FB - What It Takes To Win (Miss. St.)

September 22, 2019


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What It Takes To Win

Every Sunday, as a team, you review the film and go over how well you played the day before.  One of the things that the team puts together at the beginning of the year is a large board that keeps track of what it takes to win each game (set up like the picture above).  Chances are, if you win more of these categories than you lose, you ultimately win the game.  It also allows you to see trends of where you are excelling vs. places you need to work on.


This weekly article will go in to detail about how we played that week in correspondence with what we at BBN Chalk Talk have put together as the categories and areas that will make the Cats most successful.  If you win, you get your team sticker - if you lose, the other team gets a sticker.  Let's take a look at how this last game went:

UK vs. Mississippi State


Win the Trenches

(Rush for more yards than your opponent does) 

LOSS - UK rushed for 154 yards while MSU had 241 yards


Win in the RedZone

(Offense - 75% of possessions in RZ end in a score, Defense - hold to 50% or less *2 trips or more*)

Off: LOSS - UK was only 2 for 4 on RZ attempts (50%)

Def: LOSS - MSU was 3 for 4 on RZ attempts (75%)


Control the Clock

(Win the possession time)

LOSS - UK 26:54, MSU 33:06


Win 3rd Down

(Offense - 75% conversion or better, Defense - 50% conversion or less)

Off: LOSS - UK was held to 1 of 12 conversions (8%)

Def: LOSS - MSU was 6 for 10 conversions (60%)


No Fly Zone

(Allow 200 yards or less passing)

WIN - MSU only had 180 yards passing


Win the 4th Quarter

(Score more points than your opponent in the 4th quarter)

LOSS - UK lost 7-3 in the 4th Quarter


Win the Game

(The final score)

LOSS - UK lost the game 28-13

Where To Find Us

You can find the BBNCT guys multiple times a week throughout football season:


  1. Catch Max Godby LIVE immediately following every Football game on Larry Glover Live on 590AM WVLK.

  2. Catch Matt and Greg LIVE every Sunday evening on Cameron Mills Radio at 7:00pm on 630AM WLAP.

  3. The BBNCT guys will be posting TWO podcasts every week, the Monday episode reviewing the game that was just played plus some #EverythingSchool updates and every Friday will be giving you everything you need to know about the next UK opponent.  You find these wherever you like to stream you podcasts.

  4. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram by searching BBN Chalk Talk!

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