I’ll have more complete thoughts later. For now, let’s listen to the most depressing song I can think of while looking at the most depressing performance of the year.
That there, that’s not me
I go where I please
I walk through walls
I float down the river
- Third Down Conversions
Missouri converted 4 of their 14 third downs thanks to an average of 8-yards-to-go. Every team this year - except Ole Miss - have kept the Tigers under a 50% conversion rate; SEMO, Troy, Vandy, and Kentucky kept the average-yards-to-go on third down over 8. It’s a season-long problem that has not been fixed.
- Passing Down Success Rate
18%. Better than last week’s 9%, worse than the 28% against Wyoming. Notice a trend?
- Passing Completion Rate
48% for the game. The Tigers had a better completion rate in passing situations than in standard downs. Which is mostly just an interesting point rather than an indicator of anything that can save a super disappointing performance against a team that gave up higher completion rates outside of Saturday.
In a little while I’ll be gone
The moment’s already passed, it’s gone
- Rushing Success Rate
38% for the Wildcats on the whole. But you know what actually counts here: Mr. Bowden’s success rate running was 48%, getting the necessary yards per down a whopping 57% of the time and averaging 11 yards after the line got him nearly 3.5. Bowden was an incredible and obvious weapon that the Tigers couldn’t figure out how to stop.
- Havoc Rate
Kentucky limited Missouri’s defense to a 15% havoc rate. The lowest this season was a 6% at Wyoming...after that, the lowest was a 14.5% against both Ole Miss and Vanderbilt. Do you think Missouri is missing Cale Garrett and his 28.5% havoc rate?
Strobe lights and blown speakers
Fireworks and hurricanes
- Missouri wide receivers dropped 6 of the 19 passes targeting them. Kam Scott contributed 3, Dominic Gicinto had 2.
- Missouri defensive ends combined for 7 tackles and 1 tackle for loss. Tre Williams provided the TFL, Chris Turner contributed 1 tackle.
- Albert Okwuegbunam was targeted one time.
- Success Rate of plays in which Kelly Bryant was the quarterback: 30%. Success Rate of plays in which Taylor Powell was the quarterback: 38%
- At 10p central time on October 12th, Missouri was alone in 1st place in the SEC East. After playing 2 of the 3 worst teams in the SEC, Missouri is now 3rd.
I’m not here. This isn’t happening.
I’m not here.
Kentucky won every matchup and dominated from start to finish. Go figure.