The Georgia Bulldogs capitalized on four turnovers to defeat the Kentucky Wildcats 44-31 in Lexington.
Washaun Ealey set a new school record with five rushing touchdowns. He finished the game with a season-high 157 yards on 28 carries.
Ealey’s five TD’s eclipsed the previous record of four rushing touchdowns set by Robert Edwards against Florida in 1997.
Kentucky outgained Georgia in total yards 423-290, but couldn’t match the Dawgs on the scoreboard. The turnovers by Kentucky often set the Dawgs up with a short field that contributed to the yardage difference.
Aaron Murray completed 9 of 12 passes for 112 yards. A.J. Green led the Bulldogs with 6 receptions for 86 yards.
Late in the 1st quarter, Brandon Boykin returned a Kentucky kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown to give the Dawgs a 14-3 lead. It was the fourth kickoff return for a touchdown of his career.
The win improves the Bulldogs’ record to 4-4 overall and 3-3 in the SEC. Georgia is now in sole possession of 2nd place in the SEC East. They have a half-game lead over the Florida Gators, who were off today.
Next up for the Bulldogs is a trip to Jacksonville, Florida to face the Florida Gators in the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party on Saturday, October 30, 2010. The game will be televised by CBS at 3:30 p.m. ET.