Kentucky Week: Hale's Three Keys

LEXINGTON - David Hale's three keys to Georgia's game with Kentucky.

Start fast The 12:30 kickoff, and it's certainly possible Georgia still has a bit of a hangover from last week's loss to Florida. If the Bulldogs come out flat, Kentucky could take advantage. The Wildcats have a history of playing Georgia close at home, even beating the Bulldogs two years ago in Lexington. Georgia needs to come out angry and make a statement that they are a better team than they appeared last week.

Avoid turnovers Matthew Stafford threw three interceptions last week and has seven in his past four games. Kentucky's secondary is an aggressive one, leading to a plus-six turnover ratio this season, a necessity for a Wildcats' offense that has struggled to move the football. Georgia's defense should be able to limit Kentucky as long as the offense doesn't give the ball away.

Hit the deep ball The Wildcats love to play man coverage and cheat a safety into the box to stop the run. Kentucky's focus will be on keeping Knowshon Moreno in check, but if Stafford can connect with A.J. Green, Mohamed Massaquoi and company on a few long passes, Moreno could find running lanes a bit easier to find as the Wildcats are forced to adjust to Georgia's big-play potential.


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