UGA fullback Quayvon Hicks, playing the up-back on the Bulldogs’ kickoff return team, let Kentucky’s bloop kickoff bounce first before decided to step up and catch it. He then was obliterated by Kentucky coverage team and the ball was knocked loose. Kentucky’s J.D. Harmon recovered at the Bulldogs’ 23-yard line.
Georgia’s defense, coming off a 16-play scoring series by the Wildcats, was able to bow up and limit the damage. A holding penalty and a four-yard tackle for loss by Georgia’s Lorenzo Carter forced a Kentucky to settle for a 38-yard field goal. That kept the Bulldogs ahead with 9:46 remaining in the second quarter.