Kentucky celebrates biggest win of the year

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky scored two 4th-period touchdowns, the latter coming under the two-minute mark on Tony Dixon's 3-yard run to propel the Wildcats to a 24-20 comeback victory over Georgia, snapping a nine-game losing streak against the defending Southeastern Conference champs.

 

LEXINGTON, Ky.  - Kentucky scored two 4th-period touchdowns, the latter coming under the two-minute mark on Tony Dixon's 3-yard run to propel the Wildcats to a  24-20 comeback victory over Georgia, snapping a nine-game losing streak against the defending Southeastern Conference champs.

The kicked off a tremendous celebration in which members of the team joined the crowd on the Commonwealth Stadium field to tear down a goal post. Kentucky (5-4, 3-3) is now one win away from bowl eligibility. The Bulldogs fell to (6-4, 3-4).

Tony Dixon was used sparingly until the fourth quarter, where he dominated the Wildcats' final drive. Kentucky won for only the 11th time in 60 meetings between the two teams since 1939. The Wildcats' 24-17 victory in 1996 in Lexington was their last.

The Wildcats drew first blood in the game behind a  Lones Seiber 48-yard field goal. But the Bulldogs took control of the first half after that. Georgia took a 14-3 lead by scoring on its longest and shortest drives of the year only minutes apart.

Andre Woodson would guide the Cats back, however. In the end Woodson completed 23 of 32 passes including  two touchdowns - both to Burton.

Kentucky faced an the opportunity to pull within one in the third quarter, but failed with a fake field goal attempt. The Bulldogs held a 20-17 lead in the fourth quarter when Kentucky started its final drive at the 30 yard line. Three minutes, 11 plays and 70 yards later, the Wildcats would put the punctuation marked on its biggest victory of the year.

 


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