1. Will Jarvis Jones play? The Bulldogs’ All-American outside linebacker hasn’t practiced since spraining his right ankle in the course of the Oct. 6 loss at South Carolina. Jones is also playing with a groin injury and a sore left knee. It might be prudent to rest him against the 1-6 Wildcats and have him at closer to full speed for the Oct. 27 matchup with the No. 3-ranked Florida Gators. Besides, the Bulldogs are very pleased with the play of Jones’ freshman backup, Jordan Jenkins.
2. Can Bulldogs focus on Kentucky? Concentration could be an issue for Georgia with Florida and South Carolina playing in a game that could ultimately determine whether the Bulldogs have a shot at winning the Eastern Division. The Gators and Gamecocks kick off approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes before the Bulldogs, meaning the outcome should be known about the time Georgia runs onto the field for the last time at Commonwealth Stadium. The Dogs must be careful their minds are in the right place.
3. Can Georgia reestablish footing on defense? More than anything else, the Bulldogs fielded questions about their suddenly porous defense during the off week. Georgia’s chief issue has been giving up big plays. It has allowed 14 of 30 yards or more, way too many for any defense but especially for one that returned nine starters after finishing fifth in the nation the previous year. Kentucky is ranked 13th or 14th in almost every offensive category and will be starting a true freshman at quarterback due to injuries to three others. So anything other than total domination will be disappointing for the Bulldogs.
A win for Georgia . . .
Would give the Bulldogs 52 wins in 66 games against Kentucky
A win for Kentucky . . .
Would be its third over Georgia since 1997 and first since 2009.
Matchup to watch
Georgia’s receivers vs. Kentucky’s secondary? There is a possibility the Wildcats could at have an all-freshman secondary on the field at certain times. That was the case last week when they were torched for 372 yards passing in a weather-shortened 49-7 loss at Arkansas. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are looking to get their once effective passing game untracked. They managed only 109 yards and quarterback Aaron Murray was 11-of-31 at South Carolina the last time out.
“Will I go down as a winner, whats the picture dey gon paint? Wouldn’t say dat I’mma quitter bc thats 1 thing I kno I aint.”
OLB Jarvis Jones (@SacManJones_29)
“A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at them!!!!”
LB Amarlo Herrera (@5DeuceHerrera)
“Kentucky sure is a beautiful place”
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