Kentucky’s defense has to do better on third-and-short

One of Kentucky’s problems stopping the run has involved stopping the run on third-and-manageable and third-and-short situations.

Through the first three games, if it is third or fourth down and the yardage to go is four yards or less, opponents have successfully picked up the first down on 11 of 14 occasions.

If you take out fourth down situations, and it is third down and four yards or less, opponents have converted nine of 11 for first downs.

Here’s the chart (and fifth quarter is overtime, by the way):

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