LSU vs Kentucky: Final look at the statistical breakdown

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Just hours away from kickoff between the LSU Tigers and Kentucky Wildcats. The home team looking to stay perfect on the season and move to 6-0. The Tigers are hoping to play spoiler and keep Kentucky from being bowl eligible for at least another week.

LSU is in desperation mode with the upcoming slate of game against the top 25. They lost by four to Auburn (No. 22) at the time of the game. They have the No. 14 Kentucky at 6:30 p.m. CDT. Starting next Saturday it will host No. 18 Florida, then at No. 17 Ole Miss, and at No. 1 Alabama. They finish up the stretch at home against No. 16 Arkansas.

Safe to say they need this win badly. Here is how both team’s offensive and defensive units match up.

When LSU has the ball

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Here is how the LSU offense stacks up against the Kentucky defense in conference play:

Category

LSU

Kentucky

Category

Total Offense

373.6 (12th)

332.0 (5th)

Total Defense

Rush Offense

48.0/game (14th)

111.0 (3rd)

Rush Defense

Yards per carry

1.87 (14th)

3.74 (4th)

YPC allowed

Pass Offense

303.0 (4th)

221.0 (8th)

Pass Defense

Yards per attempt

7.8 (7th)

6.1 (4th)

YPA allowed

Scoring Offense

31.4 (7th)

17.0 (2nd)

Scoring Defense

Red Zone (TD%)

64.3 (9th)

75.0 (11th)

Red Zone (TD %)

When Kentucky has the ball

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How Kentucky’s offense matches up with the LSU defense:

Category

Kentucky

LSU

Category

Total Offense

358.7 (8th)

469.5 (12th)

Total Defense

Rush Offense

236.0 (2nd)

139.0 (7th)

Rush Defense

Yards per carry

5.62 (3rd)

5.05 (10th)

YPC allowed

Pass Offense

122.7 (13th)

330.5 (14th)

Pass Defense

Yards per attempt

6.5 (9th)

6.0 (3rd)

YPA allowed

Scoring Offense

23.7 (8th)

24.5 (7th)

Scoring Defense

Red Zone (TD%)

63.6 (6th)

66.67 (9th)

Red Zone (TD %)