Georgia vs. Kentucky 2012: Dawgs exposed in victory

Andy Lyons

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

Georgia just barely escaped in its win Saturday against Kentucky, which poses some real concerns about how ready this team is to win an SEC title. The Bulldogs are still very much in the hunt after South Carolina lost to Florida over the weekend, but what they showed against Kentucky wasn't exactly championship football, especially considering Kentucky's lack of conference wins and just one victory on the entire season.

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray was close to brilliant against the Wildcats' pass defense, going 30-of-38 for 427 yards in the air. The Dawgs needed every bit of it, as they only won by five points and the UGA running game was neutralized for the most part.

Team Speed Kills had this analysis on UGA:

In defeating Kentucky narrowly, Georgia raised grave concerns about whether it actually could take care of Florida in Jacksonville. The Dawgs didn't just survive a tough game, they got gashed by the Wildcats' rushing attack, which generated 206 yards on 43 carries. Coming into Saturday's action, Kentucky ranked dead last in rushing offense in the SEC; Florida was second. And Georgia and its famed "Gurshall" running game continued to sputter, gaining just 77 yards on 32 carries.

Georgia has Florida next, and can expect a long night if the same team that showed up against the Wildcats is the one that shows up against the Gators, the No. 2 squad in the nation.

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