Posted October 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
Kentucky seemingly had an answer for everything No. 13 Georgia could offer Saturday night. Everything, at least, that didn't come from the right arm of Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray. Kentucky (1-7, 0-5) led three times and started the fourth quarter with the ball and a chance for a signature win again but fell 29-24 as Georgia (6-1, 4-1) handed the Wildcats their sixth straight loss. ''We fought for each other,'' said running back Raymond Sanders, whose late touchdown brought the Wildcats within five. ''When you fight for each other, when you claw for each other and you don't get that ''W'', it hurts.'' Murray was responsible for that pain, throwing four touchdown passes and completing 79 percent of his attempts. The former made him Georgia's career leader, while the latter set a single-game school record as he completed 30 of 38 for 427 yards. The Bulldogs outgained the Wildcats 504-329. And yet, Kentucky still had a chance to win. Trailing 22-17, the Wildcats went three-and-out but forced the Bulldogs into punt on its next possession. Kentucky never got the ball, however, as Mike Douglas ran into Georgia punter Collin Barber, resulting in a Bulldog first down. Murray threw his fourth touchdown nine plays later, which put Georgia up for good. But Kentucky responded with the drive ending with Sanders' touchdown. ''No one can say this team has quit,'' Kentucky coach Joker Phillips said. ''It would have been easy for our offense go out there and give up. But those guys drove down and made a game out of it.'' But as has been the case this season for Kentucky, it was to catch up. The Wildcats trailed 16-14 at halftime but scored on their first second-half possession, driving 44 yards in 7 plays ending in Craig McIntosh's 37-yard field goal. But Murray rallied Georgia with 15 unanswered points, providing the cushion. Two of Murray's scores were to Tavarres King, who had nine receptions for 188 yards - including a 66-yard TD. Malcolm Mitchell had nine catches for 103 yards. Arthur Lynch and Chris Conley also caught TDs for the Bulldogs, and Todd Gurley added 47 rushing yards on 12 carries. The heavily favored Bulldogs weren't as dominant as they were expected to be. They allowed 206 rushing yards to the Wildcats, 100 yards above their average coming in. They didn't gain breathing room until Murray's fourth TD to Lynch, a 10-yarder midway through the fourth quarter. That proved important as Sanders' 3-yard run brought the Wildcats to within 29-24 with 3:59 remaining. Kentucky senior quarterback Morgan Newton had a hand in all of the Wildcats' scores, running and passing for a touchdown and leading a field goal drive. He played most of the second half in place of freshman Jalen Whitlow, who missed portions of the game with a migraine. The Bulldogs, coming off a bye following a 35-7 loss at South Carolina, had to work harder than expected. And the signs it would be a long night were apparent from the start. Kentucky opened by driving 84 yards in 13 plays, mostly on the ground. Jonathan George rushed four times for 42 yards, Sanders added 13 and quarterback Jalen Whitlow had 12 before Newton relieved him to complete the possession by finding Aaron Boyd for a 4-yard touchdown. ''The guys found a way to win,'' Bulldogs coach Mark Richt said. ''I think we did some things well and there were other things we could've done better.'' The score ended a 20-game, first-quarter drought for the Wildcats, whose last first-quarter TD came Nov. 27, 2010, at Tennessee. Georgia gained just 20 yards on its first eight plays but tied the game by going 97 yards in just four. After hitting Malcolm Mitchell for 14 yards and first down at the 34, Murray found a wide-open King for a 66-yard touchdown as the Bulldogs used just 1 minute, 37 seconds in completing its longest scoring drive this season. Just as quickly, the Wildcats went back ahead with the help of an option pass that caught the Bulldogs off guard. On second and 9 from Georgia's 35, Whitlow threw left to Demarco Robinson before he threw it back across the field to Whitlow, who followed a wall of blockers for a 33-yard gain to the Bulldogs' 2. Morgan's 2-yard run finished the 58-yard drive. Murray and King connected again on Georgia's next possession, first for 48 yards to Kentucky's 5 and then for a 1-yard score two plays later to cap a 75-yard drive. Murray's 73rd TD gave him the school record, breaking David Greene's record set from 2001-04. The moment was spoiled when Marshall Morgan missed wide right on the conversion, leaving the Bulldogs down by one. 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