Georgia vs Kentucky series history

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The Georgia Bulldogs have dominated the Kentucky Wildcats recently. Georgia returns to Athens for a 3:30 p.m. home game against the Wildcats.

The Dawgs enter the contest with the longest winning streak in the history of the SEC East rivalry.

Here’s a look back at a history of the Georgia-Kentucky rivalry:

11 game win streak

Georgia Bulldogs running back Sony Michel went undefeated in his career against Kentucky. Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia enters the game on an 11 game winning streak over Kentucky. UGA has never lost more than two games in a row to the Wildcats.

Mark Stoops has helped turn around the historically weak Kentucky program. The Wildcats have won over half their games under Stoops. No other Kentucky coach has won over 50% of their games since the 1960s.

All-time series edge goes to Georgia

Georgia Bulldogs mascot UGA VI. Photo by Dale Zanine USA TODAY Sports

The Georgia Bulldogs are 60-12-2 all-time against the Kentucky Wildcats. Georgia is 30-4-2 at home in the series. Kirby Smart is 5-0 in his career as head coach against the Wildcats.

2009: Kentucky's last victory

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The Wildcats last defeated the Dawgs in 2009. Randall Cobb, currently a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, helped the Wildcats win. Joe Cox, Caleb King and the Bulldogs had four turnovers in the disappointing home loss. Kentucky won 34-27.

Georgia continues reign: last home game against Kentucky

Georgia Bulldogs defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt played in the rain last time the Wildcats came to Athens. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia played Kentucky in one of the rainiest games in Stanford Stadium history. The Dawgs failed to score in the first half, but D’Andre Swift helped Georgia control the second half. Dan Lanning’s defense dominated as UGA allowed only two completed passes all game. Georgia won 21-0.

Another slugfest?

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Georgia toppled Kentucky 14-3 in a slugfest last season. The Wildcats are a physical team under Mark Stoops and did not allow many opportunities for the Georgia offense. UGA emerged victorious, but it came at a price.

Georgia lost numerous key players for the Florida game and lost a lot of offensive momentum. The Dawgs must play better in 2021.

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