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UGA wins in Kentucky and stays on top of the AP football rankings

 UGA Coach Kirby Smart speaks at a press conference following the Bulldogs' 16 - 6 over Kentucky.
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UGA Coach Kirby Smart speaks at a press conference following the Bulldogs' 16 - 6 over Kentucky.

The University of Georgia holds on to its position atop the AP Top 25 college football poll after a 16 – 6 win over Kentucky on Saturday. That win closes out Georgia’s SEC schedule and marks the second year in a row that the Bulldogs traipsed through their conference schedule without a loss.

The win over the Wildcats marks UGA’s 13th straight win over Kentucky, and Saturday’s game was Georgia’s lowest-scoring game of the season, and the only game where a normally-explosive Bulldog offense was held to under 20 points.

After the game, Coach Kirby Smart had praise for both his team and the unranked Wildcats.

"[I'm] really proud of when our guys' backs are against the wall, how they come out fighting and what they do," Smart said at a press conference. "[We] certainly could have played better, probably, in the red area, could have stopped some drives defensively, you know, we gave them a couple conversions on penalties and things, but I give Kentucky a lot of credit for bouncing back, being a really physical football team."

Georgia faces in-state rival Georgia Tech in Athens on Saturday, then the team heads to Atlanta on December 3 to face LSU in the SEC Championship.

Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.