Improved Kentucky defense ready for Georgia's rushing attack

11/03/2016 08:00 PM

Kentucky’s defense was awful the first five games of the season, allowing 468 yards and 35 points per game on their way to a 2-3 record.

The last three games, Kentucky’s defense has been much more physical, limiting opponents to 343 yards and 24.6 points per game while winning all three games.

They are preparing to face a Georgia offense that has really struggled to find an identity. The Bulldogs rank 100th in the country in total offense, averaging 373 yards and 23.3 points per game. The biggest disappointment has been their inconsistent rushing attack. Juniors Nick Chubb and Sony Michel were expected to be one of the best running back duos in the country this season. They have struggled to find their rhythm all season, and that continued against Florida last weekend, when the Bulldogs rushed for only 21 yards and 19 carries. Despite the struggles, this is still a group that could break out this weekend.

KSTV discusses how Kentucky should prepare for Georgia’s offense.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.


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