Georgia pulls out 29-24 win in unexpected thriller against Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Florida did its part – and then some – by taking down South Carolina. Georgia followed suit against Kentucky, but it didn’t go down like anyone predicted.
The No. 11-ranked Bulldogs (6-1, 4-1 SEC), nearly a four-touchdown favorite, found themselves in a street fight with the 1-7 Wildcats before finally eking out a 29-24 win at Commonwealth Stadium. Georgia needed a roughing-the-kicker penalty and an 11-play, 89-yard scoring drive to finally distance itself from its resilient host.
Aaron Murray’s 10-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Lynch – it was his fourth on a record-setting night — made it 29-17 with 7:51 to play, the first time the Bulldogs had been ahead by more than a touchdown all night. That play gave Georgia the cushion it needed and it was able to get back to Athens with the victory.
In theory, the Bulldogs were supposed to have the easy end of the deal. But it was No. 2-ranked Gators that had the cake-walk game. They thumped No. 7 South Carolina 44-11 in
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