LEXINGTON, Kentucky (Ticker) -- Georgia was without two key offensive players, but it did not seem to matter.
David Greene and D.J. Shockley combined to throw a team-record six touchdown passes and Terrence Edwards set another receiving record as the fifth-ranked Bulldogs remained unbeaten with a 52-24 rout of Southeastern Conference foe Kentucky.
Georgia was without running back Musa Smith and wide receiver Fred Gibson, both of whom underwent surgery on their left hand Tuesday morning. Senior offensive tackle Jon Stinchcomb also was injured last week against Vanderbilt.
Redshirt freshman Tony Milton made his first career start at tailback and gained 78 yards on 18 carries. He was redshirted in 2001 after a series of setbacks including a pulled hamstring, shoulder surgery and a stress fracture in his left leg.
"I just think he is one tough son of a gun," Georgia coach Mark Richt said. "I am so happy that he is on this team and out of the situation he was in with life. He started a game for Georgia on national television and played big. I am very happy for him."
With their ground game on the sidelines, the Bulldogs took to the air as Greene was 16-for-32 for 251 yards and four TDs. Backup Shockley was a career high 10-for-14 for 102 yards, two scores and one interception.
"We stepped it up and played to our potential," said Greene, who tied the school mark of four TD passes in a game for the second time this season. "We still made mistakes, but not as many as we had been earlier in the season. Today we were able to make big plays and score points."
Richt was happy with the two-quarterback system.
"I think it was perfect today," he said. "I believed both players could play and they both had great performances today. They are both talented and deserve to play. I am thankful that they both played well on the same day."
Georgia's offense produced 529 yards and scored 31 unanswered points in the second half.
By recording its highest point total of the season, Georgia (8-0, 5-0 SEC East) earned its first 8-0 start since 1982, when the Herschel Walker-led Bulldogs finished the regular season undefeated before losing to No. 2 Penn State in the Sugar Bowl.
As the only team in the SEC East with fewer than two losses, Georgia is in command of the division and can clinch a berth in the SEC title game with a victory vs. Florida next week.
"There was not a huge celebration, and I think it was because we know what is ahead of us next week against Florida," Richt said. "This was a good win for us but we have our work cut out for us. I just told them that we still haven't done anything yet. Our goal right now is the SEC East and it's not in our hands yet."
"The two-QB system can work," Edwards said. "Both guys bring something special. Greene was throwing strikes out there today, and Shockley can tuck it and run. So it keeps the defense off balance."
Edwards, who had more balls thrown his way in the absence of Gibson, hauled in five passes for 127 yards and a career-high three scores. He set a Georgia record for career receptions with 184, passing Brice Hunter, who had 182 from 1992-1995.
Already this season, Edwards has set school marks for TD catches (28) and receiving yards (2,740). reception mark and yards receiving record. He has 28 career TD receptions and 2,740 yards. In his last three games, the 171-pound senior has 19 catches, 402 yards and four TDs.
"A lot of things (Kentucky) said this week fired us up," Edwards said. "All the talk about the goalposts coming down and stuff. Plus, it was their homecoming and that's like a slap in the face."
The Bulldogs were trailing, 24-21, after two quarters but opened the second half with three TD drives and never relinquished the lead. They have won six straight from the Wildcats to increase their lead in the all-time series to 44-10-2.
Jared Lorenzen was 13-for-27 for 208 yards and a touchdown, and Artose Pinner had 111 yards on 19 carries and a score for Kentucky (5-3, 1-3). It was his eighth 100-yard rushing effort of his career, the sixth this season.
The Wildcats, who need to win two of their remaining four games to clinch their first winning season since 1998, have lost 40 straight games to top-10 opponents.