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

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The breakdown of the offensive production in various situations against South Carolina, as well as the combined season statistics through 2 games in each of those situations:

1ST DOWN
Run: 16 rushes for 130 yards (8.1 ypc), 1 TD
Pass: 8-11, 77 yards, 1 sack for -5 yards

Combined Season Statistics
Run: 29 rushes for 230 yards (7.9 ypc), 2 TD
Pass: 15-23, 151 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 3 sacks for -14 yards

RECAP: The Cats made it 2 games in a row with a very potent rushing attack on first down, averaging over 8 yards per carry.  The big play potential of Boom Williams continues to be the Cats biggest weapon.  And Patrick Towles was efficient on 1st down, including one highlight reel throw to Jeff Badet in the 1st half.  Keep this up and UK will be in great positions all season long.

2ND DOWN AND LONG (6 yards or more)
Run: 8 rushes for 29 yards (3.6 ypc)
Pass: 5-7, 60 yards

Combined Season Statistics
Run: 16 rushes for 120 yards (7.5 ypc), 1 TD
Pass: 7-16, 76 yards, 1 sack for -8 yards

RECAP: Nothing much to write home about here but UK did experience some success in the passing game unlike in the 1st game.  UK did a better job getting into 3rd and short situations because of this improvement.

2ND DOWN AND SHORT (5 yards or less)
Run: 5 rushes for 11 yards (2.2 ypc), 2 TD
Pass: 1-1, 14 yards

Combined Season Statistics
Run: 5 rushes for 11 yards (2.2 ypc), 2 TD
Pass: 1-1, 14 yards

RECAP: UK scored both touchdowns in goal to go situations and completed the one pass they attempted.

3RD DOWN AND LONG (6 yards or more)
Run: 2 rushes for 30 yards (15.0 ypc) (converted 2 of 2)
Pass: 6-8, 24 yards, 1 INT (converted 0 of 8)

Combined Season Statistics
Run: 3 rushes for 32 yards (10.7 ypc) (converted 2 of 3)
Pass: 13-19, 191 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT (converted 5 of 19)

RECAP: I think the 3rd down conversion stats in this scenario are quite telling.  UK was unable to convert on any of the 8 passing plays they ran on 3rd and long but converted on both of the running plays.  What is a minor concern is that UK completed 6 of 8 passes in 3rd and long but didn’t convert on any of them.  Kinda reminds me of the Joker Phillips bubble screen days, but that is only a minor complaint.

3RD DOWN AND SHORT (5 yards or less)
Run: 2 rushes for 16 yards (converted 2 of 2)
Pass: 0-1 (converted 0 of 1)

Combined Season Statistics
Run: 2 rushes for 16 yards (converted 2 of 2)
Pass: 0-3 (converted 0 of 3)

RECAP: Only 3 plays in this scenario and UK converted 2 of 3 overall.  And continuing the trend of the game, both of those conversions were on running plays and the one failure was on a passing play.  Until we see further, UK gets it’s important yards on the ground.

Article written by Bryan the Intern

4 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Monday Morning Playcalling Breakdown (South Carolina)



  1. CatFan26
    8:26 am September 14, 2015 Permalink

    Have there been any injury updates on Mikel Horton?



  2. BBNBIGTIME
    9:21 am September 14, 2015 Permalink

    Cream “field”? Is that a poke at Matt Jones’ inability to pronounce the name of the football guru Phee-uhl Stee-uhl (Phil Steele)?



  3. Dustin
    10:42 am September 14, 2015 Permalink

    How about breaking down the play calling in the 1st half vs. the 2nd half?

    My only concern is that the play calling became very conservative as the game went on. We were playing not to lose rather than playing to win.



    • Football Sayings
      12:57 pm September 14, 2015 Permalink

      1. The most popular guy on the roster is the backup QB
      2. The most criticized person on the staff is the Offensive Coordinator
      3. BBN leads the country in armchair coaching