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Georgia vs. Kentucky: Georgia avoids upset, wins 29-24

Georgia's Aaron Murray set a career high in passing yards and broke the UGA record for career touchdown passes in the Bulldogs' 29-24 win over Kentucky.

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Bulldogs' Jordan Jenkins plays well in relief

Freshman Jordan Jenkins was forced to fill in for Jarvis Jones on Saturday, but played well against Kentucky.

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Dawgs exposed in victory against Kentucky

The Georgia Bulldogs may have come away with a win Saturday against Kentucky, but their play caused some concerns for the team going forward.

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Arby Jones, Jarvis Jones in question vs. Florida

The status of Jarvis Jones and Arby Jones is still up in the air as Georgia prepares to face Florida.

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UGA's Grantham: 'We've just got to play better'

Kentucky's young offense managed to hang tough with Georgia on Saturday, and Todd Grantham wasn't thrilled after the game.

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Georgia's Bobo pleased with offense Saturday

Of all the nits to be picked in Georgia's win over Kentucky on Saturday, the offense wasn't one.

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Georgia's special teams struggle Saturday

Georgia's special-teams play didn't cost the team Saturday, but it could have.

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Richt glad to win on road Saturday

Unimpressive it was at times, Georgia still managed a road SEC win Saturday, and head coach Mark Richt was happy for it.

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Two Georgia receivers set career highs Saturday

Georgia receivers Tavarres King and Malcolm Mitchell both set career highs Saturday, and the Bulldogs needed it.

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QB Murray knows what it will take to beat Gators

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray knows what kind of effort it will take to beat Florida.

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Bulldogs escape with win despite sloppy play

The Georgia Bulldogs escaped Kentucky's upset bid on Saturday with a 29-24 win, but even the victory might be a cause for concern.

T. Kyle King of Dawg Sports was perplexed by Georgia's performance:

A funny thing happened on the way to a blowout, though. The ‘Dawgs committed eight penalties, failed to card so much as a single takeaway, and surrendered 206 rushing yards to what previously had been a Kentucky offense that was much worse than merely pedestrian.

In addition to their mistakes, a Georgia rushing attack averaging 205.1 yards a game this season managed just 70 yards on 19 carries between Todd Gurley and Ken Malcome, forcing quarterback Aaron Murray to throw 38 times.

Murray came through for the Bulldogs, completing 30-of-38 passes for 427 yards and four touchdowns. That line includes back-to-back scores in the second half that turned a one-point Georgia deficit into a 12-point lead, 29-17, with 7:51 remaining in the fourth quarter.

With the win, Georgia improved to 6-1 on the season and will play No. 2 Florida this Saturday.

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Kentucky won't go away, Georgia leads 22-17

The Georgia Bulldogs were a bit sluggish coming out of halftime but shook of the cobwebs to take a 22-17 lead over the Kentucky Wildcats going into the fourth quarter.

After holding the Bulldogs to a quick 3-and-out to open the half, the Wildcats drove to field goal range to retake the lead 17-16. The Wildcats continued to use two different quarterbacks with both Morgan Newton and Jalen Whitlow.

The Wildcats then once again held the Bulldogs to three quick downs. The Bulldogs went for the short fourth down and were able to gain 33 yards on a run, but it was called back on after the Bulldogs were dinged for illegal motion on the line. They punted it away for the second straight drive of the half.

Quarterback Aaron Murray then took the offense completely over and was responsible for virtually all the yardage on the Bulldogs' third drive of the third quarter. He ended it by finding Chris Conley on a 22-yard touchdown reception. The Bulldogs went for the two-point conversion but failed and led 22-17.

The Kentucky defense has helped the Wildcats stay in the game. While Murray and wide receiver Tavarres King have had their way, the Bulldogs have only been able to muster 52 yards on the ground. The Bulldogs entered the game 19th in the nation at rushing, averaging 226.5 yards per game.

