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After Action Review: Austin Peay

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An After Action Review, or AAR, is a US Army evaluation tool used to analyze an intended mission/action. Let’s apply this method to the Kentucky-Austin Peay football game:

 

WHAT WERE INTENDED RESULTS

-Win the football game

WHAT WERE ACTUAL RESULTS

-Won the football game 49-13

WHAT CAUSED OUR RESULTS

Record breaking run game

-Boom Williams and Benny Snell have both rushed for over 1,000-yards marking the first time in Kentucky Football history that two Wildcats have surpassed the 1,000-yard mark in the same season.

-Benny Snell is the first Kentucky freshman to exceed 1,000 rush yards in a season. Snell’s 1,006-yards is also the most ever for a UK freshman RB breaking Moe Williams’ total of 928 in 1993.

-Boom Williams and Benny Snell have the most combined rush yards in program history with 2,078-yards which was held by Sonny Collins and Mike Fanuzzi’s 1879 in 1974.

-UK’s 5.54 yards per carry are the most in school history as the Cats topped the 1974 record of 4.94.

Stephen Johnson doing Stephen Johnson things

-Johnson did not start the game but was available in case of an emergency. Austin Peay’s 13-0 early lead proved to be an emergency.

-Johnson registered a 232 QB Efficiency Rating by going 5-9, 101 yards, and 2 touchdowns.

-The junior is undebatable offensive leader as he provides both a calming and motivational presence in the offensive huddle.

WHAT WILL WE SUSTAIN? IMPROVE?

SUSTAIN

Post route passing

-Stephen Johnson has thrown several on-target post routes in 2016. He connected with Jeff Badet and Garrett Johnson vs. Austin Peay. Badet also dropped a post route that could have potentially been a touchdown.

Boom Williams-Benny Snell-JoJo Kemp

-Boom Williams: 1,072 rush yards on the season. Boom has rushed for 2,413 career yards which is good enough for 7th in Kentucky history.

-Benny Snell: 1,006 rush yards. His 12 touchdowns are the most by a SEC RB in 2016.

-JoJo Kemp: 1,649 career yards and 19 touchdowns rank him 16th in UK history.

 

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IMPROVE

Tackling

-Numerous missed tackles enabled Austin Peay to move the football at will in the early onset of Saturday’s game.

Pursuit angles

-Wildcat defenders were shallow in pursuit against Tennessee. It over-pursued vs. Austin Peay which allowed open cut back lanes for Governor ball carries.

Catching the football

-Only one obvious drop, however it came when Jeff Badet dropped a potential touchdown pass from Stephen Johnson on a post route. Badet’s drop was eerily similar to his miscue vs. Georgia when the football was transferred from his hands to a Bulldog defender.

Penalties

10 flags, 85 yards, 2 touchdowns nullified. High number of fouls can be an indication of a lack of focus.

Saturday was similar to the Georgia outing when penalties occurred during inopportune times in the contest.

Article written by Freddie Maggard

Former University of Kentucky Quarterback and Andy Griffith Fan Club President

3 Comments for After Action Review: Austin Peay



  1. RealCatsFan
    5:47 pm November 21, 2016 Permalink

    We can’t exactly say that our football team is hitting on all cylinders the past several games. Tackling (or lack thereof) is a major concern with the notion of having to deal with a runner as slippery as Lamar Jackson on Saturday. Cats will have to shore up that part of the game big time, or it could get ugly.



  2. WeareBBN
    10:17 pm November 21, 2016 Permalink

    Freddie I really like your articles on here and respect your knowledge of the game. With that I ask: Why is it that we continue to take bad angles and also miss lots of tackles. this was not a problem just vs AP, it has been for years since Stoops took over. You see practices so what are the coaches teaching? As a fan I see we attempt several tackles starting at the chest and shoulder area, one of the first things taught normally is waist and down, even 10 year olds are taught this. No way it can be fixed in a week and I fear a long day coming for us Saturday.