Kentucky: News and Notes

The Cats look to get their first win in Athens since 1977.

Long time coming

It has been over 20 years since Kentucky last beat Georgia in Athens. The Wildcats have lost and amazing 11 games in a row. The last time that Kentucky beat Georgia away from home was in 1977. The Cats held Georgia scoreless in route to a 33-0 win.

Georgia leads the series in Athens by a margin of 21-3-2. Georgia also leads the overall series 42-10-2. This game is also being broadcast on television. Kentucky has struggled against the Dawgs on the tube, compiling a 1-9 record against Georgia on TV.

The fans decide

As a result of two different styles of jerseys, pants, and helmets, Kentucky could take the field in eight possible combinations. Against Ole Miss, the Cats appeared in a very Memphis-like all blue outfit. This combination of blue pants, blue jerseys, and a blue helmet is the second most popular combination according to Wildcat fans.

However, Kentucky will not being wearing that combination this weekend because they are the road team. Because Georgia wears the traditional dark jersey at home (red) Kentucky will have to wear white jerseys. While the Cats are flexible in terms of combinations for uniforms, expect the Cats to arrive and play in white jerseys, blue pants and blue helmets.

No more high flying circus

Kentucky has been known in the past few seasons for their highflying style on offense. Tim Couch and Jared Lorenzen led the Cats by throwing in what seemed like every possible situation. But now, Kentucky is no longer the offensive juggernaut that it was.

Kentucky is struggling to score. At only 18.33 points per game, Kentucky is ranked 10th in the SEC and 94th in the country in scoring offense. Once a national and conference leader in passing offense, now the Cats are averaging under 200 yards per contest and are ranked 71st in the country in passing offense.

Defense is even worse

Kentucky is going to have a hard time stopping Georgia from scoring this year. The Cats seem to be even worse this season on the defensive side than last season. UK is ranked 12th is in three of four of the major defensive categories in the SEC. The Cats have allowed an absurd amount of points on defense. Kentucky allows 35.5 points per game, worst in the conference and 106th in the nation.

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