Murray has thrown for over 300 yards and three touchdowns. King has nine receptions for 188 yards and two touchdowns.

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Bulldogs lead Wildcats at half, 16-14

Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray completed a 1-yard touchdown pass to Tavarres King to surpass David Greene's school record of 73 career touchdown passes as the Bulldogs lead the Kentucky Wildcats, 16-14, at halftime.

Murray's record-making toss almost brought the Bulldogs into a tie with the Wildcats, but Georgia missed the extra point to leave the score at 14-13, until a last-second field goal gave Georgia the lead.

The Wildcats opened the second quarter with a quick response to the Bulldogs' first-quarter touchdown. Wide receiver DeMarco Robinson connected with quarterback Jalen Whitlow on a 33-yard trick pass to bring the Wildcats into the red zone. Morgan Newton then ran it in 2 yards to give the Wildcats a 14-7 lead.

The Bulldogs responded with another touchdown. Murray connected with King on a 45-yard completion to set up the record-tying touchdown. King leads all receivers with 147 yards and two touchdowns on six receptions. Murray is 15-for-19 with 243 yards and two touchdowns.

Murray almost broke the Georgia touchdown record with a minute left in the half, when wide receiver Marlon Brown was open in the backfield but Brown dropped the pass. The Bulldogs continued to drive down the field as the clock was ticking and were on the beneficial side of very close spot to give the Bulldogs a crucial first down.

However, the Wildcats' defense held strong and the Bulldogs had to settle for a field goal. The field goal bounced off the upright, but did so in the right direction.

The Wildcats have been easily rushing the ball against the Bulldogs' defense. Kentucky has 24 carries for 137 yards at half, already well over the 106.9 yards per game the Wildcats average on the ground.

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Georgia DE Abry Jones hurts ankle, done for day

Georgia Bulldogs defensive end Abry Jones limped off the field of Saturday's game against the Kentucky Wildcats with an left ankle injury and will not return, according to Seth Emerson of The Macon Telegraph.

Jones has been icing his ankle on the sideline since leaving the game while standing on crutches. This injury is likely an aggravation of his previous ankle ailment that has been nagging him since the Vanderbilt game in late September.

The Bulldogs are already without star pass-rusher Jarvis Jones, as the linebacker was ruled out earlier due to an ankle injury of his own. With Georgia's defenders dropping like flies, Kentucky has already been able to go on two touchdown drives after averaging 18.6 points per game entering the contest.

Abry Jones has four quarterback hurries and 17 tackles including one for a loss in the six games he's played in this year. The senior defensive lineman was named one of the team's most improved players by the coaching staff following a strong 2011 campaign.

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Georgia, Kentucky knotted up at seven after first

Kentucky jumped on the Bulldogs quickly but Aaron Murray bounced back on Georgia's second drive with some surgical throws to tie the game, 7-7.

The Wildcats set the tone with a strong opening drive, moving 84 yards in 13 plays for a 4-yard Morgan Newton-to-Aaron Boyd passing touchdown.

Georgia let Todd Gurley handle much of the load on its first possession and the freshman running back busted off runs of 6 yards and 12 yards. But Donte Rumph and Taylor Wyndham tag-teamed Aaron Murray for the sack on third down to force the Bulldogs to punt.

Georgia's defense stood strong on Kentucky's second drive to force a punt but the ball took a friendly roll for the Wildcats to strand the Bulldogs on their own 3-yard line.

Murray came out firing on Georgia's next drive, though, completing passes of 16 yards and 14 yards. And on his third attempt, Murray hooked up with WR Tavarres King for a 66-yard touchdown that was set up by a beautiful pump fake.

Following a solid 34-yard kick return from DeMarcus Sweat, the Wildcats now have the ball on their own 44-yard line at the start of the second quarter.

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Jordan Jenkins to start at LB for Georgia

Jordan Jenkins will start and fill in for injured Jarvis Jones at linebacker for Georgia against Kentucky on Saturday night.

