Kentucky vs. Missouri By the Numbers, Presented by UKFCU

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It’s time to dive into the stats and crunch some numbers before Kentucky takes on Missouri. The fine folks at UK Federal Credit Union are experts in crunching numbers and helping you with your financial future.

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Numbers You Need to Know

2 — Sacks by J.J. Weaver in only 13 snaps.

3.5 — Sacks by Missouri’s Blaze Allredge are the most in the country. Unlike most on that list, he’s a linebacker, which tells you the Tigers love to bring pressure.

5 — Wins by Mark Stoops over Missouri. UK leads the series 7-4 and is 5-0 all-time in games decided by 8 points or less.

6.6 — Yards per carry by Chris Rodriguez in week one, his average in 2020.

8.8 — Yards per touch by Mizzou RB Tyler Badie in week one. He had 203 rushing yards and 40 receiving yards vs. CMU.

10 — Mizzou’s margin of victory in 2020 is also the number of third downs they converted. When you add in the four fourth down conversions, they moved the sticks on 14-of-20 attempts.

14 — Tackles for loss by Kentucky and Missouri in week one, tied for the most in the SEC.

14.1 — Yards per attempt by Will Levis leads the SEC. His 230.88 quarterback rating is second only to Bo Nix.

17 — Net rushing yards by ULM in week one, the fewest by a UK opponent since 2017.

21 — Plays of 10 yards or more allowed by the Missouri defense, the most in the SEC. The Tigers have also allowed eight plays of 20+ yards. Kentucky has not allowed a gain of more than 20 yards this season.

42.8 — Yards per punt in 2020 by former Wildcat and current Mizzou punter, Grant McKinniss.

87 — Yards allowed by Kentucky in week one was the fewest by a UK opponent since 1988.

136 — Yards by Josh Ali last week set a new career-high for the fifth-year senior. Ali ranks third in the SEC, while Wan’Dale Robinson’s 125 yards are good enough for fifth in the conference.

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