Unlike many lopsided losing streaks against traditional SEC East powers, Kentucky has done pretty well against Georgia since Mark Richt became the coach in 2000. Rich Brooks’ first goalpost game was after beating the Bulldogs. Excluding the last two years, the games have usually been pretty close. However, it’s been six years since the Cats got a W.
Led by Randall Cobb (who was officially listed as a WR/QB/TB/KR/PR by UK), the Cats trailed 27-13 with seven minutes to go in the 3rd quarter before scoring 21 unanswered. Derrick Locke ran for 80 yards, but was more lethal as a receiver. His only two catches were touchdowns, with one screen pass going 60 yards for the score.
Morgan Newton was exceptional at quarterback, but the real game changer was Shane McCord. With the game tied at 27, the defensive lineman picked off a pass to setup the winning score. The Cats clinched the upset when Danny Trevathan recovered a fumble on a goal line stand with less than three minutes on the clock. If Kentucky wins today they’ll have to do what the 2009 team did – force turnovers.
Watch highlights from the game and feel the blood pulse through your veins.