After practice Wednesday, UK offensive coordinator Neal Brown said he was not happy with the way his team ran the football on first down against Western.
“I was not pleased with how we ran the ball on first down,” Brown said. “Did not run the ball in that situation, and I really think that’s what hurt us. If we could’ve gotten going on first down a little bit more, we would’ve run more plays, we’d have had a chance to get them more fatigued and really set the pace that we wanted to play with.”
Here’s a chart looking at UK’s first down runs last Saturday. Included are sacks, which count against the team’s rushing yards, and which put the Cats in a hole on second down on more than one occasion.