Florida Gators at Kentucky Wildcats: Statistical Breakdown

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The Florida Gators are taking on the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday. Hail Florida Hail brings you a statistical breakdown of the two SEC teams. Have any recommendations for another category? Tweet it at us!

Florida Gators Kentucky Wildcats
Points for 23.7 (89th) 26.7 (76th)
Points against 14.7 (19th) 23.0 (56th)
Passing yards / game 203.7 (87th) 276.7 (35th)
Rushing yards / game 199.7 (47th) 213.3 (39th)
Turnover margin -1 (88th) -2 (100th)
3rd Down Rate 48.9% (30th) 25.6% (117th)
3rd Down Defensive Rate 18.9% (1st) 23.1% (6th)
1st Down Defense 34 (1st) 52 (20th)
Sacks 4.0 (94th) 7.0 (49th)
Time Of Possession (avg) 39 min (1st) 26 min (106th)

Notes

  • Kentucky has 12 players on their roster from Florida while the Gators have no players from Kentucky.
  • While the Gators defense statistically dominates the Wildcats, they will be without star defensive tackle Dominique Easley.
  • Kentucky is averaging considerably more yards through the air. The Wildcats run a two QB system with Max Smith and Jalen Whitlow.
  • This will be Tyler Murphy’s first ever start at quarterback for the Gators.
  • While Florida’s defense continues to be dominate, you wouldn’t know from their sacks on opposing quarterbacks. Still, the pressure and knockdowns have harassed QBs, including Worley and Peterman who threw a combined four interceptions last week.

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Topics: Florida Gators, Football, Kentucky Wildcats

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