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Georgia Vs. Kentucky Score: Bulldogs holding off Wildcats 22-17 through third quarter

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.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.