Winless Kentucky held Georgia and all-America tailback Herschel Walker without a touchdown on the ground, but John Lastinger passed for three touchdowns as the third-ranked Bulldogs rallied from a 14-3 deficit to beat the Wildcats, 27-14, last night in a Southeastern Conference football game in Lexington, Ky.
Walker did catch a screen pass that he turned into a 64-yard scoring play in the second period; it was his 43rd career touchdown, breaking the SEC record held by Charles Alexander of Louisiana State. He became the SEC's No. 2 career scorer with 258 points and trails the leader, former Georgia kicker Rex Robinson, by 11 points.
Walker also rushed for 152 yards, raising his career total to 4,482. He moved past Amos Lawrence of North Carolina and Earl Campbell of Texas into ninth place on the NCAA all-time rushing list.
"We scored all our touchdowns by passing and we don't normally do that," said Georgia Coach Vince Dooley. "We're a running team.
"The press keeps asking why we don't pass to Herschel more, so we passed one to him and he scored. That was for the press."
Kentucky (0-6-1, 0-3) led, 14-3, with 13:53 remaining in the first half, but Walker's touchdown four minutes later enabled the Bulldogs to stay within 14-10 at the half.
In the second half, Lastinger threw an eight-yard scoring pass to Norris Brown and a two-yarder to Chris McCarthy.
"I thought we fought pretty hard and we came up with some big plays," said Kentucky Coach Jerry Claiborne. "I thought our defense hung in there pretty good, but they've got a few more horses than we do."