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Kentucky/Florida: Numbers You Need to Know

I don’t need to tell you Kentucky has lost to Florida 30 consecutive times, but I do need to tell you a few important numbers that will directly impact today’s game.

61,000 — The amount of people who will be in Feleipe Franks’ ear while he is trying to call plays.  The redshirt Florida quarterback has never played a game on the road in his short two-game career.

2  — The Gators have only played two games this year, thanks to Hurricane Irma.  The storm forced Florida to cancel their second game of the season against Colorado State.

3 — Players on the field who have at least two interceptions.  Kentucky’s Honey Badger, Mike Edwards, has a pair of picks.  Florida’s Duke Dawson and C.J. Henderson each have two interceptions; three of those four picks were returned for touchdowns.

62 — Each starting quarterback is completing 62 percent of their passes.

32:32 — Kentucky’s average time of possession through three games is the third-best in the SEC.  The longer the Cats can keep the Gators’ defense on the field, the better.

50.18 — Florida punter Johnny Townsend’s punting average is pretty damn good; the best in the conference.  He’ll flip the field at will.  Kentucky must consistently move the ball, even if drives don’t finish in points, to mitigate Townsend’s impact.

21.5 — The average points per game the Florida offense has scored, ranked at the bottom of the SEC.

57 — Rushing yards Kentucky has allowed per game, the best in the SEC and third in the nation.  On the other side of the ball, Florida has surrenders 199 rushing yards per game, 13th in the SEC.  Cole Cubelic has your stat of the day:

All of the Numbers in Today’s Tale of the Tape:


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

1 Comment for Kentucky/Florida: Numbers You Need to Know

  1. AGSlater
    7:03 pm September 23, 2017 Permalink

    Florida 28
    Kentucky 6