Quick facts about Saturday's University of Kentucky football game at Georgia:
Kentucky (2-8, 0-6 SEC) at Georgia (6-4, 4-3)
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Sanford Stadium, Athens, Ga.
Radio: WLAP-AM 630, WBUL-FM 98.1, XM Channel 200, Sirius Channel 93
Series: Georgia leads 52-12-2
Last meeting: Georgia won 29-24 on Oct. 20, 2012, in Commonwealth Stadium.
Line: Georgia is favored by 231/2 points.
The wolves are howling for Bulldogs defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. The Dawgs' defense is ninth in the SEC in yards allowed (386.9 a game) and 11th in points allowed (30.2). Georgia has been especially vulnerable against the pass, standing 11th in passing yards surrendered (241.2 a game). Yet can a Kentucky offense that has scored 23 points combined in its last two SEC matchups find a way to take advantage of Georgia's vulnerability?
Georgia is tied for last in the SEC in turnover margin (minus-8). Kentucky has been good in 2013 at recovering fumbles (10, second best in the league) but horrid at intercepting passes (one). Some short fields would be one way to provide the struggling Kentucky offense a boost.
Pressure Aaron Murray
It only seems like the senior Bulldogs quarterback played with Herschel Walker at Georgia. Murray is going out in style, currently ranking second in the SEC in passing yards (289.2 a game) and total offense (304.7 yards a game). To have any chance at an upset, the Kentucky pass rush needs to move Murray "off his spot" with pressure.
Is one of resignation. Year one of the Mark Stoops era has not yet produced an unexpected victory and time to do so is running thin. Kentucky also is dealing with inner turmoil, as evidenced by the suspensions Thursday of three key players. Georgia, beaten up by injuries and coming off a spirit-crushing loss on an Auburn Hail Mary, has issues of its own. Since 2006, Kentucky has beaten the Bulldogs twice and played them within single digits three other times. So UGA should not be sleeping on the Cats.