If you’re a stats freak like myself, you are probably familiar with the work that Pro Football Focus does. The service analyzes every player on every play to see how they perform. They are then given a point grade on a scale of -2 to +2. Each position has a different definition of what a +1 vs. a +2. If you’re interested more in how that works, you can click here and read all about it.
This morning, PFF released their grades for Kentucky’s game against Murray State. If you pay for their full subscription, I believe you can get a player by player case, but the service released their top five from each team on their Twitter account. Here is what they came up with:
Lynn Bowden was far and away the highest rated player in yesterday’s win over Murray State. I do think this is correct. Bowden might have played his best game in a Kentucky uniform as the Racers clearly did not have an answer for him on offense. Statistically, Bowden caught 8 passes for 89 yards in the win.
For the second week in a row, Bunchy Stallings had a big game along with multiple players on the offensive line. It is easy to tell that the guys in the trenches are playing with a chip on their shoulder for John Schlarman, it just means more to them.