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