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UK Football in the Stats: Depressed Young Fan Edition

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After three games, Kentucky is 1-2 and 0-1 in SEC play. With a crucial showdown vs. South Carolina on Saturday, let’s take a minute to review where Kentucky ranks nationally in various categories. (Warning: some may leave you as disheartened as this young UK fan on Saturday.)

First, the somewhat good…

Scoring offense: Kentucky 54th (34.7 points per game)

RANK Name

G

TD

FG

1XP

2XP

Safety

Points

Points/Game

1 Louisville 3 27 2 27 0 0 195 65.0
11 Alabama 3 18 4 18 0 0 138 46.0
17 Southern Mississippi 3 17 4 17 0 0 131 43.7
34 Troy 3 15 5 13 0 0 118 39.3
54 Kentucky 3 15 0 14 0 0 104 34.7
58 Florida 3 12 5 10 1 1 101 33.7
62 Missouri 3 13 3 10 1 0 99 33.0
64 New Mexico State 3 12 5 9 0 0 96 32.0
69 Tennessee 3 12 3 12 0 0 93 31.0
76 Georgia 3 11 3 10 0 1 87 29.0
104 Mississippi State 3 7 6 7 0 0 67 22.3
105 Vanderbilt 3 8 2 8 0 1 64 21.3
120 South Carolina 3 5 4 5 0 0 47 15.7

Total offense: Kentucky 68th, 416.7 yards per game

RANK Name

G

Rush yards

Pass yards

Plays

Total Yards

Yards/Play

Yards/Game

1 Louisville 3 1000 1038 217 2038 9.39 679.3
16 Missouri 3 445 1135 253 1580 6.25 526.7
18 Southern Mississippi 3 789 767 256 1556 6.08 518.7
33 Alabama 3 700 732 223 1432 6.42 477.3
40 Florida 3 606 792 228 1398 6.13 466.0
66 Georgia 3 557 699 227 1256 5.53 418.7
68 Kentucky 3 571 679 173 1250 7.23 416.7
84 New Mexico State 3 464 688 220 1152 5.24 384.0
90 Mississippi State 3 585 552 204 1137 5.57 379.0
101 Tennessee 3 567 486 206 1053 5.11 351.0
123 South Carolina 3 272 591 185 863 4.66 287.7
124 Vanderbilt 3 485 376 199 861 4.33 287.0
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Now for the bad…

Turnover Margin: Kentucky 115th, -1.33/game

RANK Name

G

Fum. Gain

Int. Gain

Total Gain

Fum. Lost

Int. Lost

Total Lost

Margin

Margin/G

13 New Mexico State 3 4 2 6 0 2 2 4 1.33
21 Georgia 3 3 5 8 3 2 5 3 1.00
21 Vanderbilt 3 3 2 5 1 1 2 3 1.00
21 Florida 3 1 4 5 0 2 2 3 1.00
36 Tennessee 3 5 1 6 1 3 4 2 0.67
46 South Carolina 3 2 3 5 3 1 4 1 0.33
46 Alabama 3 1 4 5 3 1 4 1 0.33
46 Mississippi State 3 2 1 3 1 1 2 1 0.33
90 Louisville 3 3 2 5 4 3 7 -2 -0.67
90 Missouri 3 1 5 6 5 3 8 -2 -0.67
98 Southern Mississippi 3 2 2 4 1 6 7 -3 -1.00
115 Kentucky 3 0 6 6 5 5 10 -4 -1.33

Total Defense: Kentucky 112th, 528 yards allowed per game

RANK Name

G

Rush Yards

Pass Yards

Plays

Total Yards

Yards/Play

Yards/G

1 Florida 3 127 262 150 389 2.59 129.7
10 Southern Mississippi 3 293 466 169 759 4.49 253.0
25 Louisville 3 340 566 223 906 4.06 302.0
32 Alabama 3 193 767 200 960 4.80 320.0
39 Tennessee 3 458 552 215 1010 4.70 336.7
40 Mississippi State 3 305 709 204 1014 4.97 338.0
42 Georgia 3 379 643 195 1022 5.24 340.7
88 South Carolina 3 578 668 231 1246 5.39 415.3
101 Vanderbilt 3 506 808 211 1314 6.23 438.0
103 Missouri 3 483 848 269 1331 4.95 443.7
120 New Mexico State 3 891 655 220 1546 7.03 515.3
122 Kentucky 3 729 855 258 1584 6.14 528.0

