Johnson would like nothing better than to experience a similar feeling when the Wildcats take on the Bulldogs in a 12:30 kickoff Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium.
Although Kentucky is off to a 6-3 start, the Cats have yet to notch a signature victory against a ranked opponent.
"We are trying to get that same feeling this year," Johnson said. "I think that this is a very highly-anticipated game and I think that we can come out on top."
The Bulldogs handed Kentucky a 24-13 loss a year ago in Athens, but Johnson said last year's loss won't have a bearing on the contest this time around.
"They are a better team than they were last year," Johnson said. "We have to be prepared to stop the running game. They have one of the best quarterbacks in the country, so we have a large task at hand."
In addition to signal caller Matthew Stafford, the Bulldogs also feature running back Knowshon Moreno, who is 10 yards shy of 1,000 for the season.
Brooks said facing teams coming off an embarrassing loss "seems like a broken record," but said the Bulldogs feature plenty of weapons on both sides of the ball.
"Georgia is a team capable," he said. "They were preseason No. 1. They are an explosive team that can score points and their defense is very stingy.
"This is going to be a very difficult game for us. We are going to have to play extremely well and better than we have played in recent weeks to have a chance to win this game."
Kentucky cornerback Robbie McAtee said the team's "only incentive is to get another win."
"We just want to get as many wins as possible," he said. "We just want to make it to a good bowl game, but what happened two years ago is what happened two years ago.
"That's something that we are not going to focus on."
Kentucky tight end Maurice Grinter said he expects a "hard-fought game" against the Bulldogs.
"We are both good teams who will play with a lot of emotion," he said. "We need to be sure to give it our all when we play them. The 2006 victory against Georgia won't be much of a factor for me, because it's in the past.
"We need to build off the momentum that we create."