Dawgs win SEC East: Three keys revisited

Josh Kendall reviews his three keys to the Georgia-Kentucky game.

Don't blow it

They didn't, although it looked like it was possible in the first quarter. Inexplicably, the Bulldogs were sluggish from the start and trailed 3-0 after the first quarter. Once they got going, though, they rolled, and the outcome was never in doubt.

Get healthy

The only new injuries are to Tyson Browning, who had provided a spark in the kick return game but won't be missed anywhere else, and freshman tight end Tripp Chandler, who only was playing against Kentucky because the game was out of hand.

Sharpen the no-huddle offense

Georgia could have been better offensively. True, it had 45 points, which is very good. But the Bulldogs only gained 395 yards, which is pretty underwhelming against a defense that entered the game ranked last in just about every SEC defensive category.

Notable: Georgia has extended the deadline for GEEF members to order bowl tickets until Dec. 3. Once a bowl announcement has been made on Dec. 4, tickets will go on sale to the general public and GEEF contributors will lose their priority placement. .... Sophomore safety Kelin Johnson played well in relief of the injured Tra Battle, Richt said. "I did watch game tape and he did well from what I could see," Coach Mark Richt said.

Quotable: "What can you say? They did a beautiful job." -- Mark Richt on Georgia Tech's upset of Miami

Injuries: Safety Tra Battle (concussion) and defensive end Charles Johnson (shoulder) are expected to return for Saturday's game. Linebacker Tony Taylor (knee), running back Tyson Browning (leg) and tight end Tripp Chandler (ankle) will not play. Taylor could be back for the team's bowl game. Browning is definitely out for the remainder of the season, and Chandler could be as well.

Next: Georgia vs. Georgia Tech, Saturday, Atlanta, 8 p.m., ABC


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