It looked like the potential upset of the seemingly Atlanta-bound Georgia Bulldogs by Kentucky would include a halftime lead when the Wildcats shut down Georgia in the red zone with less than two minutes left in the second quarter and forced a field goal that just drew Georgia within a point, 10-9.
But nothing is over when Kentucky is playing special-teams this week. Ashely Lowery dropped the kickoff return as he was going to the ground, giving Georgia the ball at the Wildcats 30. Georgia managed just eight yards -- and survived an interception on a free play that was canceled by an off-sides call -- and had only a field goal to show for the gift.
It still gave the Dawgs a 12-10 lead at the half, despite a last-gasp Kentucky drive that crossed midfield before Maxwell Smith threw an interception trying to set up a field goal. It hasn't exactly been pretty -- Georgia has been outgained by the Wildcats by a 152-114 margin -- and Kentucky still has a half to pull off the upset. But things look a little more comfortable for the Bulldogs as they go into halftime, needing only to hold on to win the SEC East.
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