No. 6 Georgia, No. 11 Kentucky meet to decide SEC East title
No. 6 Georgia (7-1, 5-1 SEC, No. 6 CFP) at No. 11 Kentucky (7-1, 5-1, No. 9 CFP), 3:30 p.m. EST (CBS).
Line: Georgia by 9½.
Series Record: Georgia leads, 57-12-2
WHAT'S AT STAKE
The winner claims the SEC East title. Georgia aims to go unbeaten in the division for the second year in a row and earn its ninth consecutive series win. Kentucky is off to its best start since finishing 10-1 in 1977 and will host arguably its biggest game in program history.
Georgia's offense vs. Kentucky's defense. The Bulldogs have the SEC's No. 2 rushing game (221.6 yards per game) and the fifth-ranked offense (457.8). They face a stingy Wildcats defense, led by OLB Josh Allen, ranked second in the SEC yardage (295.3) and first nationally in scoring (13.0 points, 12.3 in league play). Kentucky is coming off a victory at Mizzou in which it held the Tigers without a first down after halftime.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Georgia: QB Jake Fromm. The sophomore is 19-3 as a starter, and his 67.4 completion percentage is threatening Hutson Mason's 2014 school record of 67.9. He is fifth nationally in passing efficiency at 174.0 and is coming off a three-touchdown effort against Florida, all thrown on third down.
Kentucky: Allen. The senior leads the SEC with 10 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss, which respectively rank second and third nationally. He's coming off an 11-tackle effort at Mizzou with two strip sacks, which earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
FACTS & FIGURES
The schools are meeting for just third time as ranked teams and first since Georgia won 24-13 in 2007. ... Georgia rebounded from its first loss to beat then No. 9 Florida 36-17 last weekend in Jacksonville, Florida. ... RBs Elijah Holyfield (559 yards) and D'Andre Swift (466) have combined for nine TDs and a 6.1 yard average per carry. ... Kentucky RB Benny Snell Jr. continues to lead SEC rushers at 116.9 yards per game, though he gained just 67 on 19 attempts at Mizzou. ... Kentucky WR/KR Lynn Bowden Jr. had career highs of 13 catches for 166 yards and returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown. ... Kentucky's five SEC wins are its most since going 6-0 in 1977.