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Georgia Bulldogs Clinch SEC East Division With Win Over Kentucky On Saturday

The Georgia Bulldogs have won eight-straight games, their longest such streak since 2002, and have the chance to win the SEC East Division and supplant a spot in Atlanta for the SEC Championship game with a win over Kentucky at home this Saturday.

At the beginning of this season, not many likely believed they would be in the position, after losing their first two games out of the gate to start 0-2.

But that is exactly where Georgia is at this point, and are big favorites against the Wildcats on Saturday afternoon.

College Football Betting Odds have set the Bulldogs as 31-point favorites over Kentucky on Saturday.

“Obviously being 0-2 and we hadn’t won a game in 10 months, that was just dragging people down,” Georgia punter punter Drew Butler. “But the win over Coastal Carolina got people back to feeling what winning is like. “People really enjoyed that and I think when we started winning a lot of games, everybody really believed what coach Richt was saying and believed what the senior leaders were saying and that helped us get going.”

What Richt had been saying was that he believed this to be a good team, even after their last loss back on Sept. 10 to South Carolina.

“I go back to the locker room after the game and I basically said, `Men, just don’t put your heads down,” Richt said. “‘Don’t lose heart. We’ve got a chance to be good team.”

For Kentucky, they have been an SEC doormat this season so far, capped off by a blowout loss to Vanderbilt last week.

But the Wildcats have a huge opportunity to derail the hopes of Georgia, though the 31-point line says otherwise.

Kentucky is just 4-24-2 all-time in Sanford stadium and have been out-scored on the road this season in the SEC by over 100 points in four games.

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