Thursday, November 19, 2009

Randall Cobb Gives Me Nightmares - The Kentucky Preview

It is going to be another quick preview this week. Last year, Georgia went to Kentucky and despite stellar days from Matt Stafford, Knowshon Moreno, and MoMass (despite his two fumbles), the Dawgs nearly blew the game. The Dawgs defense was unable to find an answer for receiver turned QB Randall Cobb and the combination of a kick off return for a touchdown (imagine that!) and fumbles on back to back series gave the Cats a chance to win. Let's hope the Dawgs carry the momentum of last week and put Kentucky away early.

Kentucky has felt the injury bug like no other team in the SEC this year. A number of starters on defense have missed time, leading to horrible numbers for the Wildcat rush defense. Their biggest injury right now is to quarterback Mike Hartline. Without Hartline, Rich Brooks looks to freshman Morgan Newton and Randall Cobb (again) to drive the offense. If Georgia can pressure Morgan and prevent Cobb from making big plays from the Wildcat, they should be able to shut Kentucky down.

For Georgia, this game is a chance to clinch second place in the SEC east. Ask most Georgia fans at the beginning of this season if they would be happy with a second place finish in the SEC east this year and I think most would have been happy with that. I think the seniors (Cox, Geno, Jeff Owens, Mike Moore) have big days and the Dawgs win easy.

Georgia 38, Kentucky 20


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