Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship kicked the game-winning field goal with no time left Saturday night as the Bulldogs edged host Kentucky 27-24.
"We've got a damn good field goal kicker" – Kirby Smart on Rodrigo Blankenship pic.twitter.com/Y06N4gLJlS
— UGA Football Live (@UGAfootballLive) November 6, 2016
Indeed you do, Kirby
The redshirt freshman set career-highs by going 4-for-4 on field goals and tallying 13 total points, including the game-winner from 25 yards out as time expired.
Four more years!
Dawgs with a late, long drive that ends in a FG for the WIN!!! #Dawgs win 27-24
BLANKENSHIP FOR GOVERNOR!!! pic.twitter.com/YFwmsAvQCa
— Dawgs Football (@UGA365Gameday) November 6, 2016
He is now 9-for-10 on the year and has connected on his last eight in a row. He became the first Bulldog to hit a game-winning field goal since Marshall Morgan against Missouri last year in a 9-6 victory in Athens.
— Jake Ganus (@jakeganus) November 6, 2016
The last Bulldog to do it to end the game was Blair Walsh against Arizona State in 2009, a 37-yarder for a 20-17 win. But Twitter wasn’t much of thing back then.
— Rob Davis (@WhiteBlazeHiker) November 6, 2016
Luckily for Blankenship, it was fired-up Saturday.
— Jermaine King (@JermaineKing) November 6, 2016