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Carson Beck, UGA Football Impress In 51-13 Blowout Victory Over Kentucky

October 7, 2023
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ATHENS - Dawg Post has all the news and notes from Georgia’s massive 51-13 blowout victory over Kentucky.

*Extending The Streaks: With tonight’s 51-13 win over No. 20 Kentucky, top-ranked Georgia (6-0, 3-0 SEC) has extended its school record for consecutive victories now to 23. The streak began during the 2021 season (Dec. 31) when the Bulldogs beat #2 Michigan 34-11 in a CFP semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl. This streak ranks tied for the fourth longest in SEC history (UT won 23 straight from 1937-39).

*Georgia now has won 23 consecutive home games which ranks second in school history behind a 24-game home winning streak from 1980-83. The current home streak began with a 21-0 shutout of Kentucky on Oct. 19, 2019.

*The Bulldogs extended their school record for consecutive regular season wins to 33, which leads all of FBS. This streak began during the 2020 season with a 31-24 win over Miss. State. on Nov. 21.

*Georgia now has won 22 regular season SEC games in a row dating to a 31-24 win over Miss. State on Nov. 21, 2020. The school record is 23, set during a stretch from 1980-83. The 22-game streak ranks tied for fourth in SEC history.

*Georgia improves to 6-0 for the fifth time in the Kirby Smart era (now 87-15 overall), joining the 2017, 2018, 2021 and 2022 clubs.

*With the latest victory over UK, Georgia now holds a 63-12-2 edge in the series history including winning the past 14 meetings. It’s the longest streak of success in the series. Tonight was the first time since 2021 when it was a matchup of ranked teams. 

 

*Beck’s Big Night As Offense Tallies 608 Yards: Junior QB Carson Beck was 28-for-35, 389 yards, 4 TDs, all career-highs, in directing the efficient offense. In the first half, he was 21-for-26 for 307 yards and 3 TDs. 

*The Bulldogs racked up a season-high 608 yards of offense on 73 plays, the first 600-yard+ effort since 2020 versus Missouri (615). In the first half, Georgia had 384 yards on 38 plays, scoring on its first six possessions.

*Beck is the first Bulldog QB since 2013 (Aaron Murray) to have three straight games of 300+-passing yards. Beck’s have come against UAB (338), Auburn (313) and Kentucky (307-in 1st half, finished with 389). Murray went for 323 against Clemson, 309 versus South Carolina and 408 against North Texas to start that season.         

*Beck completed his first 13 passes for 158 yards and 2 TDs. The 13 consecutive completions to start a game and that ranks third best in school history. The record is 15 shared by Quincy Carter (1998 vs. LSU) and Eric Zeier (1993 vs Ga. Tech).

 


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*Beck hit senior Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint for a 40-yard TD to cap a seven play, 75-yard drive on the opening possession for a 7-0 lead. It was the second TD catch of the year and fifth of Rosemy-Jacksaint’s career. It was the second opening drive TD for the Bulldogs, also versus UAB. Rosemy-Jacksaint finished the game with four catches for a career-high 99 yards and a score. The second possession resulted in a TD on a seven play, 82-yard drive capped by a 15-yard pass to RaRa Thomas, his 1st at UGA and 13th overall for a 14-0 advantage.

*After his first incompletion, Beck’s next pass was a 38-yarder to Rosemy-Jacksaint. On the drive, Beck notched his 3rd passing TD, a 5-yarder to sophomore TE Oscar Delp for a 21-0 lead with 11:03 left in the half. It capped a 95-yard drive on 12 plays in a season-long 5:58.

*Freshman PK Peyton Woodring made field goals of 32, 36, and a career-long 42-yars plus was 6-for-6 on PATs for a season-high 15 points. The three FGs made was a season-high too.           

 

*Defensive Review: UK was limited to 13 points, finishing with 183 yards of offense on 50 plays. UK was just 2-for-11 on third down conversions.

*The Bulldogs had three sacks. Junior Jamon Dumas-Johnson (1.5 sacks), junior Kamar Lassiter, sophomore Jalon Walker and freshman Raylen Wilson each had half a sack.       

*Leading tacklers: Sophomore Malaki Starks had five stops followed by Lassiter and Dumas-Johnson with four apiece.

In the first half, UK managed just seven points, gaining 127 yards on 30 plays. The Wildcats were 2-for-7 on third down.

 

Rushing Attack Goes For 173: Georgia became the first team to gain 100+ rushing yards against UK this season, tallying 173 yards for a 5.6 yards/rush. Coming in, UK ranked 8th nationally, allowing just 2.54 yards/rush and 9th nationally at 75.8 ypg.

*Senior RB Daijun Edwards had 54 yards on nine carries while senior Kendall Milton had 47 yards on eight carries including a five-yard TD.                       

*Bowers Moving Up In Bulldog Record Book: Junior TE Brock Bowers had 7 catches for 132 yards including a 49-yarder and a 21-yard TD.

He now has 2,369 career receiving yards, which moves him to sixth in school history. Also, he has 24 career TD receptions, which ranks second.

Bowers had his 10th career game of 100+ yards receiving including his third straight.      

           

*Red Zone Report: Georgia went 6-for-6 (4 TDs, 2 FGs) in the Red Zone while UK was just 1-for-1 (TD). 

 

*Points Off Turnovers: Georgia did not force any turnovers; UK got a TD off one INT. Georgia is +1 in turnover margin this season. 

 

*Captains, Coin Toss and For Starters: Senior Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint (WR), juniors Carson Beck (QB) and Smael Mondon (ILB) plus sophomore Mykel Williams (DL) served as the game captains. UK won the toss and elected to defer the ball. Junior center Sedrick Van Pran made his team-leading 36th career start. There were no first-time starters.

 

*Honoring #77 Devin Willock: Redshirt sophomore Micah Morris (LG), normally #56, wore #77 tonight in honor of his late teammate Devin Willock. A different Bulldog offensive lineman will be wearing #77 each game this season.

 

*Up Next: Top-ranked Georgia (6-0, 3-0 SEC) visits Vanderbilt (2-5, 0-3 SEC) Oct. 14 at Noon ET (CBS). Earlier today, Florida beat VU 38-14.

 
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