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A Few Startling Statistics on UK/Auburn

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We all know that Freddie Maggard is a numbers man.  When he mentioned some of these on the KSR Podcast, I couldn’t believe it.  Let’s just say that Auburn’s offensive output is less than impressive.

Explosive Plays of 20+ Yards

Auburn only has 13 plays of more than 20 yards through five games.  That’s less than 3 a game.  Of the 13 explosive plays, 8 of them were against San Jose State and Jacksonville Stats.  They are at the bottom of the SEC, and by a wide margin.

Kentucky has 19 passes of more than 20 yards, but Auburn’s quarterbacks have only been able to complete 7.  They only have 6 runs over 20 yards compared to 8 by UK, bringing Kentucky’s total to 27 (for you mathmagicians, that’s double what Auburn has produced).

Receivers Catching Passes

With Duke Williams off the team, only 6 receivers have caught a pass for Auburn this year.  Ricardo Louis and Melvin Ray have a combined 28 receptions, for 277 yards and 3 touchdown.  Their bottom 4 receivers have only caught 10 passes combined.  They essentially have two receivers with any experience, with the majority of their passes going to running backs on check-downs and screens.  Their production at wide receiver is less than the Kansas City Chiefs.

Conversely, Kentucky’s top four receivers – Dorian Baker, Juice Johnson, Jeff Badet and Blake Bone – have 67 receptions for 298 yards and 7 touchdowns.  To give you a better perspective, Juice Johnson has 278 yards receiving, one more than their two best receivers COMBINED.

You can blame some of that on their play at quarterback, but it’s tough to throw the ball when you don’t have anyone to catch it.

Bottom of the Barrel

Auburn is dead last in the SEC in opponents’ 3rd down conversion percentage (47%), dead last in rushing defense (210 ypg), and tied for last in sacks allowed (45, or 1.4 a game).  The Tigers are 13th in the SEC in passing offense (769 total yards) and #12 in Red Zone offense.

On the other hand, Kentucky is 1st in the SEC in Red Zone offense, as only one of ten teams in the nation with a 100% conversion rate.  The only statistical category they scrape near the bottom is in rushing offense, ranked 13th with only 135 yards per game.

The Stat to End All Stats

Mark Stoops is 7-0 as a head coach when his team has the lead entering the 4th quarter (a.k.a. PLEASE have a lead after the 3rd so we all don’t lose our minds).

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

11 Comments for A Few Startling Statistics on UK/Auburn



  1. Nick's spelling and grammar teacher
    2:03 pm October 15, 2015 Permalink

    Is smh’ing at his articles



  2. Huh
    2:13 pm October 15, 2015 Permalink

    “Juice Johnson has 278 yards receiving, one more than their two best receivers COMBINED.”
    “… Dorian Baker, Juice Johnson, Jeff Badet and Blake Bone — have 67 receptions for 298 yards… ”
    So Baker, Badet, and Bone have combined for 20 yards?



    • Dylan
      2:19 pm October 15, 2015 Permalink

      I was bout to say the same damn thing



    • J-Dub421
      3:09 pm October 15, 2015 Permalink

      That is clearly a typo.



    • pithuahua
      3:09 pm October 15, 2015 Permalink

      My college math skills were not that great, but this means that after Johnson the other three only have a combined twenty yards receiving? Whaaaat. He must have meant 1200 yards?



    • Kim
      4:58 pm October 15, 2015 Permalink

      You missed teasing Roush about the sacks allowed typo. If Auburn has allowed “45, or 1.4 a game” that means Auburn has played 30 games this year.

      We love you Roush, but dear lord man, proofread.



  3. whoa
    3:06 pm October 15, 2015 Permalink

    takes from artcle:
    if uk wins – no big deal…
    if uk loses – we really suk



    • Hilarious
      3:25 pm October 15, 2015 Permalink

      still trolling.



  4. BigBlueOne
    3:24 pm October 15, 2015 Permalink

    Another good stat- 9-0 under Stoops when leading at halftime. So… my vote is we come out gunning and lead for the entire game…



  5. fatbrat
    3:25 pm October 15, 2015 Permalink

    Johnson is #148 in the country with 19 for 278
    Baker is #152 in the country with 24 for 276
    Statistically speaking its not all that impressive but we are 4-1



  6. Rixter
    5:26 pm October 15, 2015 Permalink

    The NCAA has outlawed Targeting and the Horse-collar tackle.

    Can we now work on making it illegal for coaches to wear visors and vests? These 2 items are much more egregious than the aforementioned items