eight plays in 3:50, and after the PAT it was 16-0.

*Senior QB Stetson Bennett finished 13-for-19 for 116 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT. In the first half, he was 10-for-15 for 74 yards. 


Red Zone Review: Georgia went 4-for-5 in the Red Zone with one TD, three field goals and turned it over on downs. Georgia is now 59-for-61 in the Red Zone including 40 TDs, 19 FGs, one missed field goal and once turning it over on downs,. .

*UK went 1-for-3 in Red Zone (INT by Kelee Ringo plus a TD and a Missed FG). Coming in today, Georgia ranked 3rd nationally in Red Zone Defense and now have limited opponents to scoring just 63% (15-of-24) of the time.


Special Teams Summary: Senior PK Jack Podlesny tallied 10 points, going 3-for-3 in FG (24, 27 and 37-yarders) with one PAT. Podlesny improved to 20-for-22 in field goals this year and 55-for-65 in his career. This year, he has a team-high 110 points.

*Freshman P Brett Thorson had his first punt with 6:55 left in the 4th quarter, and it went 48 yards, going out of bounds at the UK 10. He finished with two for a 50.5 average. 


Points Off Turnovers: Georgia is minus two in Turnover Margin on the year. Today Kelee Ringo had a first half interception while Stetson Bennett threw an INT in the 3rd quarter. UK’s turnover led to a field goal. Georgia has scored 44 points off 12 turnovers. UK turned the UGA miscue into no points, going minus six yards in three plays. Opponents have 36 points off 14 turnovers.


Captains & Coin Toss: Junior Jalen Carter (DL), senior Kearis Jackson (WR), junior Nazir Stackhouse (DL) and redshirt sophomore Sedrick Van Pran (C) were the captains. UGA won the toss and elected to defer the ball untl the second half.


Up Next: Georgia (11-0, 8-0 SEC) plays host to Ga. Tech on Nov. 26 at Noon (ESPN). Tech (4-6) is playing at No. 13 UNC (9-1) tonight.

         The Georgia Bulldogs WIN the 2021 NATIONAL TITLE!

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