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The Hokies Describe What Makes Kentucky’s Pass Defense Elite

Kentucky’s pass defense is the best in the SEC. Fact. One might argue it’s the best in the nation.

No defense in America has allowed fewer touchdown passes than Kentucky. Opponents have thrown for just seven touchdowns all season and averaged 172.7 passing yards per game, ranked fourth in the FBS.

How did they get so good? Virginia Tech’s quarterback, Hendon Hooker, provided some insight from film study.

“Their D-line is very aggressive,” said Hooker. “They get to it, pretty big up front and they fly around on the back end in the secondary.”

It’s not just what they do in the pass rush. Head coach Justin Fuente credits their run defense for forcing teams into obvious passing situations.

“They’re really good on the defensive line. I would say the biggest thing is they have not had to always introducer the extra hat in the run game because they’re so good up front,” said Fuente.

“You can really be in a nightmare scenario if teams can play two-high (safeties), drop people into coverage and you can’t run the football. They have done that to people. They’re so good and big and physical up front, it’s very difficult to run the ball. You get behind the chains and they know you’re throwing it, it can lead to a really tough situation.”

Today UK’s defense will be tasked to limit a Virginia Tech offense that makes its money on explosive pass plays. Can they pass the final test? We’ll find out in just a few hours.

 

 

Article written by Nick Roush

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

7 Comments for The Hokies Describe What Makes Kentucky’s Pass Defense Elite



  1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    9:58 am December 31, 2019 Permalink

    Just don’t injure their starter. The backups for UT and UF torched us through the air.



  2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    10:04 am December 31, 2019 Permalink

    Hey #BBN, go to @FOXSports and vote for the UK 2011-2012 bball team as team of the decade. We’re deadlocked with Barcelona percentage wise, but we are technically in 1st place by a hair.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:06 am December 31, 2019 Permalink

      BTW, there are UK fans and Euros running smack at each other and some of it is pretty funny.



  3. runningunnin.454
    10:14 am December 31, 2019 Permalink

    Is this the show thread? I’ve been listening to Matt & Co on Iheart for two hours; but, it went away. Now it’s on my local radio station…STUFF AND COOK THE TURKEYS.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:17 am December 31, 2019 Permalink

      Go to WKJK 1080 if you’re on iHeartRadio on your PC or phone/tablet.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:18 am December 31, 2019 Permalink

      I started a ST on the post entitled “ Tune in now for KSR’s FOUR-hour Pregame Show”. Haha.

      I hate that they’re making us choose between KSR and the official pregame. I love both.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:26 am December 31, 2019 Permalink

      Let’s go back to the 4-hour pregame show; we had RCF there