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NCAA’s top fumbling quarterbacks to meet in Knoxville


One of the biggest keys in Saturday’s game will simply be holding onto the football.

You see, Kentucky’s Stephen Johnson isn’t the only fumble-prone quarterback in the Southeastern Conference. Yes, he ranks first in the entire country in fumbles, but Tennessee’s Joshua Dobbs is one fumble shy of Johnson’s NCAA-leading nine fumbles on the season, which puts him in a tie with Boston College’s Patrick Towles, of all people, for second-worst in the game.

As a group, Tennessee fumbles the ball more than any team in the country with almost three fumbles per game. However, Tennessee is a little better at recovering its own fumbles, as Kentucky is among the worst in fumbles lost. Only Louisville is worse in that category.

Let’s go one step further: Kentucky and Tennessee rank No. 124 and 125 out of 128 teams in total giveaways per game.

Needless to say, if the Cats can avoid the costly mistakes and capitalize on Tennessee’s, an upset in Knoxville isn’t out of reach.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

13 Comments for NCAA’s top fumbling quarterbacks to meet in Knoxville

  1. Patches
    1:56 pm November 8, 2016 Permalink

    Beating UT at UT is for sure out of reach. Our 3 star players have no chance against their 5 stars.

    • Sentient Third Eye
      2:16 pm November 8, 2016 Permalink

      In reality, UT does not recruit like they once did. They are not Georgia or Alabama, who are loaded with 4 and 5 stars. UT has mostly 3-stars with some 4’s and only a sprinkling of 5’s. Not that much different than us.

    • UK Big Board Update
      3:46 pm November 8, 2016 Permalink

      Patches is also:

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      And his real name is Dennis Spain.

    • Sentient Third Eye
      4:16 pm November 8, 2016 Permalink

      I see. I make it a policy never to trust anyone named after a non-English-speaking country.

  2. BluKudzu
    2:00 pm November 8, 2016 Permalink

    Just figured out a way to get Conrad more touches with the ball; Let him pick it up when Stephen Johnson fumbles it.
    Just kidding folks, don’t get bent out of shape.
    Go Cats.

  3. Sarahvah
    2:00 pm November 8, 2016 Permalink

    so why is Towles garbage at BC too?

    • J-Dub421
      2:21 pm November 8, 2016 Permalink

      Because BC is garbage.

    • Rsn2GoBlu
      4:06 pm November 8, 2016 Permalink

      Towles are overrated coming out of HS. His grandfather pumped him up to be some AA. I watched the BC game this weekend hoping he would show something against UL. He sure did show something, that the UL DB’s are his favorite receivers.

    • za
      4:50 pm November 8, 2016 Permalink

      He is awful. Stop trying to sugar coat it. I get that he’s a nice and courteous guy. He does the same exact stuff there as he did here. Stairs down his receiver, holds the ball, shuffles feet and either gets sacked or misses the throw badly.

  4. truebluethroughandthrough
    2:12 pm November 8, 2016 Permalink

    IF?… If a frog had wings, it wouldn’t bump its ass.

  5. TWhite
    3:18 pm November 8, 2016 Permalink

    Am I the only one begging for a Wildcat package with Boom as the jet sweep motion man and Bennie as the Wildcat back? Seems like they would have to honor the threat of the sweep more..

    • secrick
      3:39 pm November 8, 2016 Permalink

      Sounds good to me, leave Johnson behind center and one of the 3 can run or Johnson can throw the ball. With Snell behind center everyone knows whats coming.

    • za
      4:55 pm November 8, 2016 Permalink

      I wish Benny would have handed it to the motion guy on second down in the UGA game at the end so bad.