The key to Saturday’s game

Usually, I just mention turnovers as a background caveat to the outcome of a Georgia game, but in Kentucky’s case, it’s not background.  It’s front and center.

What would it take for Kentucky to pull off an upset over Georgia this Saturday?

JC: Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers. And more turnovers. Kentucky grounded Mississippi State’s “Air Raid” with six interceptions in a 24-2 win. It picked off three passes and forced a fumble in the win at Tennessee. Jordan Wright register a Pick Six versus MSU. Kelvin Joseph and Jamin Davis each registered a Pick Six in Knoxville. Stoops could use one (or more) of those on Saturday. 

Here’s UK’s offensive game log so far.

Screenshot_2020-10-30 cfbstats com - 2020 Kentucky Wildcats Total Offense Game Log

The ‘Cats lost a game when they averaged better than seven and a half yards a play and won one by better than three touchdowns averaging less than three yards a play.

Overlay that with their turnover margin game log and it begins to make sense.

Screenshot_2020-10-30 cfbstats com - 2020 Kentucky Wildcats Turnover Margin Game Log

Kentucky is 2-0 in games with positive turnover margin and 0-3 in games with negative turnover margin.  It’s a good team, but not good enough to survive its mistakes.

Hopefully, the staff has gotten the message to Bennett about that.



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8 responses to “The key to Saturday’s game

  1. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    Heeeeeeeeeeere’s Manball!

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  2. Harold Miller

    All manball and no passing makes Georgia a dull offense. All manball and no passing makes Georgia a dull offense.


  3. Bulldawg Bill

    Somehow “manball” sounds like we’re screwing ourselves. Just sayin’!


  4. Run the offense and protect the ball, Kirby!

    If we’re going to run inside zone over and over, I don’t think we will be able to say our offense will have gotten more prepared to beat Alabama.


  5. originaluglydawg

    Believe this game will be very, very tough. Noon games are weird. Dawgs may be kind of flat after losing to Bama. Kentucky will have nothing to lose. Whenever I see a win being taken for granted by the media and even fans, I get worried.


  6. Hunkering Hank

    I seem to recall Kirby having Bennett focus on ball security on the off week. Crazy thought, I know, but maybe, just maybe, there is an off chance Kirby knows what the hell he’s doing. I know, man ball and all that something something.


  7. TN Dawg

    Enough of this questioning Kirby.

    He’s the best coach we’ve had since Mark Richt.