Freshman Rodrigo Blankenship kicked a 25-yard field goal as time expired to help the Georgia Bulldogs complete a late-game rally against the Kentucky Wildcats and win 27-24 at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, ending a two-game losing streak.

Georgia’s defense made a stand with their backs against their own end zone to limit the Wildcats to a field goal which tied the game at 24 with roughly three minutes left.

Sony Michel had a 26-yard touchdown run to give Georgia a 24-21 lead before Kentucky tied it with the late field goal.

The Wildcats lived up to their namesake and scored all three of their touchdowns out of the wildcat formation, something that’s helped boost their offense since their 0-2 start to the season.

Georgia struggled to defend the wildcat, including a snap to Benny Snell Jr. who shook a tackle by Davin Bellamy to get into the end zone.

After Isaiah McKenzie muffed a punt that Kentucky recovered, Stanley “Boom” Williams broke two tackles from Deandre Baker and Aaron Davis to score from the wildcat and give Kentucky its first lead in the second quarter.

Snell pushed around the Georgia defense throughout the game, who rushed 39 yards on the Wildcats’ final drive before Georgia’s defense had the late stand limiting Kentucky to its game-tying field goal.

The Wildcats would have become bowl eligible with a victory, but instead will look next week to earn a bowl berth for the first time since 2011 next week against Tennessee.

Georgia is one win away from extending its streak of consecutive seasons going to a bowl game to 20.

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