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Kentucky-Ole Miss: Numbers You Need to Know

Matt Bush | USA Today Sports

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3 — Players completed passes for Ole Miss against Florida. In addition to Matt Corral, last year’s starter, John Rhys Plumlee, and wide receiver Dontario Drummond let it rip last week. Drummond’s trick play went for 45 yards.

4 — Plays the Ole Miss offense had of 40 yards or more against Florida. The next closest team only had two. They also had seven plays of 30 yards or more, tied for first in the SEC alongside Miss. State.

8.9 — Average yards per carry on seven attempts by Kavosiey Smoke in week one, thanks in large part to his 35-yard touchdown run. The next closest Wildcat averaged 3.2 yards per carry.

9 — Week one receptions by Josh Ali were a career-high for the senior wide receiver. He also set a new career-high with 98 receiving yards. Akeem Hayes also played he best game of his career, catching his first touchdown as a Wildcat.

10 — Passes Elijah Moore caught against Florida, almost half of Corral’s 22 completions. The slot receiver racked up 227 receiving yards and will be targeted often this afternoon.

12 — Third downs UK converted out of 19 attempts in week one. The 63.2% trails only Alabama and Ole Miss in the SEC, who each converted 9-of-14 third down attempts.

30 — Average yards per catch by Dontario Drummond. He also averages a touchdown per reception, catching two passes a week ago.

36:29 — Kentucky possessed the ball longer than any other SEC team in week one, holding the ball almost a minute longer than the Georgia Bulldogs.

64.9 — Terry Wilson’s completion percentage was the mean of all SEC quarterbacks in week one.

642 — Yards allowed by the Ole Miss defense, more than any other team in the SEC. Kentucky ranks fourth in the conference in total defense after allowing just 324 against Auburn.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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