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2018 Schedule
7-3, 2nd in SEC - East

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Bronko Nagurski Trophy finalists: Kentucky LB Josh Allen, Michigan LB Devin Bush, LSU S Grant Delpit, Clemson DT Christian Wilkins, Alabama NT Quinnen Williams.

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9hESPN Staff

Every top 25 team's best reason for optimism next season

Even with the College Football Playoff selection committee's top 25 still battling for semifinal and New Year's Six bowl positions, it's never too early to look ahead to next season.

Kentucky moving on to Middle Tennessee (2:40)
Vols stun No. 11 Wildcats 24-7 (2:26)
Kentucky gets on the board in 3rd quarter (0:38)
Vols convert Hail Mary pass (0:49)
Tennessee gets first TD of day (0:43)
Wildcats humbled by veteran's selfless act (0:34)

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Kentucky, ranked 11th this week in the College Football Playoff rankings and 12th in the AP poll, visits Neyland Stadium on Saturday as a nationally ranked team for the first time since 1950. And how's this for head coaching star power? Paul W. "Bear" Bryant was the Kentucky coach for that game, and Gen. Robert Reese Neyland was Tennessee's coach. The No. 9 Vols beat the No. 3 Wildcats 7-0 that day in Knoxville, but Kentucky still won the SEC championship and also went on to win the Sugar Bowl with a 13-7 win over No. 1 Oklahoma.

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No. 6 Georgia tops No. 11 Kentucky 34-17 to clinch SEC East

D'Andre Swift ran for a career-high 156 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries against Kentucky's vaunted defense and No. 6 Georgia beat the No. 11 Wildcats 34-17 on Saturday to wrap up its second straight Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title.

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11dSam Khan Jr.

Georgia, Alabama clinch spots in SEC title game

After No. 6 Georgia ran over No. 9 Kentucky to take the East, top-ranked Alabama cruised past No. 3 LSU to claim the West and set up a Dec. 1 showdown in Atlanta.

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Most important takeaway for each Top 25 team

It's going to be Alabama vs. Georgia for the SEC title. Meanwhile, Michigan keeps rolling, and West Virginia won a classic over Texas. What else have we learned?

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky loses offensive guard Bunchy Stallings, who was ejected in the third quarter for making contact with an official. That's a key loss, as Stallings is a reliable interior lineman for the Wildcats.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Goodnight, Kentucky? Georgia's running game is going off, with D'Andre Swift's 83-yard third-quarter touchdown run giving the Bulldogs a 25-point lead. Georgia has over 200 rushing yards now, most anybody has against the 'Cats.

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

Many years ago a sportswriter wrote, "The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that is the way to bet." This Georgia-Kentucky "race" is going to (D'Andre) Swift and the rest of the Dawgs because they are simply better athletes. ‘Cats are smart, veteran players but that's not enough against the roster Kirby Smart has recruited the way it has been enough against the rest of the SEC.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Georgia's running game is going strong today. Elijah Holyfield and D'Andre Swift have combined for 135 yards in the Bulldogs' first six drives and the pair has each accounted for a touchdown as the Dawgs build a sizeable lead over Kentucky.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky loses its leading tackler, safety Darius West, for the rest of the game for targeting. West led with his helmet while hitting Georgia running back D'Andre Swift.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Special teams already playing a key role in Georgia and Kentucky's SEC East clash. Mecole Hardman -- the SEC's leader in punt return average (22.4 yards per return)-- had a 65-yard punt return to set up the Bulldogs' first score to give them an early lead.

Players Only: Kentucky Wildcats (4:24)

Team Stats

Passing Yards159.6
Rushing Yards187.3
Points For22.9204th
Points Against16.2