Beating Kentucky this year should be a prerequisite for winning the SEC East, and it will indeed be for Georgia, but it's not been that easy for the Bulldogs. With less than five minutes left in the first quarter, the score is tied, 6-3.
It started out promising for the Wildcats, who have been dreadful on offense this year. Maxwell Smith hit CoShik Williams on a screen pass that went for 16 yards and a first down. Three plays later, Smith hit Roark on a 46-yard pass that gave Kentucky the ball on the Georgia 15. But Kentucky then quickly remembered who they were; a two-yard rush and two short passes led to fourth down.
Kentucky then apparently attempted to call a trick play when the holder got up, ran wide -- and the kicker inexplicably waited to snap the ball, giving Georgia plenty of time to figure out what was going on and prepare to counter the fake. Kentucky wisely decided to kick the field goal.
But the bizarre series of special-teams decisions for the Wildcats was not over. Kentucky decided to try a squib kick or an on-side kick or something -- it wasn't entirely clear -- and set up Georgia with the ball on the Kentucky 44. The Bulldogs also couldn't punch it in and decided to opt for the field goal without any trickery. Georgia has since missed a field goal and kicked another.
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