LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky will be looking to stay alive in the SEC East race while Georgia needs a win to reinforce its path to bowl eligibility.
The Bulldogs (4-4, 2-4 SEC) have dominated the all-time series and the Wildcats (5-3, 4-2 SEC) haven’t won the matchup since 2009. Kentucky comes in winners of five out of its last six contests — the only loss against No. 1 Alabama. Georgia has stumbled to two straight losses.
Both teams figure to keep it on the ground in what might be a fast moving game. Freshman standout Benny Snell and Boom Williams lead Kentucky’s rushing attack while Georgia’s Nick Chubb and Sony Michel will look to get the Bulldogs ground game going.
Kentucky quarterback Stephen Johnson can improve to 5-1 as a starter. Junior receiver Jeff Badet, who leads the SEC in yards per catch, will be his big-play target downfield. Jacob Eason will be under center for Georgia. Eason will be the third true freshman quarterback Kentucky has faced this season.
Kentucky vs. Georgia game time, details
Date: Saturday, Nov. 5
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, Ky.
Weather: 51 degrees at kickoff
The line: Georgia is a 2.5-point favorite
What TV channel is Kentucky vs. Georgia on?
The game will be broadcasted on SEC Network.
How can I watch Kentucky vs. Georgia online?
You can watch the game on ESPN3.com, or with the WatchESPN app available on the App Store and Google Play store.
Who is calling the game?
Play-by-play by Brent Musburger, analysis by Jesse Palmer and sideline reporting by Kaylee Hartung.
Kentucky game notes
- Kentucky is looking to earn its fifth SEC victory for the first time since 1977 under Fran Curci and first four-game league winning streak since that same season when the Wildcats finished 6-0 in conference play.
- Kentucky has 10 players who hail from the state of Georgia: DB Jordan Griffin, QB Luke Wright, RB Boom Williams, RB Sihiem King, CB Isaiah Brown, LS Tristan Yeomans, LS Blake Best, DE Calvin Taylor Jr., DE T.J. Carter and DT Courtney Miggins.
- A Kentucky win would make the Cats bowl eligible. UK has not played in a bowl game since the 2010 BBVA Compass Bowl.