Kentucky has not just one, but two quarterbacks on the short list of the best third down passers in college football.
Pro Football Focus, the leader in performance grading for all positions in both the NFL and college football games each week, shared its highest-graded quarterbacks on third and fourth down attempts, and both Terry Wilson and Sawyer Smith are among the best.
Smith’s 89.6 grade is fifth best in the NCAA; Wilson is tenth with an 87.0:
As a team, Kentucky is ranked No. 24 in the nation in third down conversion percentage. The Cats have successfully converted half of their 40 third down scenarios so far this year.
I know one of the 20 unsuccessful attempts — a 3rd-and-2 against Florida — we’d like to try again.