Kentucky gave top-ranked Georgia all it wanted on Saturday.

In the end, however, the Wildcats came up short, as the Bulldogs escaped Lexington with a 16-6 victory.

Mark Stoops’ team had its chances but couldn’t make the plays it needed, especially in the 4th quarter.

The Kentucky defense did its job, holding Georgia to three field goals on 1st-half drives. The Wildcats also allowed just 116 passing yards in the game.

The offense, however, couldn’t follow suit. A failed 2-point conversion try and a missed field goal in the final 15 minutes could have changed the complexion of the game.

Instead, missed opportunities continue to be the theme for Kentucky (6-5) this season.

After the game, Stoops met with the media to discuss the outcome and his team’s play.

On his team’s performance after the upset loss to Vanderbilt:

On Georgia making the plays it needed to win:

On the key stops that his defense got throughout the game:

On Barion Brown’s big receiving night:

On the costly missed field goal, which was influenced by a bad snap:

On Tayvion Robinson and Kenneth Horsey missing the game:

On what his team can take away from the game:

On his team’s mood/morale after the game: