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.