#12 Penn State Nittany Lions (9-3; 6-3 Big Ten East) vs #14 Kentucky Wildcats (9-3; 5-3 SEC East)
1 p.m. ET, January 1, 2019--ABC
Camping World Stadium (Capacity: 60,219 / Orlando, FL)
The Redzone TD% and Redzone TD% Defense are calculated by me and not ranked by the NCAA. Determining who has the advantage in these categories is strictly my arbitrary judgment.
There are more Kentucky logos on this chart than I expected...but not enough in places that make me any more nervous than I was before (I wasn’t).
The Wildcats have a good defense; but their defense versus the PSU offense isn’t as good as Penn State’s defense versus the UK offense. Their offense is pretty one dimensional, with all roads to success running through running back Benny Snell, Jr - and if Brent Pry can find a way to limit him, it should be an ok day for the Nittany Lions. And, as per usual, if either team is in the redzone, that’s where PSU will excel.
The other thing that surprised me a lot about these numbers were the punt defense (or lack thereof) of Kentucky - and the fact that they’ve given up so many yards, but no touchdowns, on punt defense.
What say you all?