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Bump in the road

By Joey Donia - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The South Georgia Wildcats have lost back to back games for the first time since 2007.

Kentucky's defense dominated early en route to a 69-41 victory.

South Georgia quarterback Darnell Kennedy nearly doubled his season total for interceptions in the loss. After throwing just 5 all season, Kennedy was picked off 4 times by the Horsemen. It was Kennedy's first game action since spraining his knee last week against Tennessee Valley.

Kennedy admitted he wasn't one 100 percent but wasn't putting the blame on his injury.

"I was favoring my knee a little bit but I don't want to blame it totally on my knee. I think when it comes down to it I just have to play better. I can't go out there and play like that and expect us to win" said Kennedy who completed 24 of 46 passes for 358 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen completed 6 of 10 passes for 173 yards and 3 touchdowns.

South Georgia reciever Antwone Savage was injured in the second quarter and didn't return to the game.

Head Coach Rodney Blackshear says benching Savage was a precaution and he expects to have him available next week.

"When we got off the bus this morning he said he'd be ready next week so I'm anticipating him playing but if not Ivory came in and stepped up and played well, other recievers stepped up, we've just got to be ready" said Blackshear.

The Wildcats dropped to 8-4 on the season while the Horsemen improved to 7-5.

South Georgia will look to get back in the win column next Saturday when it visits Florida.

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