Kentucky Week: Monday News and Notes

ATHENS - News and notes from Georgia's practices.

STILL IN THERE: Wide receivers coach John Eason considered removing Sean Bailey from the starting lineup but decided against it, he said. Bailey, a junior, dropped two more passes against Auburn. He has caught 10 passes for 237 yards this year.

"Yeah, you could say you're going to bench him, but that doesn't help us," Eason said. "Sean can be a great football player. We want him to know we've still got confidence in him. Before the season is over, we're going to need him to make some plays for us."

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Georgia didn't have an SEC player of the week from this weekend's game, but its next opponent did. Kentucky sophomore Rafael Little had an astounding 372 all-purpose yards, the third-highest single-game total in conference history, in the Wildcats' 48-43 win over Vanderbilt.

Little rushed for 198 yards on 28 carries, returned two punts for 88 yards and caught fives passes for 86 yards.

"Oh my goodness, Rafael Little," Richt said. "That little guy, he's really special. I didn't realize how good he's doing as a running back. He just runs it beautifully. He's got great speed. He's making people miss in space. He's a dangerous guy."

Little, 5-11, 195 pounds, leads the nation in all-purpose yards with 193.9 per game. He's second in the SEC in rushing (108.1 yards per game) and first in punt return average (17.8).

Three straight running backs have surpassed 100 yards rushing against the Bulldogs' defense.


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