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

Each Monday I will break down the offensive numbers in hopefully a more interesting way that you normally see.  I like to see if there are certain situations where the UK offense excels, based on down and distance.  I will also keep a running count of the stats over the course of the season.  Against South Carolina, the offense wasn’t necessarily explosive but some key plays on 3rd down allowed the Cats to control the clock and we saw a little more of the rushing attack that we became accustomed to last year.

1st Down
Pass: 5-8, 46 yards, 1 INT
Run: 23 rushes for 81 yards (1 fumble lost) (3.5 ypc)

Combined Season Statistics
Pass: 18-28, 286 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 1 sack for -8 yards
Run: 54 rushes for 237 yards (4.4 ypc) (2 fumbles lost)

Breakdown: UK was actually pretty bad on 1st down, with both turnovers in the first half a subpar yards per carry.  But the gameplan was methodical and in the 2nd half, UK ran 14 running plays compared to just 1 pass play.  Overall, the numbers were not impressive and they really haven’t been all season, but beyond the turnovers I think UK did what it needed to do to get drives and sets of downs going.
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2nd Down and Long (6 yards or more)
Pass: 3-5, 40 yards
Run: 11 rushes for 27 yards (2.5 ypc)

Combined Season Statistics
Pass: 9-16, 118 yards, 1 TD
Run: 29 rushes for 117 yards (4.0 ypc)

Breakdown: UK fairly ineffective here, only hitting a couple decent pass plays.  The running attack was non-existent but used to control the clock.  For the season, this hasn’t been UK’s best situation to be in.

2nd Down and Short (5 yards or fewer)
Pass: 1-3, 6 yards
Run: 5 rushes for 13 yards (2.6 ypc), 2 TD

Combined Season Statistics
Pass: 4-6, 43 yards
Run: 11 rushes for 10 yards, 2 TD (0.9 ypc)

Breakdown: 9 plays for 19 yards.  But two of those were for touchdowns, the only touchdowns UK scored in the game.  So I guess boom or bust here.
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3rd Down and Long (6 yards or more)
Pass: 4-6, 56 yards, 1 sack for -12 yards (converted 4 of 7)
Run: 2 rushes for 57 yards (28.5 ypc) (converted 1 of 2)

Combined Season Statistics
Pass: 9-16, 106 yards, 4 sacks for -32 yards (converted 6 of 20)
Run: 7 rushes for 93 yards (13.3 ypc), 1 TD (converted 3 of 7)

Breakdown: If there was one key to the offensive success it would be in these situations.  UK turned 3rd and long into 1st downs 5 times, extending drives and draining clock in the 2nd half.  They converted 2 of the first touchdown drive and obviously Johnson’s huge run in the 4th quarter was a game clincher.

3rd Down and Short (5 yards or more)
Pass: 3-4, 17 yards (converted 3 of 4)
Run: 3 rushes for 26 yards (8.7 ypc) (converted 1 of 3)

Combined Season Statistics
Pass: 304, 17 yards (converted 3 of 4)
Run: 11 rushes for 59 yards, 1 TD (4.1 ypc) (converted 6 of 11)

Breakdown:

Article written by Bryan the Intern

1 Comment for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Monday Morning Offensive Breakdown (South Carolina)



  1. BUCats
    11:50 am September 18, 2017 Permalink

    BTI did you not finish?