- Saturday, February 7 1925 -
Kentucky - 24 (Head Coach: Clarence Applegran)
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Georgia - 28 (Head Coach: Herman J. Stegeman)
Halftime Score: Kentucky 10, Georgia 7
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Game Writeup - by W.C. Munday, Jr., Atlanta Journal and Constitution
Georgia Goes to Victory in Fierce Battle
Athens, Ga - Cutting loose with a baffling passing and shooting attack in the second half, after being held to one measly field goal in the first, Georgia's Bulldogs romped home with a great 28 to 24 victory over University of Kentucky here tonight. In one of the most hair-raising spectacles staged here in many moons.
Two Forwards Star
The Bulldogs two forwards, Messrs. Nolan Richardson and Buster Kilpatrick, were the Big Berthas of the attack unleashed in the second half which was as fierce as a seaborn gale. The Georgians started the second half on the little end of a 10 to 7 count, having scored 5 of their markers via the foul goal route. Kentucky had matched them with 3 field and 4 foul goals. Barely had act 2 been officially and formally called to order by Referee David Yates before the Georgians offensive power was evinced and in less time than it takes to relate it, Richardson and Kilpatrick had looped a field goal apiece and the Bulldogs were ahead, never to be headed, despite the fact that the visitors always carried a threat, several times coming within on point of tieing.
The Bulldogs looked like big leaguers in the second half. Their passing was perfect and for once this season they made nearly every effort for a goal from the field ring as a bell. And they seemed more adept in getting the ball off the backboards than in previous games, their defensive work was spectacular too.
Nolan Scored Well
Neither team took many shots, and when they did they were usually rushed to such an extent their attempts went wild. Richardson with three field goals kept Georgia in the running during the period.
Nolan Richardson and Buster Kilpatrick tied in points scored, each having nine. Walter Forbes, who jumped center and played standing guard did fine defensive work while Captain Wiehrs and Harrell Huguley at guard covered the floor in fine fashion. Especially commendable was the performance of Mr. Huguley. He was the brightest he has been all year, displaying a wonderful knack in breaking up Kentucky's pass work. He also aided Georgia materially in the scoring column with six points.
Two games are on the program for the Bulldogs next week. The first will bring them against Auburn Tuesday night, while the second will bring them against [?the Atlanta Athletic Club] Saturday night. Both games will be staged on the home floor.
Game Writeup - The Red and Black
BULLDOGS RUN WILD AGAINST KENTUCKY SATURDAY NIGHT
Held to One Field Goal First Half Come Back Strong in Second
The Bulldogs showed more improvement in the game last Saturday night than they have shown this season. The passing and shooting attack of the last half of the game was the secret of Georgia's victory over Kentucky, which they won by the score of 28 to 24. The Bulldogs after having been held to one field goal in the second half came back in he second with such speed, both in floor work and passing, that the Kentuckians could not keep their territory from being penetrated by the fleet-footed Georgians. "Buster" Kilpatrick was "arsenic" when it came to encircling that "ole" ball with the hoop. Nolan Richardson still mains the title of "Old Warhorse" as he and the young gentleman above named tied in points, due to the fact that the whole Kentucky quintet continually dogged the tracks of Richardson he was handicapped but it will take a couple of quintets to keep this cager down.
The Bulldogs began the second half on the little end of a 10 to 7 count having scored 5 points by fouls. Then the spectators were brought to their feet as Richardson and Kilpatrick rang a couple of field goals placing them ahead. Captain Charlie Wiehrs and Huguley handled themselves so well on the floor that they often passed through the defense of their opponents. Walter Forbes jumped center and played standing guard, proving his metal when it came to taking the ball off the back board.
The Wildcats gave the Bulldogs all that they were looking for, and would not let them get much in the lead at any time during the game. They played a splendid game throughout the fray, keeping the Georgia rooters in an uneasy mood during the entire game.