Kentucky Week: Kendall's Three Keys

LEXINGTON - Josh Kendall's three keys to Georgia's game with Kentucky.

Win

This is the only regular season game remaining in which the Bulldogs will be favored. There's a significant difference between a 7-5 regular season and a 6-6 regular season.

Hold onto the ball

Georgia has turned the ball over a staggering 10 times in the last two games. By comparison, Alabama and Auburn have turned the ball over nine times all season.

Continue playing hard

There's no question the Bulldogs have remained a cohesive unit despite their struggles. There's no guarantee, though, if the bumps in the road continue. Division among the ranks is the surest way to make sure this year's problems continue into next season.

One to watch

Pick a wide receiver, any wide receiver. It's too late for Georgia's pass catchers to salvage anything other than mediocrity from this season, but it's never too early to start building momentum for next year. The Bulldogs only lose one wide receiver from this year's team, and the group definately needs a bell cow to follow. There are plenty of candidates – A.J. Bryant, Mohamed Massaquoi, Kenneth Harris or Mikey Henderson, just to name a few. This is a great week for one of them to start establishing themselves as a leader.

Forecast

Kentucky is the ideal opponent for the Bulldogs. The Wildcats' offense is no pushover, but it's not as good as the resurgent Georgia defense. The Wildcats' defense is horrible, which should allow the bumbling Bulldog offense to move the ball and score enough points to win. What Georgia has to avoid is letting the speedy Alfonso Smith break a long run or overlooking Kentucky wide receivers Keenan Burton and Dicky Lyons. If the Wildcats make a few big plays, Georgia inevitably begin to doubt itself. A quick start is the key.

Winner: Georgia


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