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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Monday Morning Offensive Breakdown (Louisville)

We’d been naive not to concede that part of the reason the offense looked so good on Saturday is because the Louisville defense might be the worst Power 5 defense UK has played in the last 25 years.  With that said, I felt UK really got its best players in the right positions all night long, the playcalling fit what Terry Wilson is best at, and the offensive line was absolutely dominant as UK put up its best offensive numbers of the year and of the Mark Stoops era.  We will see if that kind of performance carries over into the bowl game against a much better opponent, but with many of these guys back in 2019, we might have got a taste of what the offense could be next season.

1st Down
Run: 17 rushes, 83 yards
Pass: 8-14, 112 yards, 1 INT

Run: 213 rushes, 1229 yards, 13 TD (1 fumble lost)
Pass: 82-122, 919 yards, 6 TD, 4 INT  (9 sacks allowed) (2 fumbles lost)

Recap: Deadly efficient outside of the incredibly stupid Bowden INT play.  Terry Wilson was an absolute weapon against a pathetic UL defense and Snell-Rose pounded out almost 5 yards a carry over and over again.  It’s been a key to the UK offense all season to be productive on 1st down.

2nd Down
Run: 17 rushes, 199 yards, 4 TD
Pass: 7-7, 112 yards, 2 TD, 1 sack allowed

Run: 161 rushes, 946 yards, 10 TD (3 fumbles lost)
Pass: 61-85, 629 yards, 5 TD, 1 INT (8 sacks allowed)

Recap: I’m not sure I’ve ever seen stats like this for a particular down.  UK gained 311 yards on 2nd alone, scoring 6 of their 8 touchdowns in this series of plays.  They gained almost 13 yards A PLAY overall with a sack included.  It says a lot about UK getting the ball in the hands of it’s weapons and just how bad that UL defense was.

3rd Down and Long (6 yards or more)
Run: 2 rushes, 9 yards (converted 0 of 2)
Pass: 1-2, 32 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT (converted 1 of 2)

Run: 23 rushes, 116 yards (converted 2 of 23)
Pass: 25-46, 303 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT, 5 sacks allowed (converted 10 of 51)

Recap: While overall just a 1 for 4 conversion rate, the TD pass to Ali makes up for it all.  3rd and long has been a disaster for the Cats all season long with not much threat in the passing game, but if Terry Wilson can up his percentage of deep passes in 2019, the offense could become far more lethal.

3rd Down and Short (5 yards or less)
Run: 5 rushes, 12 yards (converted 3 of 5)
Pass: No Plays

Run: 49 rushes, 249 yards, 1 TD (converted 36 of 49)
Pass: 14-23, 106 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT, 3 sacks allowed (converted 12 of 26)

Recap: Solid conversion rate here in a game where the Cats never really needed it.  The had been hitting around 70% for most of year and with the rushing attack at its best when needing 1-5 good yards, this situation is where UK wants to be.

Article written by Bryan the Intern

11 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Monday Morning Offensive Breakdown (Louisville)

  1. MTSCHE3
    10:12 am November 26, 2018 Permalink

    if I am not mistaken, we converted on a 4th down. Pass to Baker

  2. ClutchCargo
    10:13 am November 26, 2018 Permalink

    I think I speak for a lot of us when I say I really don’t care about the stats we put up in that game. The opening up of the playbook and letting play makers make plays was what it was all about for me. Hoping to see more of the same going forward, whether it’s a close game or a blowout.

    • Iamheasyouarehe
      10:25 am November 26, 2018 Permalink


    • UKfanman01
      11:07 am November 26, 2018 Permalink

      Maybe I speak for myself but I’m all about the stats from this last game. Especially because they smashed us last year. What a better way than to hit back harder and kick em while they’re down. UK DOD exactly what they needed to do, regardless how bad they are (uoflol)

    • ClutchCargo
      11:33 am November 26, 2018 Permalink

      What I was trying to say is that I don’t care that the big numbers we put up were partially because UofLOL is so terrible. We played our game and the score was what it was, and that was great to see. That it resulted in the dirty birds getting steamrolled on their own field was a huge bonus.

    • trumpetguy
      12:46 pm November 26, 2018 Permalink

      Yep, getting Bowden more touches from whatever means necessary should be a high priority from here on out.

    • east-ky-boy
      2:55 pm November 26, 2018 Permalink

      I agree

  3. UKfanman01
    11:14 am November 26, 2018 Permalink

    did*** not dod. If UK had squeaked by everyone would both them because, of course, its Kentucky and they suck. Let them relish for once for God’s sake.

  4. UKfanman01
    11:14 am November 26, 2018 Permalink

    bash**** not both. God auto correct is killing me

    • JASUN74
      3:44 pm November 26, 2018 Permalink

      Hahaha. It’s all good. We got the point. I also Walton know our stats. It’s really important to know, so you can know what you need to be work on. I’m really glad they thumped them. I’ve really had the most fun I’ve ever had this year as a fan. I can’t wait to see a second, and third year Terry Wilson. We really are just getting it going, and I for one am overjoyed. In my opinion, We will have the best Overall team we’ve ever had next year!! It will lead to a 11-1 regular season and a SEC EAST CHAMPIONSHIP. 2019 SEC EAST CHAMPIONS & 2020 SEC & NATIONAL CHAMPIONS. GO CATS. I’m not just saying this because of our game with Louisville either. I’ve said it since before the beginning of last year and I took a few big hits for it too. Lmao. I BELIEVE IN THIS PROGRAM!!! It’s our time and with the way our coaches develop and our talent we have , an bringing in we are on our way to the top ten, year in and out!! Going to be a special next few years , my fellow Cat fans. Win or lose I love the KENTUCKY WILDCATS.

    • jaws2
      5:44 pm November 26, 2018 Permalink

      Man I’ve believed in this program for FIFTY TWO years, and I think you’re WAAAAY over optimistic.
      I suppose you don’t think every team in the East is going to get better. Seriously?