Scoring Defense: Kentucky 122nd, 43.7 points allowed/game

RANK Name

G

TD

FG

1XP

2XP

Safety

Points

Points/G

1 Florida 3 2 0 2 0 0 14 4.7
28 South Carolina 3 5 6 4 0 0 52 17.3
35 Tennessee 3 6 5 5 0 0 56 18.7
39 Mississippi State 3 8 1 7 0 0 58 19.3
41 Alabama 3 6 6 5 0 0 59 19.7
47 Louisville 3 8 2 8 0 0 62 20.7
60 Southern Mississippi 3 9 3 9 0 0 72 24.0
64 Vanderbilt 3 9 4 9 0 0 75 25.0
64 Missouri 3 9 4 9 0 0 75 25.0
64 Georgia 3 9 4 9 0 0 75 25.0
122 Kentucky 3 17 4 17 0 0 131 43.7
122 New Mexico State 3 18 2 17 0 0 131 43.7

Time of Possession: Kentucky 116th, 25:26 minutes/game

RANK Name

G

Total Time

Time/G

10 Florida 3

105:38

35:12.67

14 Georgia 3

103:59

34:39.67

19 Alabama 3

101:50

33:56.67

29 Southern Mississippi 3

99:10

33:03.33

46 Vanderbilt 3

94:45

31:35.00

64 Louisville 3

89:23

29:47.67

84 Tennessee 3

84:23

28:07.67

98 Mississippi State 3

80:30

26:50.00

110 South Carolina 3

78:25

26:08.33

116 Kentucky 3

76:14

25:24.67

118 New Mexico State 3

76:04

25:21.33

125 Missouri 3

69:45

23:15.00

Further rubbing salt in the wound, according to CBS’ Dennis Dodd, Kentucky is tied for first in touchdowns allowed by Power 5 schools:

1.  Kentucky: 17
1.  Texas Tech: 17
3.  Cal: 15
3.  Syracuse: 15
3.  Florida State: 15
6.  Iowa State: 14
6.  Texas: 14
8.  Arizona State: 13
8.  Notre Dame: 13
8.  Oregon: 13

Yeesh.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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6 Comments for UK Football in the Stats: Depressed Young Fan Edition



  1. empiremaker
    4:10 pm September 19, 2016 Permalink

    your data mining abilities are second to none, our football team however.. please just win.



  2. empiremaker
    4:13 pm September 19, 2016 Permalink

    correction, our football team, please don’t embarrass us/yourself.



  3. Han
    5:12 pm September 19, 2016 Permalink

    And yet there are people acting like only giving up 7 points in the 2nd half means all of these stats are meaningless.

    I mean, we let them almost double their average rushing without their top rusher. And they’re far from an SEC team.



  4. AGSlater
    5:31 pm September 19, 2016 Permalink

    Here is a stat- we suck



  5. BluKudzu
    9:15 pm September 19, 2016 Permalink

    This defense, and its performance thus far, has got to be killing Stoops. His reputation is taking hit after hit, across the media’s talking heads, and the national sports writers.
    I listened to a sports talk show in MICHIGAN today, while traveling for work, and they were yucking it up big time at his expense. They brought up a point….they said that Stoops better pray he gets fired after this season. They said if he resigns, he will likely never get another head coaching position, then they said if he finishes his time under contract, he will never be on the sidelines again, if he does not change everything. They kept calling coach Eliot “DJ Edwards” I dunno what that was all about.
    If our defense could gather it up for one game, it would be big, for their confidence. It just seems they have too far to go, and they are out of bus fare.



  6. Piedma Schwartz
    9:30 am September 20, 2016 Permalink

    Look at that last stat, though! Finally we’re mentioned in the same category as teams like Texas, ND, FSU and Oregon!