Countdown to Game Time: Kentucky vs. Georgia

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky is taking on Georgia for the SEC East title in one of the most important college football games to ever be played in Lexington.

Linebacker Jordan Jones and Running Back Benny Snell celebrate following Kentucky's victory over South Carolina. (Regina Rickert)

The No. 9 Wildcats (7-1, 5-1 SEC) is looking to keep their conference title and national title hopes on the line as they will face the No. 6 Bulldogs (7-1, 5-1 SEC).

Georgia is an 8.5-point road favorite, as they will be entering a hostile environment at a sold-out Kroger Field. The over/under is 44, as the game is projected to be a low-scoring affair.

Kentucky is led by one of the top defenses in the country, ranking near the top in key metrics like yards per play and points per play. Georgia will likely be the Wildcats defense's toughest test, as the Bulldogs rank high in both of those metrics on the offensive side of the ball.

The Wildcats continue to have major questions on the offensive side of the ball, as it has been three games since Kentucky has scored more than 20 points. Kentucky scored 24 against South Carolina, but all those points were scored in the first half. The team hopes to ride the momentum of their game-winning drive to beat Missouri into the game against Georgia, which is still considered one of the top defenses in the conference despite losing key players from their 2017 SEC Championship season.

The game starts at 3:30 p.m. on WKYT, and we will get you ready for the game with Wildcat Warmup beginning at 2 p.m. You can stay with WKYT after the game for postgame coverage.


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