Georgia receivers Tavarres King and Malcolm Mitchell both set career highs Saturday, and the Bulldogs needed it.
The lifeblood of Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray's career game against the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday was his connection with wide receivers Tavarres King and Malcolm Mitchell. King finished with nine receptions for 188 yards and two touchdowns, and Mitchell had nine catches for 103 yards.
The Bulldogs won, 29-24, a game in which Murray threw for a career-high 427 yards.
King's yards piled up quickly. He caught a 66-yard touchdown in the first quarter, and he had six catches for 147 yards and both of his touchdowns before halftime.
Mitchell's 103 yards came a bit less explosively than King's. So much so that he didn't even realize he got to 100 yards, according to Jonathan Branch at DogBytesOnline.com:
"Did I really (get 100 yards)?" Mitchell said. "I caught so many quick passes that I didn't even realize that. That's pretty cool."
He added, "they gave up the inside a lot, so we just tried to take advantage of it. It is fun, but we have to get the run game in. You don't want to just keep passing the ball."
The nine receptions set a career high for both King and Mitchell.
The Bulldogs, who moved up one spot to No. 12 in Sunday's new Associated Press Top 25, play the No. 3 Florida Gators on Saturday.