Gary Danielson praises Kentucky, explains how Wildcats can upset Georgia
Gary Danielson is fresh off a call of Texas A&M upsetting No. 1 Alabama.
Now, the CBS analyst will call another game involving the No. 1 team in the country, as he’ll be in Athens on Saturday for No. 11 Kentucky’s showdown against No. 1 Georgia in a battle of unbeaten SEC East programs.
Danielson spoke with Kentucky.com recently and said he’s been impressed by Kentucky’s competitiveness under Mark Stoops this year:
“Their competitiveness, No. 1,” Danielson said. “It’s a group of guys that are trying to turn a program and it’s important to them that they feel they have a good team and they want to prove it.”
So, how can the Wildcats pull off another upset of a No. 1 team this year? Danielson said Kentucky can’t have self-inflicted mistakes and added that the Wildcats have to stay in the game like Texas A&M did last week:
“You can’t have the self-inflicted plays,” Danielson said. “Alabama had it (last week), busted coverages for touchdowns, in the scoring zone and having turnovers, six dropped passes. Before you worry about beating Georgia, you have to make sure that Kentucky doesn’t beat Kentucky.
“Stay in the game like A&M did. Put the pressure on Georgia to feel like, ‘Hey, we’re No. 1. What’s going on here? Why aren’t we winning?’ That’s when you can force mistakes on the other side.”
We’ll find out if Kentucky can do what no other team has been able to do this year and take down Georgia on Saturday. The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time on CBS.