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Georgia's freshman impress

The Georgia Bulldogs have a number of impressive freshman on both offense and defense, including top 10 SEC rushers Todd Gurley and Keith Marshal.

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UGA reportssecondary NCAA violation

The Georgia Bulldogs reported a secondary NCAA violation, their second in just over a month. The violation involved an off-campus meal by the fiancé of a non-coaching staff member that was attended by a recruit.

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Unbalanced SEC East yields no mercy

The balance of power in the SEC East is heavily tilted, but don't expect anyone to feel for the losses.

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True freshman named captain for Saturday's game

For the first time since 2007, a true freshman has been named a captain at Georgia.

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Cornelius Washington playing well for UGA defense

Bulldogs defensive coordinator Todd Grantham likes what he's seen from Washington in 2012.

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John Theus ignores criticism

John Theus isn't letting criticism affect his performance on the field.

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Jordan Jenkins to start Saturday vs. Kentucky?

Jones and Jenkins are in the midst of a friendly sack competition.

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Georgia d-coordinator emphasizing QB pressures

Georgia Bulldogs defensive coordinator Todd Grantham wants his defense to get more pressure on the quarterback going forward this season.

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Richt ready for another close fight with Kentucky

It's never pretty when Georgia has to face division rival Kentucky, and even though the Wildcats are 1-6, Mark Richt is expecting another tough outing.

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Aaron Murray happy to have 'Gurshall'

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray donned a uniquely supportive t-shirt on Tuesday.

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UGA releases injury report

The Georgia Bulldogs look to get back on track this Saturday, when they take on the Kentucky Wildcats in an SEC showdown.

On Wednesday, Georgia released its official injury report for the game, and three Bulldogs missed practice. Running back Ken Malcome and defensive end Dexter Morant missed practice because of an undisclosed illness.

Linebacker Jarvis Jones missed practice, and is dealing with a sprained ankle. Georgia head coach Mark Richt said in his weekly press conference that he isn't ready to rule Jones out for this weekend's game against Kentucky, though:

"We'll see. We're not counting him out yet. He had been running on a treadmill underwater and did extremely well. We figured when we put him on land, he'd hit the ground running literally, but he wasn't ready to practice."

Richt was adamant that they wouldn't hold their best player out to keep him healthy for the Florida game.

Georgia is taking on a much lesser foe this weekend, as the Wildcats bring a 1-6 record into the contest. Kentucky ranks 114th in the nation in points per game, scoring just 18.6 per contest this season.

While Richt says he won't hold Jones out if he's healthy, look to the Bulldogs' coaching staff to err on the side of caution.

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Bulldogs defense needs to 'execute better'

Georgia Bulldogs senior safety Shawn Williams believes that the Bulldogs' defense needs to 'execute better.'

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Jarvis Jones misses Monday's practice

A sprained right ankle has forced Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones to miss another practice.

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Georgia projected to play in the Sugar Bowl

At the midway point of the regular season, the Georgia Bulldogs are projected to play in the Sugar Bowl.

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Georgia No. 11 in first BCS rankings

The Geogia Bulldogs are No. 11 in the initial BCS poll.

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UGA backup QB waiting his turn

Hutson Mason is Aaron Murray's backup and he'd really like to keep it that way this season. It would allow him an opportunity to redshirt and compete for more playing time next season.

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Freshman adjusts to playing special teams

UGA true freshman safety has accepted his special teams role

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UGA happy for a bye week

The Bulldogs are looking forward to getting a break.

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Bacarri Rambo sees swag as key to Georgia defense

The Georgia Bulldogs have a defense that isn't living up to its potential. Issues with communication and personnel are front and center, but Baccarri Rambo sees a simple answer: swag.

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Ray Drew still waiting for opportunity

Star recruit still waiting for his chance to shine with Bulldogs

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