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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Monday Morning Playcalling Breakdown (Mississippi State)

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The breakdown of the offensive production in various situations against Mississippi State, as well as the combined season statistics through 7 games in each of those situations:

1ST DOWN
Run: 16 rushes for 92 yards (5.8 ypc)
Pass: 14-24, 148 yards, 1 INT

Combined Season Statistics
Run: 104 rushes for 543 yards (5.2 ypc), 3 TD
Pass: 68-103, 747 yards, 5 TD, 3 INT, 6 sacks for -45 yards

RECAP: Honestly, the Cats were pretty good on 1st down all night.  The 2nd and 3rd quarters saw the passing game hit a wall but UK was consistently able to get big chunks in the running game and hit some nice passes too.

2ND DOWN AND LONG (6 yards or more)
Run: 4 rushes for 3 yards (0.8 ypc)
Pass: 8-13, 43 yards, 2 INT, 1 sack for -6 yards

Combined Season Statistics
Run: 51 rushes for 259 yards (5.1 ypc), 1 TD
Pass: 32-59, 363 yards, 2 INT, 3 sacks for -22 yards

RECAP: Ugly, ugly, ugly.  Cats had no ability to get anything going in 2nd and long.  Despite running 18 plays on 2nd and long, they only converted 1 into a first down.  Pathetically bad.

2ND DOWN AND SHORT (5 yards or less)
Run: 6 rushes for 28 yards (4.7 ypc), 1 TD
Pass: 3-4, 8 yards

Combined Season Statistics
Run: 30 rushes for 105 yards (3.5 ypc), 6 TD
Pass: 13-18, 84 yards, 1 INT

RECAP: Much like 2nd and long, not much production here.  Towles QB sneak for a touchdown is included here and a couple other decent runs, but overall just an inability to move forward.

3RD DOWN AND LONG (6 yards or more)
Run: 3 rushes for 23 yards (7.7 ypc) (converted 1 of 3)
Pass: 4-7, 57 yards (converted 4 of 7)

Combined Season Statistics
Run: 11 rushes for 134 yards (12.2 ypc), 1 TD (converted 7 of 11)
Pass: 30-51, 458 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT, 6 sacks for -43 yards (converted 21 of 57)

RECAP: UK actually saw some good success on these tough downs.  To convert half of your 3rd downs in a long scenario is pretty darn good.  Kinda surprising in the 1st half to see the Cats try and run it for a 1st down on 3 different occasions, but it worked once.

3RD DOWN AND SHORT (5 yards or less)
Run: 3 rushes for 23 yards (7.7 ypc) (converted 2 of 3)
Pass: 1-3, 4 yards (converted 1 of 3)

Combined Season Statistics
Run: 19 rushes for 73 yards (3.8 ypc) (converted 11 of 19)
Pass: 5-14, 71 yards, 3 sacks for -25 yards (converted 5 of 17)

RECAP: The 2 rushing conversions came late in the game when the result was not in doubt.  Again, and this has been a theme all season, UK can’t get the tough yards on 3rd and short.  The passing game has been pathetic all year and to only convert 11 of 19 in 3rd and short with the run shows a complete lack of execution and struggle on the offensive line.

Article written by Bryan the Intern

3 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Monday Morning Playcalling Breakdown (Mississippi State)



  1. BTI
    9:07 am October 26, 2015 Permalink

    One more thing, Mississippi State is good and Kentucky is not good



  2. The Professor
    12:02 pm October 26, 2015 Permalink

    You state that we were “pretty good” on 1st down . However, we had 10, 2nd downs and short plays and 17, 2nd down and long plays. While that is not awful it certainly does not qualify as “pretty good”.



  3. WC
    1:19 pm October 26, 2015 Permalink

    OFFENSIVE LINE Nuff said!!