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It's a unit that leads the country in scoring defense (5.5 points per game allowed) and total defense (201.2 yards allowed per contest). While Georgia's defense has been very, very good all season long, Kentucky's defense has also fared quite well. The Cats are 18 th in the country in total defense (305.0 ypg), 19 th in scoring defense (17.5 ppg). The Cats don't mind that all of the talk leading up to the game is about Georgia.
Kentucky’s defense has been great in recent years, ranking atop the SEC in pass defense in consecutive seasons, but there are uncertainties at the start of every season. The biggest one for the Kentucky defense is tackling. You can only live tackle so much in the preseason. How it translates to gameday remains a mystery.
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The Bulldogs limited Kentucky to 243 total yards, while also blocking a field-goal attempt on the final play of the third quarter. “They’re a great defense,” Levis said. “I think we were able to do some things that we’re going to be proud of looking at the tape, but could’ve had opportunities to do a little more.”
WATCH: Brad White, Kentucky Defense Prepare for Georgia. Most of the focus ahead of this week’s matchup between Kentucky and Georgia has been focused on the Bulldogs’ prolific defense. Kentucky’s defense is pretty good too. They’ll be tested by a physical Georgia offense that loves to run the football right at opponents.
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Lafayette had three different players run for touchdowns and the defense surrendered only 169 yards as the Leopards breezed to a 27-0 victory over Bucknell in the Bison’s Patriot League opener.