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Stats that Confirm Kentucky has a Good Football Team




It’s been a rocky road, but Kentucky is sitting pretty at 4-1, tied for 2nd in the SEC East.  Here are some individual statistics that confirm the Cats are heading in the right direction.

—  UK is 100% in the Red Zone, the only SEC team to remain perfect through five games and one of only 10 in the nation *knock on wood*.

—  Rushing yards per attempt:  Boom Williams is 3rd behind Leonard Fournette and Nick Chubb with 7.3 per attempt.

—  Boom’s 75-yard touchdown ties Fournette for the second longest rush of the year, only behind Nick Chubb’s 83-yarder against Alabama last week.

—  Kentucky is 29th in the nation on 3rd down defense, holding opponents to convert only 31% of the time.

Patrick Towles isn’t as inaccurate as you think. His 61.5% completion percentage is right in the middle of the SEC at #7.  In almost every category, touchdowns, yards etc., he sits at about 7th.  Not great, but not bad at all.

—  Dorian Baker’s 3 receiving touchdowns are only two behind the league’s leader, Mizzou’s Quincy Adeboyejo.

—  Juice and Dorian are #10 and#11 in receiving yards.  It tells me that Pat is spreading the ball around well, while having two consistent go-to targets.

—  Cory Johnson’s 30 tackles in two games remain incomprehensible.

—  Josh Forrest is third in the SEC with 49 tackles.

—  JD Harmon’s 2 interceptions put him one back from the league leaders. 

Article written by Nick Roush

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

1 Comment for Stats that Confirm Kentucky has a Good Football Team

  1. Chicago Cat
    5:20 pm October 10, 2015 Permalink

    You don’t say