Running some numbers on Kentucky-Missouri


COLUMBIA, Mo. — A few numbers from Kentucky-Missouri:

– Kentucky converted just two-of-16 third downs for 12.5 percent. The Cats converted just one-of-12 against UL-Monroe for 8.3 percent.

– Through the season’s first four games, Kentucky converted 29 of 65 third downs for 44.6 percent. In the last five games, UK has converted 18 of 70 for 25.7 percent.

– Kentucky did not force a turnover for the first time since the 22-6 loss at Vanderbilt in November of last season.

– It broke a streak of six consecutive games in which the Cats did not intercept a pass.

– Kentucky gained just 258 total yards, second-lowest of the season. The 217 at LSU in UK’s last road game is the season-low.

– The Cats threw for just 158 yards, again the second-lowest passing total of the season. UK threw for 146 at LSU.

– To continue a theme, Patrick Towles’ passer rating of 90.74 was his second-lowest of the season. His lowest was 86.84 at — yes — LSU.

– In the last 10 years, Kentucky is 5-35 when it fails to gain at least 300 yards. UK’s last win when not gaining 300 yards was the Matt Roark win over Tennessee in 2011.

– Missouri gained just 320 yards. Coming into Saturday, UK was 10-3 in the last 13 games in which it held a team to 320 yards or fewer.

– Kentucky has now lost 20 straight true road games.

– Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is now 3-0 against Kentucky.

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