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1 — Field goals Tennessee placekicker Brent Cimiglia has made this year out of three attempts. The two misses are surprises from the preseason First Team All-SEC selection.
3 — Kentucky players are from the state of Tennessee, freshman DL Tre’vonn Rybka (Dickson), NG Quinton Bohanna (Cordova) and OT Darian Kinnard (Knoxville). The latter two are two of the most important players for the Wildcats in this highly anticipated battle in the trenches.
4 — Fumbles Kentucky has lost this season. Missouri is the only team in the SEC that’s coughed up the ball more.
5 — Times Jarrett Guarantano was sacked against Georgia, losing two fumbles in the process. He also threw an interception in Athens. In his only loss to Kentucky, the Wildcats sacked him seven times in 2017.
6 — Interceptions against Miss. State did great for UK in the national stats. Now only three teams in college football have picked off more passes.
7 — Total coaches previously worked at UK or Tennessee. Eddie Gran spent a season with Lane Kiffin and Darin Hinshaw worked for Derek Dooley for three seasons. Tennessee defensive coordinator Derrick Ansley and defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh were on Mark Stoops’ first Kentucky coaching staff. Pruitt’s righthand man, Tee Martin, was Joker Phillips’ recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach. More recently quality control assistant Michael Colosimo was a GA for Vince Marrow and director of recruiting content Clay Bollinger was a student recruiting assistant at UK.
8 — Where Kentucky’s rush defense ranks nationally, surrendering just 83.3 yards per game. Tennessee’s rush offense ranks 64th in America.
14 — Incompletions Jarrett Guarantano has thrown in three games against UK.
17 — Play drive is how Kentucky started last year’s game, marching 75 yards down the field and taking up more than ten minutes of clock. Kentucky led 13-0 before Guarantano entered the game and brought the Vols back to life.
23 — Tackles by Kentucky and Tennessee’s leading tacklers, Henry To’o To’o and Jamin Davis.
26.8% — Is how often Tennessee converts on third down. It ranks 13th in the SEC and 68th out 76 FBS teams.
36 — Years since Kentucky won in Knoxville. It’s time for another streak to be snapped.