UK @ Georgia | Bulldogs run past Kentucky, 27-3
11/07/2015 04:07 PM
ATHENS, GA — Another week, another disappointing performance from Kentucky Football as the Wildcats (4-5, 2-5 SEC) dropped their fourth consecutive game with a 27-3 defeat at Georgia on Saturday.
It was the Wildcats third straight loss by 24+ points, knocking UK below .500 for the first time this season.
1. The Good
Let’s be honest: Nothing.
2. The Bad
Let’s be honest: Everything.
Georgia outperformed Kentucky in every phase of the game.
The offense managed only 190 yards — it’s worst outing of the season. The defense surrendered 300 yards just on the ground — its worst outing of the season. And special teams was very unspecial yet again, with Ryan Timmons muffing a punt in the first quarter and officials negating an onside kick recovery in the second quarter after ruling a UK player was offsides.
Quarterback Patrick Towles also had another underwhelming performance, finishing 8/24 for 96 yards and two interceptions, with a Georgia defender dropping what should have been a third INT. The junior signal caller has now completed under 50% of his passes in four games this season along with tossing multiple interceptions in four different contests, too.
Redshirt freshman Drew Barker did replace Towles late in the third quarter, making only the second gametime appearance of his collegiate career. He completed just one of two passing attempts for five yards.
3. The Very Ugly
It’s 2014 all over again.
After starting the year 4-1, Kentucky has now dropped four consecutive games by a combined score of 151-67.
What appeared to be a sure bowl season just a few weeks ago has quickly transformed into a scratch and crawl to the finish line. The Wildcats must win two of their there remaining games to become postseason eligible, and in case you haven’t noticed, Vanderbilt and Louisville are both playing very well right now.
Kentucky will try again to right the ship at Vanderbilt next Saturday. The Commodores are 3-4 overall, 1-4 in the SEC, and narrowly lost at No. 11 Florida earlier today, 9-7. Kickoff is set for 4:00 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.