Seniors Take In Difficult Loss

ATHENS – For Georgia's 23 seniors, losing to Kentucky in their last game in Sanford Stadium was not the plan.

Not before the game, and especially not at halftime, after the Bulldogs spent the opening half dominating both sides of the ball.

But four Georgia turnovers and 28 Kentucky points changed the way those senior will remember their last game forever.

"Ah, man. It's a terrible feeling," said Georgia senior linebacker Marcus Washington. "Just like you've had your insides taken out of you or your heart snatched out of you. It's my last ballgame here in Sanford Stadium and it didn't end the way it's supposed to end."

Georgia players talked about sending the seniors out on a good note all week in preparation of the Wildcats.

For one half, all seemed right.

Senior quarterback Joe Cox threw three touchdowns.

The Bulldogs' defense gave up only 60 yards.

Georgia had the ball to start the second half, well on it's way to celebrating deep into the night.

And then, after a fumbled kickoff to start the third quarter, everything changed.

"We just had too many miscues out there," Washington said. "We just had too many turnovers, mistakes and penalties that came at the wrong time."

Cox threw two fourth quarter interceptions and was a component of a botched pitch on the 1-yard-line, ending the Bulldogs' best chance to stay in the game.

Cox, like every senior, took the loss hard.

"It's tough, when things change that quickly," said Cox. "When it seems like you've got everything in hand, it's a tough way to finish up."


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