LEXINGTON, Ky. — Mark Stoops spoke to the media after practice Thursday for the last time until after his Kentucky team faces Georgia at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Kentucky is looking for its sixth win in its last seven game against a Georgia side coming off back-to-back losses. The Bulldogs will be led, as is often the case, by Nick Chubb and their run game.
“The bottom line is they have very good backs,” Stoops said when asked about facing Georgia’s offense. “I’m sure they’re going to want to feed the ball and get those guys going. But, you know, they do give you multiple looks.”
Chubb and fellow running backs Sony Michel and Brian Herrien all rank in the top-20 in the SEC in rushing yards per game. Kentucky’s defense is surrendering 196 yards on the ground per game.
True freshman quarterback Jacob Eason is eighth in the SEC in both passing yards and passing touchdowns. Kentucky will look to capitalize off his inconsistencies.
“You know, watching this league, there’s always going to be some good moments and bad moments for quarterbacks,” Stoops said. “It’s tough. He’s played against a lot of good teams. But, he’s a very talented guy and he seems to be getting more and more comfortable.”
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