Inside the Numbers: Kentucky looks for signature win at LSU
The Kentucky Wildcats (5-1) travel to Baton Rouge, LA., to face the LSU Tigers (5-2) The Wildcats look to extend their three-game winning streak. Here’s a look inside the numbers.
104: Stanley Williams led the Wildcats with 104 yards and a touchdown on seven carries in Week 7. The freshman reached the 100-yard plateau for the first time in his career, topping a previous best of 60 yards on five carries against Ohio. Williams has seen limited attempts behind a strong Kentucky depth chart that has seen breakout performances from several different running backs this season.
216: Kentucky’s receivers combined for 216 yards and three touchdowns between six players against Louisiana-Monroe. Javess Blue led with 109 yards and two touchdowns on three receptions. Blake Bone also caught a 4-yard score in the second quarter.
187: Kentucky held Louisiana-Monroe to 187 passing yards. Starting quarterback Pete Thomas threw for 167 yards two touchdowns and one interception on 20-of-31 passing. Backup Brayle Brown totaled 20 yards and an interception on 2-of-8 throwing.
-2: Braylon Heard was a non-factor in Saturday’s win. The tailback rushed for -2 yards on three attempts and caught two passes for eight yards. After recording 116 yards and two touchdowns on just two attempts in Kentucky’s season opener, Heard was sidelined Week 2 with an injury and hasn’t seen reached the 100-yard plateau in any other game this season.
1.8: Jojo Kemp recorded a season-best 131 yards and three touchdowns against South Carolina in Week 6. However, his performance against Louisiana-Monroe was far less memorable. Kemp finished with 11 yards on six carries, averaging 1.8 per attempt.
1-of-12: Kentucky’s offense struggled on third down. The Warhawks held the Wildcats to a 1-of-12 third down efficiency. Fortunately for Kentucky, it found ways to score 48 points on other downs.