The No. 10 Georgia football (5-1, 2-1) team will take on the Kentucky Wildcats (3-3,1-2) on ESPN at 6 p.m. ET.
The Bulldogs enter the game coming off a stunning 20-17 defeat against South Carolina. It was Georgia’s first home loss since 2016 and the first loss to an SEC East opponent since 2016 as well.
Kentucky is coming off a 24-20 win over Arkansas. When these two teams met last year, the Bulldogs came away with a 34-17 win in Lexington, Ky. D’Andre Swift ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns.
Rain is expected in the forecast for Saturday, with showers expected throughout the day in Athens. There is a 70 percent chance of rain at kickoff.
Georgia football-Kentucky: TV channel
The Georgia football game against Kentucky will be broadcast on ESPN. Jason Benetti, Rod Gilmore and Quint Kessenich will be calling the game.
Georgia football-Kentucky: Game time
The Georgia football game against Kentucky is set for a 6:00 p.m. ET kickoff.
Georgia football-Kentucky: How to watch online
The Georgia football-Kentucky game can be streamed online on WatchESPN if you have a subscription. Click here for more details.
Georgia football-Kentucky odds:
Georgia football is a 25.5-point favorite over Kentucky. The over/under for the game is 45.5 points. Georgia is 3-3 against the spread this season.
Georgia football-Kentucky: How to listen to the game on the radio
Georgia fans can listen to the Georgia football-Kentucky game on 95.5FM WSB or AM750 WSB.
What Georgia football coach Kirby Smart said about Kentucky
Kirby Smart on facing Kentucky: I thought they did a really good job the other night in their game. A lot of our guys have reached out to me and looking forward to getting together and make sure we have the right kind of practice moving forward. We have really good leadership on the team, and I know they’re prepared for that. And there’s no time sitting back feeling sorry for yourself because you’ve got good teams each and every week. This is a solid football team that was playing for the [SEC] East last year. They’ve had some injuries that have affected them and they’ve done a tremendous job of running the ball, finding ways to move the ball with different people doing it, and they’ve got a big front on defense. They had the same thing last year and they’ve got a lot of guys back. I know our guys will be looking forward to it, as I am, and with that we’ll open it up for questions.”
Kirby Smart on Kentucky’s Lynn Bowden: “He reminds me of Hines. Hines Ward, anytime he got the ball back there at quarterback, what happens is you play conventional coverage and you forget the guy back there is always open. Probably the most dangerous place he has as a football player is when he has the ball in space, at punt return, at kick return, a screen and every play at quarterback is that. He’s sitting there with seven lanes in front of him that he can take off and run. Some of his most explosive plays the other night were on third downs that were dropped back passes. It makes you play the game so different – it’s unusual and in college football you’re not used to playing that kind of game. So, it makes you call the game differently.”
Kirby Smart on getting movement against Kentucky’s front: “I would say consistency. Again, I mean, when you have a rush efficiency goal to be a high level and you make it, yet you don’t make your run average, it’s tough because you’re sitting there going… We’re 56 percent efficient. We’ve never lost a game where we’ve been over 50 percent efficient run. For these guys (Kentucky), it’s different. It’s a completely different style. They (South Carolina) were more of a 4-3 style last week. These guys are more of a 3-4 style. Similar to us but they’re playing more over this year than they have in the past. They’ve got really big, physical guys. It’ll be important to get movement but it’ll also be important to allow the backs to cut back, find lanes, to get the ball on the perimeter as well. It’s always important up front that you can establish movement and displacement, is what I like to call it. You can get displacement and that’s big. We had some good displacement last week. We just didn’t do it consistently.”
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