Georgia Escapes Kentucky With 42-38 Win

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Saturday, November 8, 2008. (AP) -- Matthew Stafford threw for 376 yards and the go-ahead touchdown to A.J. Green with 1:54 remaining to lift No. 14 Georgia to a 42-38 win over Kentucky on Saturday.

Knowshon Moreno ran for 123 yards and three scores and wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi atoned for two fumbles by hauling in a career-high eight receptions for 191 yards and a touchdown as the Bulldogs (8-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) survived a major scare from the Wildcats (6-4, 2-4).

Freshman quarterback Randall Cobb ran for 82 yards and three scores for the Kentucky, but threw an interception to Georgia's DeMarcus Dobbs at the Georgia 13 with 46 seconds remaining and the Bulldogs escaped.

A week after getting embarrassed by Florida, the Bulldogs nearly slipped up again against the Wildcats. Kentucky dominated the line of scrimmage and took advantage of shaky Georgia special teams to overcome an early 14-point deficit to lead 38-35 with 4 minutes left.

Stafford, however, hit Massaquoi for 78 yards to put the ball inside the Kentucky 10. On 3rd-and-goal from the 11, Stafford avoided the rush and rolled to his right, flipping the ball to Green in the back of the end zone for his third touchdown pass of the day.

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