LEXINGTON, Ky. — Fans wondering how Georgia feels about today’s SEC East Division showdown with Kentucky need look no further than Isaac Nauta’s interview in Athens earlier this week.
The Bulldogs’ star tight end is making his second trip to Kroger Field, having played there as a freshman, and he’s appeared in plenty of big games since signing on as a 5-star at his position three years ago.
The stadium is gonna be jumping, it’s gonna be loud and they are gonna have all their fans there,” Nauta said. “They are gonna be pumped up and ready to go.
“Obviously it’s huge, we’re playing for a chance to go to Atlanta. I’d say That’s all the motivation we need for this weekend.”
The No. 9-ranked Wildcats (7-1, 5-1 SEC) have already clinched their first winning league mark in 41 years, and with a win over No. 6 Georgia (7-1, 5-1) they would make their first-ever appearance in the SEC Championship Game.
Nauta said he’s not surprised to see Kentucky in this position.
“They’ve gotten better every year we’ve played them, (and) Lexington was a tough place to play my freshman year, we won that one by a field goal,” Nauta said. “Just by looking at the way they run the ball and watching them on tape, they are a physical team.
“I can tell you how much better they have gotten over the last three years. This year it’s not a surprise to me at all.”
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