COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Defense shined in loss to No. 1 Georgia

Photo Credit: UK Athletics

Kentucky’s defense held top-ranked Georgia to three first-half field goals but a missed late field goal by the Wildcats took away any chance of a fourth quarter rally.

The Bulldogs added a second half touchdown and went on to beat Kentucky, 16-6, in the SEC East matchup played at frigid Kroger Field on Saturday.

Kentucky dropped to 6-5 overall heading into Saturday’s Governor Cup showdown with intra-state rival Louisville (7-4). Kickoff is set for 3 pm.

Quarterback Will Levis passed for 206 yards, completing 20-of-31 attempts, including an eight-yard scoring strike to Barion Brown in the fourth quarter. Brown hauled in 10 catches for 145 yards.

Running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. had 51 yards on 17 carries.

At Lexington


GA (11-0)….3  6  7  0 – 16

UK (6-5)……0  0  0  6 –   6


First Quarter

GA – Jack Piodlesny, 27-yard field goal, 4:03

Second Quarter

GA – Jack Piodlesny, 25-yard field goal, 3:40

GA – Jack Piodlesny, 37-yard field goal, :00

Third Quarter

GA – Kenny McIntosh, 9-yard run (Jack Piodlesny kick), 6:22

Fourth Quarter

UK – Barion Brown, 8-yard pass from Will Levis (pass failed), 9:52

Next up: Kentucky (6-5) vs. Louisville (7-4), 3 pm, Nov. 26.