Red zone rumbling (or bumbling)

Chris Low points to a chink in Kentucky’s armor:

… The Wildcats are 119th nationally (out of 120 teams) in red zone defense. They’ve allowed 25 drives inside their 20-yard line this season, and teams have come away with points 24 times. That includes 19 touchdowns.

So in other words, when a team has the ball inside the Kentucky 20-yard line, it’s going to score a touchdown nearly 80 percent of the time.

Sounds promising for Saturday night… except that Georgia’s percentage on the season is actually worse.  What the Dawg defense has done a better job of than Kentucky’s is keeping opponents out of the red zone in the first place.

On the flip side, when these two teams get in the red zone, UK’s offense has been better at scoring touchdowns than has Georgia’s (and, no, that hasn’t changed much with A.J.’s return).



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4 responses to “Red zone rumbling (or bumbling)

  1. AthensHomerDawg

    What’s up with our red zone scoring anyway? Seems like that has been a topic for discussion for way too long. Is it our offensive scheme?


    • Brandon

      Back when Richt was calling the shots on offense it was every year. We’ve actually been pretty good at it a couple of years under Bobo.


  2. ThePetis

    You know what’s amazing, and very encouraging… we are 2nd in the SEC in red zone opportunities and 1st in the SEC (by a wide margin) in limiting our opponnents red zone opportunities.


  3. Macallanlover

    We may help their RZ ranking if we continue to think dive plays that begin 7 yards deep and run between the guards along with the low-percentage fade are our only options. We have a quick-hitter with the FB, a mobile QB that can challenge the edge thus putting pressure on the DBs, and a solid set of TEs to consider.