Last I checked, I’m no defensive coordinator, although I only give up 13.7 points per game on the new Madden. But outside of that, my real life defensive scheming is very limited.
That being said, I think Kentucky should encourage Maty Mauk to throw to his right on Saturday because he hasn’t accomplished anything on that side of the field, statistically.
According to Brandon Kiley of The Sports Wire in Columbia, Mauk has thrown for four touchdowns and zero interceptions to his left. To his right, Mauk has thrown for zero touchdowns and four interceptions.
Of course, until we see film of all of his throws, which I do not plan to do before Saturday, it’s hard to grasp why the statistics are so lopsided from one side of the field to the other. But on numbers alone, I prefer Mauk chucking it out to his right.
Then again, Missouri’s team passer rating of 96.9 currently ranks 112th out of 128 teams in college football, so maybe Kentucky lets Mizzou throw it anywhere on the field. Mauk has always been one of America’s best at throwing it into the arms of the other team. He was among the leaders in interceptions thrown last season and he’s off to a good start in 2015, ranking eighth with four picks this year.
It could be a big day for the Kentucky defense. They better come to play.