The Washington-Post reported Joker Phillips as saying, “We’ve had very poor field position the last couple weeks, and we’ve given the opponents good field position, and that equals an ‘L’ most of the time.” Which got me to thinking, surely we aren’t putting this all on Ryan Tydlacka.
Kentucky opponents open fifty six drives over the past four games, or fourteen drives a game. Out of those fifty- six drives, only four opened on Kentucky’s side of the field. Of the fifty- two drives that started in the opposing team’s territory, ten started from the opponent’s forty yard line or better. In other words, 75% of opposing drives start out worse than their own forty.
If forty- two drives started inside the opponents forty, how many were inside the thirty yard line? Thirty-three. So 59% of all opposing drives started outside their own thirty yard line? That doesn’t seem so bad.