LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky scored two 4th-period
touchdowns, the latter coming under the two-minute mark
on Tony Dixon's 3-yard run to propel the Wildcats to a
24-20 comeback victory over Georgia, snapping a
nine-game losing streak against the defending
Southeastern Conference champs.
The kicked off a tremendous celebration in which
members of the team joined the crowd on the Commonwealth
Stadium field to tear down a goal post. Kentucky (5-4,
3-3) is now one win away from bowl eligibility. The
Bulldogs fell to (6-4, 3-4).
Tony Dixon was used sparingly until the fourth
quarter, where he dominated the Wildcats' final drive.
Kentucky won for only the 11th time in 60 meetings
between the two teams since 1939. The Wildcats' 24-17
victory in 1996 in Lexington was their last.
The Wildcats drew first blood in the game behind a
Lones Seiber 48-yard field goal. But the Bulldogs took
control of the first half after that. Georgia took a
14-3 lead by scoring on its longest and shortest drives
of the year only minutes apart.
Andre Woodson would guide the Cats back, however. In
the end Woodson completed 23 of 32 passes including
two touchdowns - both to Burton.
Kentucky faced an the opportunity to pull within one
in the third quarter, but failed with a fake field goal
attempt. The Bulldogs held a 20-17 lead in the fourth
quarter when Kentucky started its final drive at the 30
yard line. Three minutes, 11 plays and 70 yards later,
the Wildcats would put the punctuation marked on its
biggest victory of the year.