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Thumbs up/thumbs down: How Georgia beat Kentucky

Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles talked with defensive end Alvin Dupree as they walked off the field after the game ended.
Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles talked with defensive end Alvin Dupree as they walked off the field after the game ended. Herald-Leader

Recapping Georgia's 63-31 win over Kentucky.

FIRST HALF

Summary: Unfortunately for Kentucky, what turned into a shootout for a while started as a blowout for Georgia. Georgia immediately quieted a Senior Day crowd at Commonwealth Stadium. Isaiah McKenzie ran back the opening kickoff 90 yards, Georgia scored on its first two possessions and UK trailed 21-0 with 4:57 to go in the first quarter. UK cut it to 21-7 with a drive that took more plays (16) and time (6:15) than any Kentucky drive this season. J.D. Harmon recovered a Georgia fumble on the kickoff, but a holding penalty meant UK had to a settle for a field goal and 21-10 deficit. UK could not stop Georgia but UK freshman Stanley "Boom" Williams answered a Georgia score with a 56-yard touchdown. Georgia came right back to score easily, then UK closed the half with a 13-play, 75-yard scoring drive.

Halftime score: Georgia 35, Kentucky 24.

Thumbs up: Boom Williams became one of six Football Bowl Subdivision backs with at least three touchdown runs of 50 yards or longer.

Thumbs down: Kentucky showed NO ability to stop Georgia.

SECOND HALF

Summary: Kentucky had a chance to get back in the game to start the second half. It did the opposite. On the first play, a Patrick Towles pass was intercepted after being tipped by receiver Ryan Timmons. It took Georgia five plays to make it 42-24. McKenzie struck again, this time with a 59-yard punt return for a score. It was 49-24 with 11:09 left in the third. It only got worse for UK as Georgia shredded the Kentucky defense.

Final score: Georgia 63, Kentucky 31.

Thumbs up: It's been a great career for Alvin "Bud" Dupree, who played his final home game.

Thumbs down: It looked as though the Cats stopped competing.

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