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MVDs, Kentucky Edition

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NCAA Football: Kentucky at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

You don’t pounce on the Wildcats of Kentucky for a key SEC East sin without a total team effort. But even then some Bulldogs are bound to distinguish themselves on the field of play in a manner that deserves special recognition. They are your MVDs, the Most Valuable ‘Dawgs from Georgia’s 30-13 skinning of the ‘Cats.

Offense: Brock Bowers. The big freshman caught 5 passes for 101 yards and 2 touchdowns, the type of statistically eye-popping game that Georgia tight ends just haven’t had in the past few years. Seven games into the season he’s now a veteran in my eyes. Honorable mention: James Cook, who led all Bulldog rushers with 51 yards on 6 carries and had a nice 19 yard touchdown catch on a well-executed angle route.

Defense: Jalen Carter. The Bread Man was fundamentally unblockable on the afternoon, tallying 6 tackles, 2.5 for lost yardage, including 1 for a sack.

Kentucky tailback Chris Rodriguez came into this game averaging 128.0 yards per game on the ground. He left Athens with 7. 7 yards on 7 carries. That was in no small part due to #88 barreling through the Big Blue line like it was made of crepe paper.

Special Teams: Jimmy from Toccoa. Jimmy sat two rows in front of me today and grimaced audibly at each of Kearis Jackson’s bobbled punt returns, Jake Camarda’s shanked punt, and Jack Podlesny’s missed extra point. Jimmy’s response was the only thing connected to the UGA special teams that I would characterize as “consistent”, so this trophy is going back to Stephens County with him.

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Go ‘Dawgs!!!