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Georgia football: Closer look at today's game against Kentucky

Georgia (3-4, 2-3) AT KENTUCKY (4-3, 1-3 SEC), 7:30 p.m. (CSS)

Line: Georgia by 4.

Series Record: Georgia leads 49-12-2, including 17-7 in Athens.

Last Meeting: 2009, Kentucky, 34-27 in Athens.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

Despite both teams having three losses in the conference, they still are in the race for the SEC East title. South Carolina leads with two losses, one last week to Kentucky. The loser of this game is pretty much out of the race.

KEY MATCHUP

Georgia’s defense against Kentucky QB Mike Hartline. Georgia’s defense has played better of late, but the players still are adjusting to Todd Grantham’s 3-4 scheme. Plus, the past two games were against Vanderbilt and Tennessee, two teams with weak offenses. Hartline is second in the SEC in passing yards.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Georgia: QB Aaron Murray is the top-ranked freshman in the nation and 18th in the country in passing efficiency at 157.2. Last week against Vanderbilt, he was 15 of 24 passing for 287 yards and two TDs. He also ran for two scores.

Kentucky: WR Randall Cobb. Georgia head coach Mark Richt calls Cobb “maybe the No. 1 player in the Southeastern Conference.” He’ll line up mostly at receiver but also in the wildcat formation. Cobb has caught five touchdowns this year, rushed for three more and passed for three.

FACTS & FIGURES

In its three wins, Georgia has scored 46.3 points per game. In its f our losses, the average is 17.3 in its four losses. … Georgia has not turned over the ball in the past two games, both wins. … Kentucky TB Derrick Locke is expected to miss the game with a shoulder injury.

— Kevin Price, Seth Emerson

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