Score - Georgia: 44 Kentucky: 14
Similar to last week’s simulation against Auburn, Georgia took care of business early by scoring 21 points in the first quarter to take command of the game.
After Kentucky got on the scoreboard to start the second quarter, the Dawgs responded with three more touchdowns to take a 41-7 halftime lead. It was a special day for Georgia’s seniors, but many of them sat out the second half because of such a dominant performance in the first half.
While everyone was hoping to see Aaron Murray light up a defense one final time in Sanford Stadium, it was Todd Gurley who stole the show. Gurley ran for three touchdowns in the first quarter and added another score in the second quarter. He sat out the second half for the Dawgs, but finished the day with 126 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries.
Basically, the Kentucky defense was nothing short of embarrassing.
The Dawgs tacked on a field goal in the second half, but it was clear Mark Richt and the coaching staff were doing their best not to run up the score against a completely overwhelmed Wildcats squad.
There was little drama and it was a dominant performance that should have Georgia feeling very confident heading into the SEC Championship game.
Gurley showed why he is arguably the best running back in college football and left UGA fans wondering if this team could have gone undefeated had he not missed time earlier in the season because of injuries. His 126 yards and four touchdowns in only one half of play is a reflection of how he’s simply an elite player.
Georgia is now 9-2 and 7-1 in the SEC and will face Alabama for a second consecutive season in the SEC Championship game. However, in order to remain in the BCS Championship hunt, the Dawgs need to finish the regular season with a victory over Georgia Tech in Atlanta. It shouldn’t be too much trouble for this talented team, but you never know what might happen in a rivalry game.