UK football hopes to end skid against dismembered Bulldogs



By Kelsey Mattingly

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UK football will look to end their three game losing streak this Saturday when they travel to Athens and take on the Georgia Bulldogs.

After starting the season strong with a 4-2 record, the Cats have hit a snag and seen some questionable play calling and lack of hustle from both the offense and defense.

After Kentucky’s 52-21 loss to Tennessee in Commonwealth on Halloween, things look discouraging for the boys in blue. But with Mark Stoops as “ticked off” as he claimed in his press conference following the Volunteers’ whipping of the Cats, maybe some adjustments will be made.

In the history of UK vs. Georgia football, the odds are not in the Cats’ favor, having secured only 12 wins compared to the Bulldogs’ 54 over the course of 75 years. Georgia currently has a five-game winning streak against the Cats and is hungry to extend it after coming off of a 27-3 loss to Florida over the holiday weekend.

Both UK and Georgia are in a rough spot and have adjustments to make, specifically on offense. The Bulldogs are looking to execute their plays to perfection and close the gap on yardage.UK, likewise, will need to make some heavy adjustments on the offensive end after its pass game has been any thing but consistent.

“The only way to make this feeling go away is to go get a victory and go prepare the right way and go in with a tough mentality and go get a win,” Stoops said in his post-game interview following the UT loss.

With Georgia’s star running back, Nick Chubb, out with an injury and no certain starting quarterback for the Bulldogs there is some hope yet for UK to get more stops. Georgia has been struggling greatly on the offensive side of the ball as the Bulldogs haven’t scored a touchdown in the team’s last two outings.

It won’t be an easy battle but one that, with better preparation and hustle from UK, can be a fifth win that might put the Cats back in the running for a bowl game.