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TaxSlayer Bowl: Numbers You Need to Know

The back cover to UK's TaxSlayer Bowl Media Guide.

The back cover to UK’s TaxSlayer Bowl Media Guide.

Georgia Tech Season Stats

CategoryPer Game AverageConference RankNational Rank
Scoring Offense 27.8869
Rushing Offense 257.421
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Passing Offense 131.214123
Total Offense388.61182
Scoring Defense251047
Rushing Defense174.171064
Passing Defense233.9973
Total Defense 408.1963

Other noteworthy numbers:

  • Georgia Tech has only 16 sacks, No. 114 in FBS
  • Despite employing a rush-heavy offense, their TOP isn’t overwhelming at about 30 minutes per game.
  • Tech is tied-104th in the nation with 11 fumbles lost; Kentucky has lost 15 fumbles.
  • They convert 42% of their third downs, yet they allow opponents to convert 50% of their third downs, putting them at No. 126 in all of FBS.
  • Georgia Tech scored on 64% of their trips to the red zone, ranked No. 65 nationally.

Kentucky Season Stats

CategoryPer Game AverageConference RankNational Rank
Scoring Offense31854
Rushing Offense 241.25316
Passing Offense18713102
Total Offense428.3957
Scoring Defense31.21187
Rushing Defense22511108
Passing Defense214.5648
Total Defense 439.5988

Other noteworthy numbers:

  • A win would give the Cats their first Florida bowl victory in three tries.
  • Stephen Johnson is 7-2 as UK’s starting quarterback.
  • UK only needs 230 rushing yards to set the school’s single-season rush record.
  • Kentucky has converted 10 of 12 4th downs, third in the country.
  • UK scored on 87% of their trips to the red zone, 37th in the country; 62% of those scores were touchdowns.
  • In average Time of Possession, UK had the ball 30:02, Georgia Tech had it 30:07.

 

Article written by Nick Roush

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