Dawgs devour Cats

Georgia took out its frustration of losing in freakish fashion to Auburn last week by hammering Kentucky 59-17 on Saturday in Athens.

Georgia took out its frustration of losing in freakish fashion to Auburn last week by hammering Kentucky 59-17 on Saturday in Athens.

The Bulldogs (7-4, 5-3 SEC) lost to their oldest rival on a miracle "Hail Mary" pass, but showed no signs of a hangover on Senior Night against the visiting Wildcats.

Georgia rolled up 602 yards in total offense, including 183 yards and four first-half touchdown passes by Aaron Murray. The only sour note for the Bulldogs was losing their record-setting senior quarterback to a possible knee injury at the end of the second quarter.

It made little difference. Georgia backup signal caller Hutson Mason completed 13 of 19 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown off the bench. The Dawgs also got 77 yards rushing from Todd Gurley in the romp.

Kentucky (2-9, 0-7 SEC) managed only 211 yards in total offense and lost three fumbles.

"Rough night," UK head coach Mark Stoops said. "Not very proud of the effort, not very proud of the coaching... but that's a good (Georgia) football team. A heckuva lot better than us."

The Wildcats also lost their starting quarterback, Jalen Whitlow, to a "stinger" injury in the first half after he landed awkwardly on a play in which he fumbled.

Maxwell Smith came off the UK bench to complete 10 of 16 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown, a 30-yard strike to Javess Blue to accont for the Cats' final points late in the fourth quarter.

Kentucky also got a 69-yard touchdown run from backup tailback Dyshawn Mobley and a 24-yard field goal by Joe Mansour.

"We've got to continue to bring Dyshawn along," Stoops said. "He's the type of guy you've got to play with... He's got the right mentality."

The Cats lost for the 15th consecutive time in league play, the longest active streak in the nation among BCS programs. Kentucky has only one more shot to snap the dubious skid this season, next week at home against Tennessee. The Volunteers were the last SEC win for UK, coming in November of 2011.

* Mobley got his first career start with UK and responded with a career-high 92 yards rushing on 10 carries and his first touchdown as a Wildcat.

* Blue led the UK receiver corps with five catches for 93 yards and his third TD of the season.

* Mansour improved to 12 of 13 on field goals this season.

* Freshman cornerback Jaleel Hytchye made his first career start and recorded a career-high seven tackles.

* Sophomore linebacker Khalid Henderson recorded the first interception of his career and only the second by the Wildcat defense this season.

Jeff Drummond has covered University of Kentucky sports for newspapers, magazines and online publications since 1988 and for FOX Sports since 2012. A Richmond, Ky., native, he currently resides in Lexington.

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