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Kentucky Statistics (The Positive Kind)

Bryan Lynn | USA Today

Bryan Lynn | USA Today

Bryan Lynn | USA Today

By now I think most of us have learned about Kentucky’s not-so-impressive defensive stat sheet. The following are positive statistics for a select few Wildcats:

SEC Individual Rankings

Wide Receiver, Jeff Badet

— 1st in Yards per Catch; 34.33

— 2nd Long All Purpose Plays

Running Back, Boom Williams

— 4th Yards from Scrimmage; 121.3 ypg

— 3rd Long Scrimmage Plays

— 4th Rushing; 113.67 ypg

Linebacker, Jordan Jones

— 1st Total Tackles; 11.67 per game

Safety, Mike Edwards

— 3rd Total Tackles; 9 per game

— 3rd Passes Defended; 5

Cornerback, JD Harmon

— Tied for 1st Interceptions; 2

Safety Blake McClain

— Tied for 1st Interceptions; 2

Cornerback Derrick Baity

— Tied 1st Interceptions; 2

Punt Returner Charles Walker

1st Punt Return Yards; 33.7 per, 1 TD

As you can see there have been productive and significant contributions by individual players. Team statistics, specifically on defense, need to improve in order to provide a spark and a stop when it takes on South Carolina. 

Article written by Freddie Maggard

Former University of Kentucky Quarterback and Andy Griffith Fan Club President

6 Comments for Kentucky Statistics (The Positive Kind)

  1. minton22
    4:45 pm September 20, 2016 Permalink

    Let’s petition to bring back that black uniform with chrome helmets

  2. easy
    4:58 pm September 20, 2016 Permalink

    I think its time KSR moved on from putting out individual defensive players’ tackle numbers being high as a good thing – because its not. Good defenses spread around tackles because they have good players all over the field, and aren’t forced to rely on a handful of good players to make all the plays. It is especially bad when a defensive back (Edwards) has high tackle numbers because that means the front 7 is getting gashed way too often on run plays and that there is no backfield pressure. Look and see how many of those top 5-10 tacklers are on the best SEC defenses..there generally aren’t many, and they especially aren’t DBs.

    So yeah, the rest of these statistics are objectively good things. Tackles not so much.

  3. BluKudzu
    5:17 pm September 20, 2016 Permalink

    Look, these are great numbers individually. I am thrilled our guys are being recognized for their accomplishments thus far, and I hope there are many more to come, FOR THE TEAM!
    Don’t know if you follow, or even care, the saragin ratings, but I do, just to see where they lump us into the pile. We are rated in the mid 80s right now, kinda below the better MAC teams, and even with the mid range to lower MAC teams, and mid to upper OVC teams.
    Thought it peculiar that we have so many good stats, but not rated very high as a team. Maybe, that is the reason, we are not yet one cohesive team?
    Just a burnt out’s thought of the day.

    • UK Big Board Update
      10:07 pm September 20, 2016 Permalink

      So you’re saying this team has some issues it needs to figure out? Hot take.

    • BluKudzu
      6:31 am September 21, 2016 Permalink

      Nice comment ukbbud, stepping right up and adding nothing to any post as always. You are a sad, sad, person, and you have my pity.

    • UK Big Board Update
      9:14 am September 22, 2016 Permalink

      U mad