Tennessee Volunteers v. Kentucky Wildcats: divining the numbers

Thought I'd throw these tables out early again this week rather than be surprised on Saturday.

Tennessee rush
v.
Kentucky defense
Tennessee pass
v.
Kentucky defense
Kentucky rush
v.
Tennessee defense
Kentucky pass
v.
Tennessee defense
64 (9) 46 (4) 67 (9) 58 (10)
94 (10) 25 (5) 53 (6) 27 (1)
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Field Goals
Tennessee punting
v.
Kentucky punt return
Kentucky punting
v.
Tennessee punt return
Intangibles
T-12 (3) 40 (4) 47 (4)  
T-35 (T-5) 74 (9) 64 (6)
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Tennessee logo
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The numbers in parentheses are SEC conference rankings.

This certainly looks like another Run Forrest Foster, run game, as our run against their run defense looks to be the only non-special teams advantage. But there's something interesting about Tennessee's passing game and Kentucky's pass defense: The Vols' rank lower nationally, but higher in the SEC. Hmm.

Schedules:

TENNESSEE
DATE OPPONENT RESULT/TIME
09/01 at #12 California 45-31
09/08 So Miss 39-19
09/15 at #5 Florida 59-20
09/22 Arkansas St 48-27
10/06 #12 Georgia 35-14
10/13 at Miss St 33-21
10/20 at Alabama 41-17
10/27 #16 S Carolina 27-24
11/03 La Lafayette 59-7
11/10 Arkansas 34-13
11/17 Vanderbilt 25-24
KENTUCKY
DATE OPPONENT RESULT/TIME
09/01 E Kentucky 50-10
09/08 Kent St 56-20
09/15 #9 Louisville 40-34
09/22 at Arkansas 42-29
09/29 FAU 45-17
10/04 at #11 S Carolina 38-23
10/13 #1 LSU 43-37
10/20 #15 Florida 45-37
10/27 Miss St 31-14
11/10 at Vanderbilt 27-20
11/17 at #9 Georgia 24-13

Kentucky is 7-4 and Tennessee is 8-3. Common opponents include Florida (both lost), Arkansas (both won), Vanderbilt (both won), Georgia (we won, they lost), Mississippi State (we won, they lost), Steve Spurrier (we won, they lost). Tennessee is trending upward while Kentucky appears to be struggling, but that may have more to do with their respective schedules.

According to GBE College Football Ratings, Kentucky has the 19th toughest schedule. Tennessee's is ranked 39th. (Interesting side note: three SEC East teams are in the top 10 (Florida, Steve Spurrier, and Georgia).

So. What do y'all see in the numbers?

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