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The highest-graded players from Georgia's win over Kentucky, 34-17

Nov 3, 2018; Lexington, KY, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defensive lineman Tyler Clark (52) celebrates with teammates linebacker Juwan Taylor (44) defensive back Tyson Campbell (3) during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats in the second half at Kroger Field. Georgia defeated Kentucky 34-17. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

This highest-graded players recap is brought to you by Eckrich, the Official Smoked Sausage of the College Football Playoff.

The Georgia Bulldogs powered past the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday afternoon, clinching the SEC East title with a 34-17 win at Kroger Field. The win will put the defending SEC champions back in the SEC Championship Game in December.

[Editor's Note: While we grade every player on every game, to qualify for an overall game grade for this recap's purpose, a player must have played at least 20 snaps to be considered a full-time contributor to the game.]

Top 5 overall

Georgia offense

Elijah Holyfield, RB – 78.0 overall grade
D'Andre Swift, RB – 74.8 overall grade
Kendall Baker, T – 73.9 overall grade
Andrew Thomas, T – 71.9 overall grade
Isaiah Wilson, T – 66.0 overall grade

Georgia defense

Jonathan Ledbetter, EDGE – 87.2
Monty Rice, LB – 78.0 overall grade
Juwan Taylor, LB – 76.4 overall grade
Malik Herring, EDGE – 70.7 overall grade
J.R. Reed, S – 70.5 overall grade

Kentucky offense

Drake Jackson, C – 66.1 overall grade
Lynn Bowden Jr., WR – 64.6 overall grade
Tavin Richardson, WR – 64.5 overall grade
Benny Snell Jr., RB – 64.3 overall grade
Terry Wilson, QB – 62.6 overall grade

Kentucky defense

Jordan Jones, LB – 74.1 overall grade
Davonte Robinson, CB – 74.0 overall grade
Kash Daniel, LB – 72.4 overall grade
Derrick Baity Jr., CB – 71.7 overall grade
Quinton Bohanna, DI – 70.8 overall grade

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