Kentucky traveled to Athens, Georgia for their second conference game of the season on Saturday. The Wildcats got off to a comparatively slow start but picked up the pace to run in no less than 11 tries in the 80 minutes, along with nine conversions for a final score of 73-7.

Full back, Jacob Goeppner led the way with four tries to keep his scoring streak alive at four games on the season.

Kentucky led 14-0 after 20 minutes with scores from Goeppner and Anthony Mencini. Georgia tried to stay within striking distance but allowed a third try, this one from freshman, Johnny Leffel just six minutes before the break. 19-0 at the half would have been a small victory from Georgia’s point of view but Kentucky had other ideas as they ran in two more tries, both from Jaydon Hudson for a 33-0 lead at the break.

Jacob Goeppner crossed for four tries against Georgia to take his season’s tally to nine in four games. (Photo by Dave Redden)

Kentucky opened the second half with a try by Ty Lewis to push the score out to 40-0 before the Bulldogs found a way to answer with a try of their own. It was then that the floodgates opened and the Wildcats started scoring almost at will. Goeppner scored twice more and Stu Earnhart added one to move the score to 61-7.

Hudson and Goeppner grabbed another try apiece down the stretch to take the score out to 73-7 and close out the game. Brendon Esson added nine conversions on the day.

The “B” team continued their fine form as they moved to 4-0 on the season with a 24-5 win over the Bulldogs. Tries by Dailen Ward (2), Tyler Walenga and David Kyser along with two conversions from Kaiden Fothergill accounted for the scoring.

Next weekend the Wildcats are on the road again as they face an unbeaten Kennesaw State team in a game that will have major implications in the playoff shuffle at the top of the table.

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