ATLANTA (November 5, 2008) – Chick-fil-A Bowl representative Larry Terry will visit Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky. on Saturday to scout the match-up between Kentucky and No. 13 Georgia. The two teams are being scouted as potential representatives in the 2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31.
The ACC and SEC team selections for the 41st edition of the Bowl are scheduled to be announced Dec. 7. The Chick-fil-A Bowl is the oldest guaranteed ACC vs. SEC match-up in the bowl business.
Georgia (7-2, 4-2 SEC) is sitting in second place in the SEC East, though they are looking up at Florida who holds the tiebreaker after last week’s loss to the Gators in Jacksonville, Fla. Georgia will be looking to finish their season strong starting with this week’s visit to Kentucky. The Bulldogs have been to the Chick-fil-A Bowl five times, most recently in 2006 when they rallied to top Virginia Tech.
Kentucky (6-3, 2-3 SEC) is coming off of a come-from-behind win over Mississippi State to reach bowl eligibility. The Wildcats have made two trips to the Chick-fil-A Bowl, playing most recently in the 1993 game against Clemson.
The Bulldogs hold a 48-11-2 edge over Kentucky historically, winning 10 of the last 11 games, with the only Wildcat win coming last time Georgia visited Lexington. Saturday’s game will kick off at 12:30 p.m., and will be broadcast by Raycom Sports.
Terry will be available for interviews before the game and in the press box during the game. To arrange an interview, please contact Dan Tomayko, (404) 586-8546 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chick-fil-A Bowl is the ninth-oldest bowl game in the country and hosts the longest-running rivalry series between the ACC and SEC. In the last 16 years, the ACC and SEC are tied at 8-8 with only one point separating the two conferences in total points (SEC: 323, ACC: 322). Ten of the last 16 games have been decided by a touchdown or less. The Chick-fil-A Bowl has disbursed more than $84 million in its 40-year history, ranking it 8th among all bowl games in cumulative payout. The Bowl also leads all other bowl games in charitable contributions, giving more than $1 million to organizations in need in 2007 alone.